I was reading today's news about Nokia's new 2 megapixel cameraphone
. It's not the first phone of its type. 3 megapixel cameraphones are already on the market
and so too is the technology from Mitsubishi to build 4 megapixel cameraphones
. Two megapixels, by the way, is plenty of resolution for 4x6 and 3x5 pictures as long as you don't plan to do much in the way of cropping (the equivalent of zooming). One reason cameraphones may not produce the same quality image as a dedicated digital camera is because of the quality of the optical components. But with 4 megapixel cameras on the way, and with a connection between the camera and an Internet-bound photo service like Flickr
being such an obviously killer application, what I want to know is where are the camera's with the 3G connections? In other words, now that we have phones turning into great cameras, why not cameras that become great phones? Why shouldn't I be able to take a shot with my Nikon D70 (which, by the way, I highly recommend) and connect directly to a 3G service from Verizon Wireless or T-Mobile and upload my photos directly to some service as opposed to needing a PC to do it for me? Does such a beast exist? Let me know. [Disclosure:
Like ZDNet, Webshots is a CNET Networks Property. While I also use Flickr
, I mainly use Webshots because I get an employee discount].