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3.2 megapixel camera phones vs 5 megapixel

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    from what i can understand there is barely any noticable difference in the qulaity of the picture unless you are blowing it up bigger...

    does this mean a 3.2 megapixel camera would be sufficent on a phone and anything else higher is really a waste of money ....
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    Unless the phone has a decent lens then your pictures will not be up to much anyways. 3.2 will be enough for standard photographs.
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    (Original post by impervious)
    Unless the phone has a decent lens then your pictures will not be up to much anyways. 3.2 will be enough for standard photographs.
    what type of lens should l look for ?
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    I personally think there's a big difference. Then from 5megapixels and up I can't tell the difference.
    I'm not techincal atttt alll but I'm just saying my opinion from past experience. I've had 3.2, 5 and 7.2 megapixel cameras and the last picture quiality looked the same.
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    Forget the lens, one of the most important things for camera phones is shutter speed. Slow shutter speed = crap picture, the only way of getting around a slow shutter speed is if your phone has some sort of shake-sensor so that it only takes the picture once it's steady and then you can, typically, take a good picture.

    I think lenses are universally crap on mobile phones so far, although I heard a while back that kodak was developing a new design of lens specifically for the mobile market which would improve things.
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    Look for resolution, then shutter speed, then the lens, then the megapixel count.
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    I've found that autofocus makes a fair bit of difference over fixed focus - features like that are just as important as megapixelage...
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    is the Schneider-Kreuznach lens on the LG viewty a good lens then?
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    (Original post by DJkG.1)
    Look for resolution, then shutter speed, then the lens, then the megapixel count.
    what's the difference..? :rolleyes:

    EDIT: I was being facetious, to anyone wondering they are the same thing haha
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    (Original post by adam:))
    is the Schneider-Kreuznach lens on the LG viewty a good lens then?
    Thats pretty good for a mobile I think. My old kodak digital camera had a Schneider-Keuznach lens. Anyway, megapixel count is rather useless if you don't want to blow your picture up (or crop).
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    (Original post by adam:))
    is the Schneider-Kreuznach lens on the LG viewty a good lens then?
    The camera is the only good thing about the viewty.
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    (Original post by White Zenith)
    what's the difference..? :rolleyes:
    i was also wondeering that :confused:
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    Mobile phones often give speckly pictures. I would look online where people post sample pictures to see what they're like.
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    (Original post by TheWakeUpCall)
    Mobile phones often give speckly pictures. I would look online where people post sample pictures to see what they're like.
    This is usually due to the lens seemingly having a magnetic attraction to dust and other detritus found in your pocket.
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    (Original post by White Zenith)
    what's the difference..? :rolleyes:
    Resolution is how clear the camera can sense changes in colour (i.e. how much detail the camera can see). Pixel count is how many pixels they squeeze in (i.e. how much detail the camera can put onto the photo).

    Having high pixel count and low resolution will make the picture look pixelated because the low resolution can't detect the finer changes in colour so the camera is forced to give multiple pixels the same colour . High resolution and low pixel count will have the same problem but for the opposite reason, each pixel can only be given one colour so the camera can't make use of the high resolution.

    At least, that's how I understand it. Someone will probably come and shoot me down though. :o:
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    Nokia use Carl Zeiss Optics Lens in their cameras. I had both the 5MP N85 and 8MP N86. Unless you are sending you images to a computer there is very little difference between them. As long as you focus properly, they both give gorgeous pics. Stick with 5...
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    (Original post by Svenjamin)
    Resolution is how clear the photo is. Pixel count is how many pixels they squeeze in.

    Having high pixel count and low resolution will make the picture look pixelated because the low resolution can't detect the finer changes in colour so the camera is forced to give multiple pixels the same colour . High resolution and low pixel count will have the same problem but for the opposite reason, each pixel can only be given one colour so the camera can't make use of the high resolution.
    MP and resolution are associated. The mega-pixel of the camera is the number of pixels it captures to make a picture. Resolution is just the pixels horizontal multiplied by pixels vertical, which equals the "megapixel" of the camera.
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    (Original post by Zedd)
    MP and resolution are associated. The mega-pixel of the camera is the number of pixels it captures to make a picture. Resolution is just the pixels horizontal multiplied by pixels vertical, which equals the "megapixel" of the camera.
    Ah k, everyone ignore me then. :getmecoat:
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    I've noticed that Sony Ericsson do good camera phones. The K800i cybershot 3.2MP picture quality was vastly superior to the Samsung Soul U900 5MP camera, in my opinion anyway.

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