Sony Ericsson T610 Camera Phone Review
Subject:   Camera
Date:   2003-12-12 13:21:24
From:   toddogas
Response to: Camera

Well, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. But, I certainly do not classify the T610's integrated camera as useless. If you look at the

article comparing the T610 camera with other mini-camera systems
I have on my personal site, you can see it actually compares pretty well with higher resolution cameras. Does it compare with a 5 megapixel camera? Not really. But, it sure is a lot easier to carry around and more likely to be with you for something interesting to photograph. I think the T610's camera is quite acceptable for what it was intended to do: Let you take quick unscheduled photographs anyplace and anytime. Are the photos suitable for an 8x10 print? No. Are they suitable for a 4x6 print? Well, with a little unsharp filter work and some contrast enhancement, the resulting prints can be ok. Certainly better than not having the photo at all. And, that, to me, is the value of any of these camera-phones. You can get the photo you would have otherwise completely missed...todd
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  • Camera
    2004-11-25 21:51:09  GraemeT610user [View]

    In regards to the comments about the camera being useless and the different opinions. I brought one of the first ones available in tasmania well over 12 months ago I would think and I think It was a fairly new phone at the time. I agree the camera is worse than useless on my phone and a couple of others I have seen of the same age are equally useless, BUT I know of heaps of people who have got what must be second release units the phones look Identical but seem to be a bit quicker in the OS but the real difference is in the camera, we have downloaded photos from a friends via the infared on the laptop and printed quite ok snaps off the colour printer. I enquired at the Telstra shop why the differences, he indicated that they'd be from different batches and I could send my phone away for a software upgrade but this would cost and take a few weeks. So I agree that SOME of the cameras are useless, but there is a way to get better results if your willing to wait so don't knock an otherwise excellent phone.
  • T616 Camera almost useless
    2003-12-15 07:27:20  anonymous2 [View]

    The T616 camera is not completely useless. It is fine for creating custom wallpaper for the phone. I had one of the T616 images printed on photo paper (4x6 and wallet size). The wallet size looked terrible. The 4x6 was awful. I don't see how Photoshop could fix this mess.

    Other than the camera, the T616 is fine. The menuing is a bit excessive.

    The T616 is my wife's phone. I have a Nokia 3650 whose photo quality is superior to anything else I have seen. It even makes good 4x6 prints (a bit fuzzy).