Video:Buy a Camera Phonewith Brett Larson
Last year camera phones outsold digital cameras. Before you jump on the bandwagon, get a few tips on what to look for when shopping for a camera phone.See Transcript
Transcript:Buy a Camera PhoneCamera phones have become somewhat of a phenomenon. Last year, believe it or not, they outsold digital cameras. That could be because these hot devices are becoming less and less expensive and much, much easier to use.
Before You Buy a Camera PhoneIf you're looking to snap one up, my advice is first to try out the phones you're interested in buying. Most stores give you the chance to test out the product, so take advantage.
Camera Phone Mega PixelsThe image quality of most camera phone pictures leaves something to be desired. That's because the phones are not equipped with a lot of mega pixels. The number of mega pixels indicate the quantity of individual dots, or pixels, that the camera uses to make a photograph. The more pixels, the finer the quality of the image. Newer camera phone models are breaking the mold with multiple mega pixels. And as technology advances, expect to see even more film-like quality photos.
Self Portrait on a Camera PhoneTo make self-portraits easier, look for models with a small mirror next to the camera. The mirror allows you to see what you're snapping.
Share Pictures on a Camera PhoneOnce you've captured your moments... it's time to share, just like you learned in kindergarten. Sharing your pictures is not as tough as you might think. It can be made simple with help from websites like kodakmobile.com or textamerica.com. But beware, your cell service may charge you. In a flash, your photo sharing can chew up minutes or money, or both! Check with your wireless provider before you buy your phone to make sure you get the right plan for your needs.
Camera Phones at WorkAnother thing to consider, check to see if your employer allows camera phones in the work place. Due to increasing privacy issues, many businesses have banned camera phones.
Bottom line, camera phones are a great way to capture some candid moments, but they are not necessarily the way to preserve your important memories. I'm Brett Larson, About Gadgets.
About videos are made available on an "as is" basis, subject to the User Agreement.