Is 5 megapixels the cutoff for effective camera replacement by cell phone? One would imagine it should be and even though camera phones typically can’t zoom like a camera they are always with you and as such, users get used to them and don’t want to drag YAD (yet another device) wherever they go.
If you are taking photos with a camera phone in the US, you are probably not snapping at any more than 2 megapixels. Still, already cell phones are becoming the choice of everyday photography.
And even with this fact in mind, one wonders if people will even buy cameras as 5 megapixel camera phones become mainstream. Already you can purchase the Nokia 6220, Motorola Motozine ZN5, Samsung Omnia (pictured) and a number of other 5 megapixel gadgets which can make calls and remember your favorite memories.
The next frontier for camera phones is to take on the video recorder and I would imagine within three years video recording camera phones will be much more common.
With all this processing power, making FMC calls and accessing UC applications while surfing on 4G and WiMax networks should be cake. Where do I sign up for one of these gadgets? I just can’t wait to see them.