Finally, Zoom Comes To Cameraphones

Finally, Zoom Comes To Cameraphones

ImageCameraphone photography always reminds me of that Arrested
Development episode where they find “proof” of WMDs, only to discover that it’s
actually just a close up of Tobias’ junk taken from George Senior’s mobile. I mean,
so many photos come out looking nothing like what you see in the frame – and
that’s on the higher-end, 5-megapixel models.

So what kind of photos can we expect now that Samsung’s
dropping their G800 phone – which comes with 5-megapixels, 3x optical zoom
(yeah, we said Aside from photography, the G800 offers quad-band HSDPA
(7.2Mbps), a large 2.4-inch QVGA screen , plus easy connection to social
networking sites like Facebook, YouTube and Flickr for uploading your pics and
video (it also doesMPEG4,
H.263 video). There’s even a mobile blogging client on board for potential Giz
writers to practice with, and you get a bonus 2GB MicroSD card in the box.

It’s available through Optus, Vodafone and 3 for $799.

[Samsung]