- Oct 3, 2008
Which is exactly why the device should -not- include a camera. There are plenty of crappy cameras floating around already. What defines a crappy camera? Anything with an aperture of less than 10mm. It has nearly nothing to do with 'megapixels'.That's a sign that shitty marketing has worked very well. 8Mp was the state of the art for digital cameras not very long ago, and people saying anything less than that is meh is really nonsensical. And as you said most mobile cameras are really crap, so it's really not about the nb of pixels, rather the quality of the sensor and the optics... and the software/firmware.f we have one or two cameras in the Pyra, it will be crappy cameras anyway because of size constraints. It's pointless to have lots of megapixels if the camera is crappy anyway --
If you/we/they add one or more crappy cameras to this device, then it will also need the software infrastructure to support the crappy cameras for picture taking, storage, video conferencing, etc...
It adds relatively fragile complex hardware. People will be returning units for failed, scratched or otherwise perceived flaws in the cameras.
For me, having a camera on this device is a -detractor- from it's value. It is a waste of space, added complication and a security risk. It removes more value than the cost of the components.
So - no cameras. None please.