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camera phone

A cellphone with a built-in camera. Most cellphones and all smartphones have still and video camera capability. Hundreds of billions of photos are taken every year with camera phones, because everyone has the phone handy nearly all the time. In addition, camera quality has become so good that, except for the professional photographer or serious amateur, the average family no longer uses a dedicated camera. Although the test of camera quality has always been printing large photos, even 8x10" prints from many camera phones are extremely good. See smartphone, point-and-shoot camera and DSLR.
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On the lens manufacturers' side, Tamron will use its expertise in making DSC lenses to develop glass lenses for the camera phone lens mechanism.
According to the survey, camera phone users have so far been fairly judicious in the amount of time they use their devices.
Camera phone sales in Asia Pacific are expected to nearly double this year in comparison to 2004, reaching 68m units, while sales in Japan are expected to account for almost 92% of total mobile sales.
Nevertheless, camera phones are here to stay, and your district needs to evolve policies that define appropriate as well as inappropriate use.
wants people with camera phones to come into its drug stores to make prints.
Experts reportedly believe the camera phone market to be a critical test for Nokia, as consumers were increasingly acquiring camera phones in Japan and South Korea where Nokia's market share was on average weaker than in Europe or the USA.
Camera phones produce low-resolution shots, with fixed focus, no zoom, and no flash.
Neil Mawston, Director at Strategy Analytics, added, "The fastest growing segment of the camera phone market will be the high-tier.
The report also forecasts a 43% CAGR in global camera phone prints, and a projected doubling of photo messaging revenue growth, between 2005 and 2009.
The key for retailers and those who offer photofinishing equipment and services is to make it as convenient as possible for camera phone users to make those prints.
It also includes a comparison between traditional camera phones and smartphones.
According to ABI, at the higher end of the camera range other issues such as lens quality, zoom accuracy and software level will determine growth of camera phone popularity.