Cell phone photography

Posted on April 26, 2004

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: using a cell-phone or smart-phone or PDA or whatever as a photo camera just doesn’t cut it.

In here two examples of pictures taken with a Sony-Ericsson t68i and the plugable mini-camera.

The resolution is not all bad (640x480) but apart from that you have strong chromatic deviation, spherical aberrations on the picture and lots of other faults.

It just turn’s me off from using it again when I look at pictures like the one below and remember that the walls where plain white and that this was a rather sunny day. And it wasn’t even taken at the end of the day, it was around 14h00 or 15h00. Just look at the colour on those walls!

[Well, now you can’t, because the photo is lost in the big bit-bucket in the sky.]

Oh well, it does give you an easy way to document your life, the picture above was taken on my way back from the usual lunch spot, while the one bellow was taken on a piece of waste-land just opposite said place.

[This photo, too, has gone the way of the Dodo.]

But I’m still not convinced. Might just as well buy a decent point-and-shoot.