Check Out: The Connected Camera
Anti-shake, red-eye reduction, smile and blink detection, on-board editing and panoramic stitching. Sound like a spec list for the latest premium point-and-shoot?
This year, those imaging features are just as likely to be found on smartphones, which have the added benefit of photo-sharing aids like one-button uploading to social media sites and geo-tagging. Nokia, the cellphone manufacturer with the largest phone market share globally, has placed a high priority on image capture in its line of premium smartphones, the N-series. We recently talked with Ira Frimere, a portfolio manager at Nokia, about the changes in consumer habits and awareness as more people begin using their cell phones as a pocket-cam and camcorder.
DS: We've seen research suggesting that camera phones will account for 62% of all digital photos taken in 2009. Are you seeing a massive transition in how people collect images?