(keitai-l) Re: keitais killing digital consumer cameras (Ore more) softly

From: Curt Sampson <cjs_at_cynic.net>
Date: 12/22/03
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
On Fri, 19 Dec 2003, Eric Hildum wrote:

> You can put a high quality lens, but you still have a form factor and
> physics issue. Good cameras have a much larger lens to gather more
> light allowing the use of a slower film. This is even more important in
> digital cameras, where emulating a fast film injects a lot of noise
> into an image. Thus, there is no way a keitai image can match the
> quality of a standard digital camera or regular camera unless there is
> a larger lens (or a major change in the sensing devices).

Well, there's no way it can match the quality of a high-end digital
camera, sure. But low-end digital cameras (i.e., the little subcompact
models you get for $300) have keitai-sized lenses (at least, some of
them do: certainly my Casio Exlim does) and take much, much better
photographs than the 505i series at the same resolution.

I'm not complaining about not having top quality on my phone; I'm
complaining that I can't even do a 3x5 print from it that looks anywhere
near as good as the 3x5 print off my camera running at the same

Curt Sampson  <cjs_at_cynic.net>   +81 90 7737 2974   http://www.NetBSD.org
    Don't you know, in this new Dark Age, we're all light.  --XTC
Received on Mon Dec 22 06:24:21 2003