Camera Phone Buying Guide
All you need to know about picking the right camera phone for you
Dec. 07, 2007
John Frederick Moore
Now that you know the basics, lets look at some of the other things you can do with your camera phone.
Many camera phones today also come with camcorder functions, allowing you to capture short video clips that you can share with others similar to how you share photos. In some cases, recorded video is limited to about 15 seconds clips other times you can record as long as you want constrained only by the amount of free space you have on your camera phone. This varies by cell phone.
If youd rather not deal with the whole getting pictures from your cell phone to the printer thing, you can order prints of your pictures directly from your cell phone. Sprint and Alltel, for example, let you order prints from Fujifilm. If your carrier doesnt offer a similar service, you can upload pictures to your Snapfish account and order prints directly from your phone.
Want to show off your pictures without having friends wade through a stack of prints? You can beam your photos to a digital picture frame. You can run slide shows with different transitions, and some, like the Philips 9FF2M4, offer colored borders to customize the frames appearance. Most frames will accept all varieties of memory cards. You can also find models that support Bluetooth, while the Kodak EasyShare EX811 and Ceiva Digital Photo Frame also support Wi-Fi.
Take it to the big screen
Some of the newer flat-panel HDTVs include SD card slots, so you can view your pictures as a slideshow on a big screen. Or if youre having a party, rather than having that flat screen look like a big black hole, you can display a single image as digital wallpaper.
Make a gift
Want to move beyond developing 4x6 prints? Sprints Picture Mail service lets you create gifts with your pictures, including mugs, mouse pads, and photo books.
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