November 23, 2006
Glenn Reynolds is holding a carnival on digital cameras, so I thought I'd weigh in myself. We have a little Sony something or other, but the main camera I've found myself using just for fun -- not for keepsakes -- is the one on my Motorola RAZR phone. Here are some examples (which I emailed myself from my phone; how cool is that!)
This is a snapshot from the Duke Gardens, where I was walking the dog the other day:
The wife and I found ourselves ini Beaufort, NC a few weeks ago and I caught this picture of the sunset there:
You know, I mostly use the camera to take quick candid shots of the dog. Here's one. Whenever I take her on a road trip, she likes to stare at me for long periods of time, during which, she usually falls asleep:
I'll leave you with this image: last night Mrs. Chester and Mom of Chester took the dog into one of the bedrooms, whereupon there was lots of giggling and secretiveness. When I opened the door to see what the heck was going on, the dog ran out like this:
Feel free to question my wife's sanity in the comments.
Posted by Chester at November 23, 2006 1:48 PM
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Dang, those are great pics for a phone. Tech is taking over for sure.
I still remember my first Brownie Camera, a little square box that I thought was the neatest thing I had ever gotten as a present.
I kept it for the longest, don't know what became of it....
Have a great Hoiday, Sarah and I are having a blast.
Posted by: Papa Ray at November 23, 2006 10:52 PM
Nice pics; hard to believe their from a cell phone camera.
I always knew Santa Clause had a wet nose!
Posted by: Ian at November 24, 2006 9:52 AM
I love the camera on my RAZR for candids. No-one twigs when you're surreptitiously snapping them, as it just looks like you're thumbing through the phone book (whereas in reality you're grabbing one of your buddies in the bar behaving like a jackass, in preparation to emailing it to the rest of your friends via Gmail's excellent WAP interface).
The only problem I've had is that in low light it can fail to capture. But not so long ago 640x480 in a digital camera would have been considered excellent.
Posted by: David Gillies at November 24, 2006 5:02 PM
Here are a few links which one may wish to read so as to broaden their understanding of just how the world really works. We'll begin with a quote and videostream from a U.S. patriot, John Stockwell:
John Stockwell, former CIA Station Chief in Angola in 1976, working for then Director of the CIA, George Bush. He spent 13 years in the agency. He gives a short history of CIA covert operations. He is a very compelling speaker and the highest level CIA officer to testify to the Congress about his actions. He estimates that over 6 million people have died in CIA covert actions, and this was in the late 1980's.
Posted by: kb at November 24, 2006 7:54 PM
I love my RAZR camera too, but I've run into a big problem: The software that gets pictures off the phone and onto the camera seems to be incompatible with Macs. Has anyone found a way around this?
Posted by: Kev at November 24, 2006 11:11 PM
I stopped using my RAZR camera when I discovered that there was no way to get the high resolution photos off the camera without subscribing to some additional, expensive service (and even then, it's not obviously possible). You can't email them (too big) and you can't download them via USB. So they sit, still, on my camera. I have Verizon as the service provider, which may make a difference.
Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at November 25, 2006 9:37 PM
An old guy goes into a cell phone store and asks,"which one of those phones takes good pictures?" Then he goes to an elelctronis store and asks, "Which one of those digital cameras has good sound quality?" Five years ago people would have thought he was suffering from advanced demensia, not these days. Now, people are asking which widescreen TVs have computer connections for surfing the Net while watching their DVDs on an old computer and its monitor?
No wonder everybody is confused.
Posted by: JimboNC at November 26, 2006 9:57 PM
Wow, I am impressed. My RAZR never did that, It didn't do a lot of other things either which is why I am using a Samsung right now. But great Cocker Spaniel. Mine is named Clifford.
Posted by: Paul at November 27, 2006 4:13 PM