Didital Camera or Mobile camera ?

India
January 23, 2007 7:14am CST
WHat do you prefer -a digital camera or a moblie phone with inbuilt camera ?This is important for me because I am in dilemma what to buy ? At present I don't have a digital camera and my mobile phone is not with a camera . I think the response with substance will help me decide .
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15 responses
@rhinoboy (2129)
23 Jan 07
As above, it depends on what you want the camera for. It's pretty obvious that the proper camera would be better, but I have one of these and often miss moments I would photograph as I don't keep it with me. I don't have a camera phone either, but since newer ones have good cameras in, I was thinking of buying one. My wifes phone-camera takes poor pictures, but I have a friend whose phone-camera is rated 3 megapixels or so, which is very good. Phones with decent cameras are much more expensive than a decent camera alone (and normally harder to use) at least here in the UK
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• India
23 Jan 07
mobile camera with digital cmaera features i mean sonyericsson 790i it s the best phone with superior clarity and a good flash ever in mobile phones....u can even take pictures of models with it
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@gittabest (1951)
• Iceland
23 Jan 07
Hi there, I'm not sure what I would do, I have both got a mobile phone with camera and a very good canon digital camera. If you like photography and if you for example travel a lot and always see good moments to take photos, you should buy a digital camera. If you on the other hand just take one photo per week and hates to have a lot of stuff with you, you should get one of these mobiles with cameras in it. Where I live I have to pay for getting my mobile photos into the computer and that ca really get expensive after only 5 photos. Hope you will do the right thing :D Have a nice day
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@thebeing (657)
• Romania
15 Mar 08
lol... sorry, but this question can not but amuse me. If you want to take PICTURES, get a camera. If you want to chit chat, get a phone. :) Every piece of equipment is made primarily for a sole purpose. The additional features will always be...mediocre to weak. take care!
@clowdine (1402)
• Philippines
23 Feb 08
In addition to what I added, just trade in your old cellphone with the one that has a camera. Thanks.
@clowdine (1402)
• Philippines
23 Feb 08
I guess it is much cheaper if you buy a mobile phone with built in camera especially if you're not into photography business. It will just be another bulk or a property to worry about. Let the cellphone do the multi tasking for you.
@player143 (879)
• India
21 Feb 08
Digital camera is better than mobile camera.Digital camera has good clarity than mobile camera.
• Philippines
20 Feb 08
If you are not after high quality pictures and just take pictures for fun, I suggest you buy a mobile phone with built-in camera. This way, you have a phone plus a camera with you wherever you go and take pictures of anything.
@usnavys (297)
• Poland
8 Feb 07
I'd absolutely choose digital camera. I'm very demanding and cameras in mobile phones are not enough for me.. they don't so much optional functions.
29 Jan 07
mobile phone camera are of a less quality of digital cameras. so if people wish to have professional photographs then i would advise them to use a digital camera
@aquarian9 (548)
• Canada
28 Jan 07
We only have a digital still camera. That being said I like the idea of having the capability to do more than one thing. With the new phones you can do so much. I have seen som good quality pics taken from the phones as well.
28 Jan 07
Hello akumei A camera phone is very handy, and some, like my Sony Ericsson K800i have a 3 mega-pixel camera built in. However a digital camera is much better quality with higher number of pixels and optical zoom. If you consider buying a digital camera some of the things you should look at are generally, higher number of mega-pixels the better, and the higher optical zoom with some sort of camera shake reduction the better. Ignore digital zoom, this is poor quality since it just increases the size of the image from the centre rather that the whole image. If you wanted something a bit more professional you could go for a Bridge camera - which is a little more expensive than a compact digital camera, but not as big or costly as a Digital SLR. Bridge cameras offer a lot of manual settings to allow you to get experiment with your techniques.
• United States
28 Jan 07
If you'd like to make photography more of a hobby or possbily a money making opportunity, then I would suggest a higher end digital camera. If you just want to take pics just for the heck of it, and don't care about quality, then a mobile camera phone would be the option for you. Personally, I have both, and I rarely use my mobile camera phone (I have a razor phone, so it takes good pics) because the quality is just no where near what I can get on my digital camera. I love photography, so owning a higher end digital camera has really worked out well for me. I've even been able to sell some of my pics to stock photo sites. Hope this helps!! Best of luck! :-)
• Romania
28 Jan 07
well you should buy a digital camera...phone cameras...are not good enough..
@jjones474 (123)
• United States
23 Jan 07
If you enjoy photography or just like taking nice pictures, I would go with a high end digital camera. If you just like taking quick snapshots, by all means, a camera/phone would work well. But I believe nothing does everything well. You don't see Minolta cameras with built in phones. As the old saying goes, "the right tool for the right job" Or decide how you are going to use your camera, and let that guide you.