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View Poll Results: How often do you use your camera phone?
All the time. 124 27.13%
Every once in a while. 93 20.35%
Only if absolutely necesarry, or for unimportant pictures 131 28.67%
Only if there is no blunt object to hit myself with, because that would be preferable. 109 23.85%
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Old 04-25-2011   #81
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Old 04-25-2011   #82
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I use mine almost daily, a cheep crappy cell phone, but it gets the job done. I use it mostly to take notes that I txt to evernote so I don't forget things. and If I have some time to kill, try to take a decent picture of my life at that moment. why the heck not?

should a photographer ever be philosophically opposed to a camera?

sounds kind of silly.
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Old 05-03-2011   #83
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Lightbulb Camera in cell phone

I use the camera to take a mug shot of the person whose number in in the index. If not a person then it would be some type of icon for the listing, e.g. Harley-Davidson logo for the Harley shop phone number. Just for fun.
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Old 05-03-2011   #84
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I have a Sony Ericsson W508 and use its camera often-its 3MP camera can take nice photos and I find its capture options to be a nice assortment-it has in-camera panorama, night and burst modes.

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Old 05-09-2011   #86
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I am a died in the wool analog shooter but I use my iPhone 4's camera function a lot especially if I use the light meter app. As a point and shoot the iPhone 4 is pretty powerful and I'm stunned at what I can get from it.


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Old 05-09-2011   #87
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Old 05-09-2011   #88
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Even though I use the camera only to pair photos with callers I've seen some excellent work from cell cameras the best being Damon Winters essay from Afghanistan linked here:
http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/1...l-a-war-story/

Shows that there is a time and place for everything.
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Old 05-26-2011   #89
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Old 05-26-2011   #90
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I used to use it so often that I picked up a Canon S95 to carry with me. Great little camera, though the iPhone 4 camera is better than nothing.
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Old 05-27-2011   #91
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My home phone doesn't come with a camera, so can't use that........

My cellphone/mobilephone/handphone come with a crappy "camera", used them maybe a handful of times, and that was after a lot of buggering from the better half..... so I can have her or my liitle angel's photo as wallpaper
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Old 05-27-2011   #92
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I use the cell whenever we straighten the bumper of my truck with a wooden barrel, ancient payloader and homemade forklift.

Some of my complex and technically sophisticated images simply overwhelm my other cameras.

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Old 06-06-2011   #93
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A few favorites with either my iPhone 3G or 4, can't remember exactly which ones were shot with which phone... All of them were edited in-phone with various apps.



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Old 06-06-2011   #94
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My cellphone doesnt have a camera.
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Old 06-11-2011   #95
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I use the cell whenever we straighten the bumper of my truck with a wooden barrel, ancient payloader and homemade forklift.

Some of my complex and technically sophisticated images simply overwhelm my other cameras.

Exactly. That's what I always say.
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Old 06-11-2011   #96
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I use the camera on my iPhone 3GS all the time, sometimes even while I'm carrying a "real" camera. It's a different tool that gives me a different look and it's fun to play with. Having it around actually got me back into the habit of looking for photos wherever I am. I've also noticed that I can grab photos that I could never have gotten with a camera simply because no one pays attention to someone fiddling around with a cell phone. I'm probably never going to get shots suitable for big prints, but that isn't the point.

I took this one on a whim one night while I was waiting for my wife just because I liked the light. Turned out OK and again, it keeps me in the habit looking for pictures, which will help when I'm carrying a more capable camera with me.

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Old 06-12-2011   #97
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I upgraded to an iPhone 4 last week, and the camera quality is markedly better than my old iphone. Still noisy in low light, and saturated in bright light, but I like having a decent point and shoot in my pocket. The flash sucks though.
Here's a shot in the yard yesterday. It seems to do great with macro . . .

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Yes. Even THAT phone is a pain in the a$$ sometimes!
I had a friend who only had a pager. When he got a beep he would check the number. If it was someone he knew and wanted to speak with them, he would go to a pay phone and call them back. Smart guy!
No pay phones left nowadays though.
In my day, that type of man was called a "drug dealer".
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Old 06-12-2011   #99
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I have one of those military-grade rubberized cellphone. It works perfectly as a phone but it doesn't have a camera, which is ok for me because I prefer making phone calls with a phone and take pictures with the camera.
My wife, however, has one of those fancy-schmency android phones with 5MP (supposedly) camera, and I have to admit, that her cellphone takes much better pictures than my cameras make phone calls
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Old 06-23-2011   #100
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I use mine a lot for snapshots, and it's great! Certainly as good as the first digital p&s I owned.

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Old 12-17-2011   #101
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Old 12-17-2011   #102
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Can't remember the last time I've seen a payphone. As I remember they were filthy, even sticky, most of the time anyway. My iPhone is convenient as both a phone and a camera. 8x10. probably not but for eBay and web use, absolutely.
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Old 12-17-2011   #103
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I take pictures of the inside of my pocket all the time. I never take pictures with my cellphone intentionally. Also, I nominally use 15-20 minutes a month on my cellphone mainly for work.
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Old 12-17-2011   #104
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It's funny how much things have changed in the three years since this poll was first posted. I hated using my iPhone 3G for pics... the Hipstamtic ones were occasionally fun but always looked just like everyone else's stuff since they're "processed" the same. My 4s on the other hand, its camera is fantastic, especially considering it's also my phone and portable internet device. So I actually will use it when I simply need a quick snapshot—either to email to someone or to simply get a pic of something that I didn't carry the proper film equipment for.
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Old 12-17-2011   #106
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I always forget that my BlackBerry can shoot HD video and take pictures.......It is just a phone to me.
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Old 12-17-2011   #107
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Since getting the 4s... I've been using its camera all the time.
Thoroughly enjoying it.
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Old 12-18-2011   #108
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Almost never, now that I have the Ricoh GRD3 as a go-everywhere camera.
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iPhone4S have a good Camera for everyday use.
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The NYT has an "Annie Hall" ending to the P&S romance.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/04/te...l?ref=business

http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/...int-and-shoot/

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On errands around town, particularly at night, I seldom take a camera with me. When a photo op shows up, the phone cam can be handy. When I replaced my old phone, I chose a Samsung model because it had a 3.2MP camera function. I have been impressed with what a fixed-focus f/2.6 lens, equivalent to a 40mm full-frame lens, can capture.

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My cellphone (3 3/4" x 2") is about the same size as my Canon S95 (3 7/8" x 2 1/4").
As I carry both, I've never used the camera in my cellphone. The S95 - at 10mp - is a true pocketable camera and thus can be carried daily.
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I use my cell phone for conversation only and voice mail. No internet interface or texting.

You can call me old school, you can call me cheap . . . . .

I am just not interested in being connected to the rest of world 7x24 hours a day in every imaginable way possible.
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I use the camera in my phone on a pretty regular basis. It lets me get out of the house quickly when I don't want to carry another camera. It is 8 MP and shoots well enough for web or printing at 8x10. I also enjoy having fun with all of the hipster and lomo effects. Its like having several different camera bodies available depending on the subject and my mood.

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Old 12-23-2011   #117
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I use my iPhone all the time to take pictures. It's like a sketchbook for taking photos.
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Sell a X100 for a smartphone?

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I use it all the time for many reasons..
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