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Top 9 Camera Phones

Narrow your search for a high-quality cell phone camera with this list


Not all cell phone cameras are made equal. This About.com list of our best camera phones will help you understand the varying degrees of quality and features.

Cell phones making this list include cameras with at least 2 megapixels as well as helpful features such as 16X digital zoom, a flash (either the standard LED or a brighter xenon flash), multi-shot mode, autofocus, video capture, editing software and more.

1. Sony Ericsson C905a Cyber-shot: 8.1 Megapixels, Xenon Flash (AT&T)

Sony Ericsson C905a Cyber-shot
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The pricey Sony Ericsson C905a Cyber-shot stands above a sea of traditional cell phones with its high-quality, 8.1-megapixel camera for serious photo enthusiasts.

2. MOTOZINE ZN5: 5 Megapixels, Xenon Flash, Autofocus (T-Mobile)

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The MOTOZINE ZN5, which costs $99.99 at T-Mobile, ups the ante on cell phone cameras. At 5 megapixels, this camera resolution is nearly double the norm today.

The higher-end cell phone camera goes much further with a brighter xenon flash (rather than a more standard LED flash), autofocus, Kodak imaging technology, mobile imaging connectivity and more.

3. Nokia 5610 XpressMusic: 3.2 Megapixels (T-Mobile)

Nokia 5610 XpressMusic
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Unlike the lower-end Nokia 5310 XpressMusic, which features a 2-megapixel camera with no flash, the higher-priced Nokia 5610 XpressMusic features a 3.2-megapixel camera with a flash.

The Nokia 5610 XpressMusic is priced at $100 at T-Mobile.

4. T-Mobile Sidekick LX: 3.2 Megapixels, Autofocus

T-Mobile Sidekick LX in limited-edition Tony Hawk
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The T-Mobile Sidekick LX features a 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus and an LED flash.

5. Samsung Impression A877: 3 Megapixels, 3X Digital Zoom (AT&T)

Samsung Impression A877
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The Samsung Impression A877 touch screen cell phone features a 3-megapixel camera phone with 3X Digital Zoom.

6. Samsung Reclaim: 2 Megapixels (Sprint)

Samsung Reclaim
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The Samsung Reclaim, which has a 2-megapixel digital camera with zoom, is a green cell phone like none other. The eco-friendly handset is made up of 80 percent recyclable materials and is designed with organic components and packaging.

7. Motorola ROKR E8: 2 Megapixels, 8X Zoom (T-Mobile)

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The Motorola ROKR E8, which costs $149.99 at T-Mobile, features a 2-megapixel camera with 8X zoom and a multi-shot feature.

8. LG CU920 Vu TV: 2 Megapixels, Autofocus, Video (AT&T)

LG CU920 Vu TV
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The LG CU920 Vu TV, which costs $149.99 at AT&T, features a 2-megapixel camera with autofocus and video.

9. Motorola Adventure V750: 2 Megapixels, Color Effects (Verizon Wireless)

Motorola Adventure V750
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The Motorola Adventure V750, which costs $129.99 at Verizon Wireless, features a 2-megapixel camera.

The Adventure also includes color effects (i.e. normal, black and white, negative and antique), a self-timer mode, video capture and playback as well as a dedicated camera and video key.

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