Nokia Camera Phones

Most Nokia phones have a built-in camera, but if you are serious about taking photos you need a real camera phone. The picture quality is limited by the resolution, lens quality etc. Cameras on a typical Nokia use 1.0 megapixels or less rather than the 2.0 or 3.0 megapixels common in digital cameras.

We Say:
  • 1-megapixel is enough for the web or to be send to friends via MMS
  • 2-megapixel is enough for small prints
  • The Nokia N91 is a real camera phone
  • A camera phone cannot replace a professional digital camera
Even if the image quality still doesn't match up with what you'd get from a normal digital camera, camera phones offer real service. Right from the phone you can add text and send pictures to other phone users. If you have email on your phone you can send the pictures as attachments. This is maybe the real value with camera phones.

Nokia Camera Phones And Services

Remember that you can send MMS messages (pics and text) only if the recipient has an MMS-capable phone. Cross-carrier MMS support is also becoming a reality and this means you can share camera phone pictures to friends in another network. Otherwise you can send the pictures via email as an attachment.

To transfer the pictures to your PC you need the Nokia PC Suite or some other picture manager. The transfer can be done with cables or wirelessly via either Bluetooth or an infrared port.

The easiest solution is to have a Nokia phone that has removable flash storage media, such as a CompactFlash or MultiMediaCard and a memory reader on your PC. Just remove your phones memory card, put it into yur PC memory reader and transfer the pictures.

Related reading: Camera phone picture quality.