Mobile Phones Set to Replace SLR Cameras – Nokia

Cell Phones to Replace Cameras, Gain HD Video

by Anton Shilov
04/20/2010 | 01:32 PM

Photography has been developing for over 150 years now, whereas mobile phones have been on the market for about thirty years. According to Nokia, the latter will replace single-lens reflex cameras in the coming years, moreover, in the following twelve months mobile phones will be able to shoot high-definition videos.

 

“[Mobile phones] will in the very near future revolutionize the market for system cameras. There will be no need to carry around those heavy lenses," said Anssi Vanjoki, executive vice president of markets at Nokia, said at an event, reports Reuters news-agency.

The evolution of cameras inside mobile phones has been tremendous in the last seven years, but so has been the evolution of handheld cameras. Since the latter still offer higher picture quality than the cell phones, the market of digital still cameras continues to grow. However, it seems that Nokia believes that SLR cameras and mobile phones will soon achieve good-enough levels and this will revolutionize the markets of still cameras.

In addition, Mr. Vanjoki implied that high-definition video recording was also coming to cell-phones within the next twelve months.

“It will not take long, less than a year, when phones can record HD quality video and you can transfer it directly to your HD television set," said the high-ranking Nokia executive.