Posted by Mike Evans in Camera Phones on September 11, 2005

Sony Ericsson K750 camera phone
Virtually all new mobile phones now have a camera within them of some description, from the basic VGA 0.3 megapixel variety, through the current generation of 2 megapixellers, to the top-of-the-line, only-in-Japan 7 megapixel behemoths. Despite a recent survey by StrategyAnalytics Inc. showing that only 28.5% of people actually use their phone’s camera features (and an even more alarming 2.9% use picture messaging to send the photo), the manufacturers are insistent on the mobile phone being the gadget of choice for the masses; as such, it simply must have a camera!

But does this mean that you can throw away your camera and rely solely on your phone? Well, no – just try taking a photo on your phone in poor light and you’ll see why! However, by making use of some of the features within a mobile phone’s camera, you can overcome these limitations, and get the most out of your phone’s camera.


Have any tips of your own, or comments on how well your phone’s camera performs? Feel free to add them here.