Just a couple of years ago, you probably experienced some hand holding in deciding whether to purchase a cell phone with an integrated camera. These days, youll be hard pressed to find a phone that doesnt have a camera.
Now that the camera has become a standard feature, youre buying decision hinges on certain considerations that you need to take into account. Theres the quality of the camera, of course, but theres also the matter of what to do with your pictures. Todays camera phones are significantly more flexible in terms of printing, sharing, and moving your pictures. While thats great news, it can make choosing the right camera phone for you infinitely harder or easier.
In order to find the cell phone thats right for you, you need to do some homework. The best cell phone for you depends on your priorities: Do you want to print pictures at home or order prints from an online retailer? Or is having your photos easily available online to friends and family more important? Or do you just want to send them in messages to other cell phones via messaging (also called MMS).
This guide should help point you in the right direction so you can find the camera phone thats right for you. This isnt 2003theres no excuse for having your pictures trapped in your phone.
Also, be sure to read our tips on taking quality pictures with your camera phone.
What you need to know about camera phones.
What to Look for in a Camera Phone
Its not just point and shoot. Dont go without these key features.
What You Can Do With Your Camera Phone
Everything you need to know about sharing and printing your pictures.
These extras prove that you can do more than you think with your camera phone. Find out which is right for you.
John Frederick Moore is a freelance technology journalist and the author of How to Do Everything With Your Camera Phone (McGraw-Hill/Osborne).