Just as the race for more and more megapixels has long hit the digital point-and-shoot camera market, cell phone makers have now been bit with the same bug.
The 8-megapixel LG KC-910 Renoir camera phone
There’s a reason why I cringe when a “new” cell phone today only touts a 1-megapixel camera. That reason is because we’re much better than that.
News is now surfacing about 8-megapixel and 9-megapixel cameras built into new cell phones.
What about megapixels in the double digits? Yeah, LG’s already hinting at cell phone cameras breaking the 10-megapixel barrier. LG even promises high-definition video on your mobile handset, too.
The problem? A cell phone with more megapixels, though, doesn’t necessarily guarantee a higher-quality photo. Consumers are also clamoring for optical zoom (rather than digital zoom) and a xenon flash (rather than a LED flash).