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The Problem with Camera Phones (That Nobody Talks About)

Once upon a time, the biggest problem with camera phones was the camera itself. One of the world's first camera phones, the J-SH04, was released in 2000. Boy have we come a long way, right? It could shoot tiny 0.11-megapixels images. It went up from there.

This is How Smartphone Cameras Have Improved Over Time

I was curious about how resolution (megapixels), aperture sizes, and sensor sizes have improved on smartphones over time. With the advent of phones with two back cameras with different focal lengths, like the iPhone 7, LG G6 and ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom, I also wanted to look at how the number of camera modules on a device has increased.

How the First Camera Phone Photo Was Shot in 1997

Believe it or not, there was a time when photo sharing was a lot slower than in the age of digital photography, smartphone cameras, Instagram, and Snapchat. In the mid-1900s, instantaneously capturing and sharing photos online was unheard of. Then in 1997, the first camera phone was born.

Rumor: Images of Lumia 1030 Prototype Leaked, Supposedly Boasts a 50MP Sensor

If you thought that 41-megapixel camera in the Lumia 1020 was a bit... excessive... then you're probably going to find the newest rumors about the 1020 followup a bit crazy. Apparently Microsoft intends to pack even more megapixels onto the next camera's sensor, making it far and away the highest resolution camera phone in the world.

Sony Slaps Front-Facing Flash On the New Xperia C3, the ‘PROselfie Smartphone’

It was inevitable, really. With the advent of front-facing cameras, we should’ve known that eventually a phone would put as much, if not more, emphasis on the front-facing camera as the one in the rear.

The new Sony Xperia C3 is that phone. In an attempt to draw in the selfie-addicted generation, Sony’s latest Xperia C3 touts a wide-angle 5-megapixel front-facing camera with a built-in ‘soft' LED flash.

Blast from the Past: The Daily Show Slams Camera Phones as a Useless Combination

In 2004, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart took on a burgeoning technology that they saw as a completely nonsensical mix of two things: the camera phone. As Ed Helms puts it in the "digital watch" segment above, the technology "combines the rapid battery depletion of a high-powered digital camera with the image production capability of a phone."

New Chemical Iris Technology May Change the Way Smartphone Apertures Work

As smartphones have gotten smaller and smaller, the need for the cameras inside of them to shrink has become more pressing. One area where there's a lot of room for improvement is in the traditional mechanical aperture.

As we begin to hit the physical limit of the overlapping blades, researchers at the University of Kaiserslautern have designed an exciting new ‘micro iris’ that uses small chemical rings rather than a physical blades, dramatically shrinking the size of the aperture components in the camera.

Samsung Unveils the New Galaxy K Zoom: A Camera Phone Worthy of the Name

The Galaxy S4 Zoom camera/smartphone officially has a newer, sleeker younger sibling. Announced late last night, Samsung has taken a bit of the focus off of the Galaxy S5's camera issues with the release of the new, 10x optical, 20.7-megapixel Galaxy K Zoom -- a smartphone that truly earns the right to be called a 'camera phone.'

Sony Brings 20.7MP Photos and 4K Video to the Waterproof Xperia Z2

Trying to keep itself in the high-end mobile phone race, Sony has announced a new flagship phone that manages to pack a great deal of camera technology into a very thin, waterproof package.

While Sony isn't exactly known for their smartphones, it's quite a different story when it comes to their camera technology. Thus, to make use of their consistently improving performance in the photography world, they've decided to bring to life the Sony Xperia Z2, capable of shooting 20.7MP photos and 4K video.