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Best Camera Phones

Best Camera Phones

A DSLR may not be able to make phone calls, but the devices that we're going to discuss today not only let you make calls, but are worthy enough of being compared with the finest cameras around. A discussion over the best camera phones follows below.
Veethi Telang
Budget set? Dad says, either buy an SLR or a mobile phone? There you come under pressure. How do you convince your dad now? Mmm... here's a simple solution. Grab a cell phone with superb camera quality, and tell him, you no longer need an SLR. Chances are, he'll get hooked to your new phone much before you do. After all, camera phones are state-of-the-art, and they are here to stay. You know, for the most part, I must be exaggerating. Of course there's no match to those world-class digital single-lens reflex cams, but to tell you the truth, the camera quality of a slew of cell phones that has arrived in the last few years has left everybody stunned. A macro shot may look equally good when taken from a camera phone, and sometimes, much better. And after all, beauty is in the eyes of ... blah blah. They say so, don't they?

So, I really can't tell what causes you to buy a cell phone with superb camera quality. What I can do, however, is enlist all those au courant cell phone beauties that have stolen the heart of millions with their pixels and color combinations. Here I unveil the finest, coolest, and certainly, the best camera phones available in the tech market today.

With due respect to the feelings and needs of a budding mobile photographers, the following camera phones have much more to offer than just a few megapixels and colors. They can make you go down on your knees, and are capable of replacing any other gadget on your tech-shelf. Following are four of the best camera cell phones zooming, and taking over every other gadget of similar sort.

Apple iPhone 4
5 Megapixels with LED Flash
The boss of all, Apple iPhone 4 may have just 5 megapixels to flaunt, but the HDR technology it comes with makes it one of the most delectable camera phones today. Whether it is a macro, a night portrait, a landscape, or a user-defined mode... the iPhone 4 clicks with panache. It has up to 5x zoom, and comes with a dual camera, so that you don't miss clicking yourself. And as far as the phone goes, who is left untouched by what a phenomenon the iPhone is?

Nokia N8
12 Megapixels with Xenon Flash
Those amateur photographers have a reason to smile. What a decently priced SLR is able to offer is all available in the Nokia N8 too. 12 megapixel camera, Xenon Flash, Carl Zeiss Optics (Nokia is known for doting upon Carl Zeiss), a Dolby surround sound, and HD-quality video recording. Capturing all colors faithfully, producing superb images even in the night, the Nokia N8 is one of the best smartphones to have excelled in all aspects. Consider it, for you don't really get 12 megapixels under a brand name as powerful as Nokia!

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
8 Megapixels with Photo Light
Of all the Android smartphones available today, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 represents the highest-resolution camera. If you're looking for a phone that is capable of producing perfect impromptu shots, X10 is your pick. Of course, you cannot expect it to take over an SLR, but this one beats every other smartphone that stands pat against it with its on-the-go shooting facility that makes it a must-have! Grab it in the first place, its super-sharp images aren't something you get in every other smartphone.

Samsung M8800 Pixon
8 Megapixels with LED Flash
Too bad for Samsung, this phone doesn't really impress in terms of performance, but its camera takes away all Brownie points. Many users rate this 8 megapixel Samsung kid to be one of the coolest camera phones till date. If you want a decent phone with rich class camera performance, the M8800 Pixon is your pick! The touchscreen facility of this phone makes it easy for you to tap and swipe, and take pictures with ease. And, well, the video capture skills are equally superb with 30 frames per second. It may be a bit high-priced for those looking for a full-fledged camera smartphone, but if only clicking photos is your demand, you could consider this one for once.

Some More to Click Through...

Should you find the above less satisfactory, the following list represents a yet another compilation of some fairly good smartphones that are competent enough to stand a chance against the fantastic four discussed above. Take a look, give a go:
  • HTC Inspire 4G
  • Samsung Focus
  • Nokia N97
  • Sony Ericsson C905
  • Motorola MOTOZINE ZN5
  • LG KC780
It's awesome to send the first photos of a new experience to your family just by a simple tap and swipe. Click a thousand images of your vacation, and store them in your device for as long as you want. With camera phones having taken their toll on the world, you have a full-fledged photographer in your pocket. All you need to do is just click once, leave the rest on your smartphone.