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90% of all consumer pics snapped with cameraphones

Peter Rojas

As if you needed any more evidence that cameraphones are slowly but surely supplanting digital cameras, the editor of the Future Image Mobile Imaging Report claims that nine out of ten digital images taken by consumers this year will be captured by cameraphones. Obviously standalone digicams are never going to go away, since it'll be impossible to duplicate the quality of a really good prosumer camera or digital SLR in something as compact as a handset, but once most phones have three or four or five megapixels in 'em it's hard to imagine a lot of casual users deciding to spend another extra couple hundred bucks for a dedicated camera. Well, except for the battery life thing, that's still a huge issue.


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