is a mobile phone which is able to capture either still photographs or video .
usual fixed focus lenses and smaller sensors limit their performance in poor lighting.
most have a long shutter lag .
photographic lens for which the focus is not adjustable .
is acceptable for most cameras used for capturing images of humans or objects larger than a meter.
is a device that converts an optical image to an electric signal.
is used mostly in digital cameras and other imaging devices.
instant media sharing with anyone anywhere.
can share pictures instantly and automatically via a sharing infrastructure integrated with the carrier network.
Notable events involving camera phones
The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was the first global news event where the majority of the first day news footage was no longer provided by professional news crews, but rather by citizen journalists, using primarily camera phones.
On December 30, 2006, the execution of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was filmed by a video camera phone, and made widely available on the Internet. A guard was arrested a few days later.
Camera phone video and photographs taken in the immediate aftermath of the 7 July 2005 London bombings were featured worldwide
12 Tips for Improving Camera Phone Photos
1. Light Your Subject Well
2. Get Close to Your Subject
3. Keep Still
4. Edit Images Later
5. Don’t Throw Away ‘mistakes’
6. Avoid Using the Digital Zoom
7. Experiment with White Balance
8. Take loads of Shots and Experiment
9. Follow Rules of Composition
10. Keep Your Lens Clean
11. Observe Camera Phone Etiquette
12. Use the highest resolution possible on your camera phone