CAMERA PHONE --do they take good pictures?

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Real Estate Agent with Alain Pinel BRE 01367196

At first, camera phones were nice-to-have applications/tools. The it became so widely used that we've heard of stories of folks using their camera phone to document events. Remember Michael Richards' --- Kramer on Seinfeld --- rant onstage that went viral on YouTube? That was caught on a camera phone.

While I don't think the camera phones can take the place of a really good digital camera when taking photos of properties for posting as a listing, there are some camera phones that are really good.

 

TREO 650 --- this is one of the last pictures I took using the TREO. This picture is of my foster dog, Joey, outdoors at the dog park, in the daylight. I was impressed with the quality.

 

BLACKBERRY CURVE: 

Her name is Harmony, the latest addition to the household. Taken indoors, during the day, using light streaming in from the windows.  

 

 

 

 

IPHONE  

When I switched to iPhone, I'm still in the learning mode although there was really nothing to learn. It's a PHD technology (Push Here, Dummy).Taken at night, with just the light from the Christmas tree. 

And here's a close-up of that Christmas tree.

  

Although passable in a pinch, I miss the flash, the zoom in/out capability, the settings of a real camera. But it's nice to know the camera phone is available as an alternative.

How about YOUR cameraphone?

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Rainmaker
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Pacita Dimacali
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA
Alain Pinel

Bruce -- thanks. The camera in a phone is still a good-to-have feature. Still need to use the digital camera for serious photos. :)

Angelia -- yep. Digital camera for MLS, still.

Have a Happy and a Prosperous New Year!

December 25, 2008 01:06 PM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Hukill - Edmond
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ShowMeOKC Team of Paradigm AdvantEdge

While my iPhone will never replace my Nikon D60, it sure is a lot more handy, since I always have it in my picket, and my Nikon wouldn't fit in any pocket.  I take so many pictures, I find myself using my iPhone more & more.  Some day I'm sure we'll see many of the upgrades we'd like in our camera phones, but for now, we'll just have to find that balance between convenience and real high quality pics.

January 04, 2009 01:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Pacita Dimacali
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA
Alain Pinel

Ryan

I've been taking a lot of pictures with the iPhone...and although they may be a little grainy (can't complain, though...my first digital camera had the same resolution), I'm not complaining too much because I have my higher resolution camera anyway.

And yes... the convenience alone of having a camera phone is a big plus! My old Razor didn't do that!

January 04, 2009 02:54 AM
Rainmaker
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League City, TX - Worrell Team, REALTORS, GRI, CNE
Bayou Properties Realty
The iPhone camera is much more of a fun maker than an actual picture taker. You still need a good camera for properties, the kids, vacations, etc especially if you want any printed.
January 30, 2009 10:21 PM
Rainmaker
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Pacita Dimacali
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Alain Pinel

Brian, you're absolutely right. It's a nice-thing-to-have, but not the-only-thing-to-have.

January 31, 2009 12:22 AM
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Pacita Dimacali

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