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Lines and circles

By camera phone - Part II

One of the advantages of camera phones is that they can usually focus very close to a subject (macro). My new Sony Ericsson K800i has got the equivalent of a 35mm f/2.8 lens. For this shot, the camera was at ISO 200 but noise seems quite acceptable considering that 3 megapixels are cramped into a tiny sensor. The ISO is automatically selected - but you have a limited control over it via the shooting mode settings.

Featured in this shot is the cooking extractor fan in my kitchen. I've focused on the numbers which indicate the speed of the fan. I've let the geometric shapes of the diagonal lines and the circles of the buttons do the rest of the talking.

Lines and circles

By camera phone - Part II

One of the advantages of camera phones is that they can usually focus very close to a subject (macro). My new Sony Ericsson K800i has got the equivalent of a 35mm f/2.8 lens. For this shot, the camera was at ISO 200 but noise seems quite acceptable considering that 3 megapixels are cramped into a tiny sensor. The ISO is automatically selected - but you have a limited control over it via the shooting mode settings.

Featured in this shot is the cooking extractor fan in my kitchen. I've focused on the numbers which indicate the speed of the fan. I've let the geometric shapes of the diagonal lines and the circles of the buttons do the rest of the talking.

comments (1)

  • Mia
  • United States
  • 23 Jul 2006, 05:24
I like how you took a picture of something so commonly used around the house, but never really considered as "photogenic". Kudos to you. And the fact that you've taken this show using a camera phone... it doesn't even look like it. That must be some helluva phone grin interesting how it broadens your horizons a bit.
The Maven: Thanks for the comment Mia. The K800i's image quality is quite acceptable for blogging, though it's still not quite up to scratch compared to a proper point and shoot camera. I also find the wide angle fixed lens to be quite restrictive. There's been many good photo opportunities I've missed simply because I needed a longer reach. It would really rock if it had an optical zoom (the 16x digital zoom gives awful image quality). But at the current rate of progress, I wouldn't be surprised if camera phones start to have optical zooms and 4MP within the next 1-2 years.

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aperture f/2.8
sensitivity ISO200
focal length 5.2mm
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