Cell Phone Cameras

November 21st, 2013 by
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A lightweight, portable camera!

Remember that shoe box full of old snapshots you used to rummage through when your cousins came over for Thanksgiving dinner, cracking up at your parent’s bad fashion sense? Remember the embarrassing family slide shows hosted by your mildly inebriated dad?

Well, some of you do. But the family photo album has changed, and now, instead of kids begging the adult with the camera to “Take a picture of me, take a picture of me!” they just grab their cell phone and take a selfie.

Apple claims more photos are taken every day with an iPhone than any other camera. (See the new iPhone 5s here.) Not any other phone, any other camera. And in fact, it seems kind of silly to lug around a camera when you’ve got a cell phone with 8 megapixels in your pocket.

From an amazing day-by-day record of a beloved child’s growth, to a picture of every lunch you had this week, to accidents and arrests captured by passersby, people are recording their days and their world in unprecedented detail. Photographs have always been an aid to memory. What will it be like for children growing up today to have, not a shoebox with some faded black and white snapshots, but an incredible digital record of their lives?

I recommend you get out there today and take some pictures of your world. With your cell phone.

And remember, it’s not the number of megapixels, it’s what you do with them.

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