When it comes to dominating the photography world, the ubiquitous (and dare we say generic) smartphone has emerged as a winner by capturing the imagination of the consumer, much to the dismay of the purists. However, the rein of the smartphone may just come to an end in the near future, as a new trend is emerging where the emphasis is first on the camera and then on the cellphone capabilities. How else would you explain the introduction of the Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera, which runs on an Android OS and stunned the tech world with its ingenuity. Listed below are some of those unique gadgets, which are cameras first and cellphones second.
Panasonic’s LUMIX Phone 101P
When it comes to electronics, our Japanese friends always get the good stuff. If a camera and a cellphone ever have a baby, the end result would be the LUMIX Phone 101P. Equipped with a 13.2MP CMOS Lumix sensor with “Mobile Venus Engine”, it runs on Android.
The Altek T8680
Altek may not be the most popular brand out there, but kudos to them for attempting something like the Altek T8680. The 12 megapixel camera with cellphone capabilities features a dedicated image processor, F3.0-F5.6, and up to ISO 3200.
The Casio Exilim W63CA
This camera with a mobile phone looks like a winner and totes as 8.1 megapixel camera resolution. There is also an image stabilizer and a face detection feature.
The K-Touch C280
This one is making waves in China and features an 8-megapixel sensor, along with a 3x optical zoom with 1600 ISO support. And if that doesn’t impress you, then the on board Canon DIGIC III image processing utility will surely do.
The Samsung W880
Samsung upped the ante with its Samsung W880, which has the honor of being the worlds first 12MP camera phone. It has a Xenon engine and a LED flash to ensure that photo quality is not compromised.
Flex Camera Lens TV Mobile Phone SE V8
We admit, this one looks like a cheap Chinese knockoff, but we still appreciate the effort. You can order this from here.
The Nova DSLR Cellphone
Alas, this one is just a concept, but we are optimists here at Togtech, so maybe one day it will be a sweet sweet reality. Erin Fong from the California College of Arts has dreamt of a DSLR with cellphone capabilities and its quite a relief from the usual point and shooters.