camera phone

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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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The firm said, 'The smart phone camera is the perfect conduit for mobile banking innovation as accountholders embrace the idea of conducting financial business via pictures.
a provider of multimodal biometric authentication for IT, web, and mobile applications, today announced the launch of BioID Connect, a cloud-based biometric authentication service that providers of web, cloud and mobile services can easily integrate to offer their users convenient strong authentication, using standard webcams and smart phone cameras for highly accurate face recognition.
switched on his mobile phone camera and placed it inside a torn sock.
A photograph of his license plate taken with a cell phone camera helped police track him down, Police Lt.
Mary Simones-Jones said she was ordered not to use her mobile phone camera to snap her 11-year-old daughter, Eden, giving a goodbye speech at Tindal Primary School, in Balsall Heath.
Nick Bubb, a retail analyst with Pali International, said that while this reflected a general slowdown of compact camera sales, it was also tied in with improvements in the mobile phone camera market.
Nichols filmed himself on his own mobile phone camera mouthing the word "murderer" and you can see the chilling footage of his confession at www.
For another, the phone camera has an incomparably shorter battery life than the DSC.
Mary, of Wyken, snapped Ginny with her mobile phone camera.
To illustrate, a column I wrote on school cell phone camera policies soon became linked to several non-education sites that sell camera equipment and services.
TWO thugs set fire to a man and laughed while filming him burning on a a mobile phone camera.