View Poll Results: What do you think of the Camera and Low Res Screen?

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  • I love the Camera! Woot!

    24 24.00%
  • It's ok, would have liked higher quality.

    36 36.00%
  • I don't care if it has a camera, does not affect my purchase decision.

    18 18.00%
  • I will not buy it because of the camera.

    2 2.00%
  • Take off the camera and put on a high res screen.

    19 19.00%
  • If it's worth having, then it should have been done right!

    1 1.00%
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  1.    #1  
    Ok, so after all the griping and complaining about the camera being poor quality. I'm curious to see how many people really want the camera. I'm going to add the high res screen too, just for kicks and giggles.
  2. #2  
    In the past two weeks, now that the TREO 600 is on my mind, there have been a DOZEN or more times where I would have LOVED to have a cmaera to take pictures ON THE FLY.

    I think many of those who criticize the camera will realize that it is GREAT to have at your fingertips at all times.... for anything.

    Weather it be scenery driving down the highway or to email someone a hello picture.. or if you bump into someone famouns on the street...

    It is a great phone.. this is a great feature.

    I think it will really help when it is in peoples hands.. boy I hope next week!!!!!

    Mike
  3. #3  
    You left off the most important one:

    The carriers.

    They want phones that have pictures so that they can charge more money for people to send them.
  4.    #4  
    Originally posted by melevittfl
    You left off the most important one:

    The carriers.

    They want phones that have pictures so that they can charge more money for people to send them.
    That is one of the reasons I don't care that the phone has a camera. However, were talking about a phone/PDA. Wont I be able to take a picture with the phone, then email it with my favorite PDA email program? Thus circumventing the $ to Sprint or anyone else?
  5. #5  
    Removing the camera should lower the price and reduce the size and weight, right? That would've been nice!
  6. #6  
    I understand that Handspring believe the camera is niche in the market. I would rather see an option for a camera(not mandatory when buying it). Plus i am still amaze that more people are not concerned with a camera phone since most corporate securities do not allow camera phones.
  7. #7  
    The camera will not effect my buying decision. I already own a digital camera that's small enough to carry around with me. It would be nice if the phone had something similiar in quality so that I wouldn't have to carry both devices (more convergeance = GoodThing™!). But as it is, having a low quality camera on the Treo600 seems like a complete waste. I'm not one of the "gotta have high res screen" people, I'd rather the phone just be cheaper in price than have the camera.

    A camera would need flash and at least 2 megapixels @ 1024x768 before I'd really want to use it for much of anything. Zoom would be useful as well. But as of now I don't know of anything other than an actual camera that's capable of this.
  8. #8  
    I like the fact the phone has a camera. The more features the better. I could take a highr rez camera, but this one will suffice. It should be quite nice for outdoor scenary.
  9. #9  
    I Love the Camera. Woot! lmao

    I am not going to use the camera as a replacement for my sony 3.3 MP Cybershot...but its nice to have a camera incase u spot something bizzare or something wierd happens...like for examp you're walking down the street and a robbery takes place take a pic of the cars licence plate...or if you see like a squirrel chasing a car or if you're with friends and something funny happens take a pic...and for students its a great thing to have on graduation day...not bulky and easy to pocket...
    Treo 300, Treo 600 - Sprint

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  10. #10  
    I like the fact that it has a camera.....if it didn't I'm not sure if I'd still get it. After having a camera phone for almost a year I dunno how I could live without it now!
  11. #11  
    My sony NR70V has a camera and even though I dont use it that often, it is handy to have around..

    Quality of pics is pretty poor though..
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  12. #12  
    Check out all the articles essentially AGAINST cameraphones:

    -- http://www.textually.org/picturephon...es/2003_04.htm

    and this on a website dedicated to them.
  13. #13  
    I'm amazed at how much I use the one on my G1000. It's really pretty good and that may be the reason I use mine almost daily.

    Recenty it even salvaged my vacation. My digicam's batteries died on me during a tour through an aquarium I was taking with my family. I pulled out the G1000 and started snapping away and got plenty of good shots to remember the trip by and some amazing ones of sharks and pirahnas that came out the way I remember seeing them with my own eyes, in terms of color and exposure. Lack of flash did not hurt at all under those circumstances. Sharpness was good on most of the photos, but requires a very steady hand in low light, of course. Since the digicam batteries had become defective, the rest of the vacation I just left the digicam in the bag and relied on the G1000 instead. I preferred travelling light anyway, well as light as a person can travel carrying that brick around!

    Now I don't mean to exaggerate. Nobody is ever going to want to make prints off of the G1000 photos, or photograph a wedding with one, but most of the time for spontaneous shots, you're not going to be disappointed. So I think if the phone in the Treo 600 camera can meet at least the minimum quality standard provided by my G1000, a lot of Treo 600 owners are going to be pleasantly surprised at how useful they will find this feature.

    But I am a little worried by the bad fuzziness and harsh glare I've seen on the Treo 600 photos so far. I hope that is just due to lack of a steady hand and lack of practice on the part of whoever shot the photos. I have enough experience to know how to position myself relative to the ambient light and I can hold extremely still to get a lot of good shots out of my phone camera. But if a camera is truly poor I could stand as still as a rock in the most optimal location and the photo is still going to be almost useless.

    I think it's great the Treo 600 has a camera but enough people have spoken out against this feature so perhaps in future models they ought to make the camera a detachable modular piece for people who work where camera phones are prohibited. And it needs to have a swivel mount like the G1000 to really be versatile, IMO. I was travelling with family and we all got a kick out of the fact I could take some group photos by swivelling the lens to the front of the device and framing us in the screen.

    Ahh, but I do understand the tradeoffs and why the camera may be fixed the way it is on the 600. After all I am lugging around a device that sometimes threatens to drag my pants down. I know when the 600 does come out I am going to enviously covet its tiny little case.

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    I would have liked a slightly higher quality camera, but I'm still happy to have it built-in for the simple stuff, like:

    - photo caller id
    - spontaneous fun
    - car accidents (yikes!)

    It will be nice to not worry about carrying around a dedicated camera with overkill resolution for my stupid stuff.
  15. #15  
    The camera isn't the selling point in my opinion but let's look at Handspring history.

    Back in the Visor line, we had the Springboard modules. This allowed you to add things such as the VisorPhone, MP3 players, Cameras, GPS, Memory, etc. This really was a cool idea (that no other device had) but people naturally wanted more. The next thing you know people wanted to have a Springboard module that allowed two Springboard slots to run at the same time....that module never came out and really limited your simutanious uses.

    Then we took a little step backward with the first devices in the Treo line (180/270). We got the phone feature that naturally makes more sense being in the hardware than being external but lost the ability to add other options. The heavy users of Visor products still miss those options and is the biggest selling point of the 600 for existing and future users.

    Now the Treo 600 goes back forward. We gain our MP3 and Camera options back (without needing to buy and carry extra hardware) plus we get the memory slot (standards based) that can add items such as GP3, Radio, etc. It's really bringing eveything back full circle but better.

    Remember, when eveyone argued why you needed to combine a cell phone, pager and PDA and the answer was because we hated having geek utility belts. Evolution just adds cameras and mp3 players into the package that's all.
  16. #16  
    Originally posted by manielse
    Remember, when eveyone argued why you needed to combine a cell phone, pager and PDA and the answer was because we hated having geek utility belts. Evolution just adds cameras and mp3 players into the package that's all.
    Yep.
    At times, I have my cell, a pager(yuck), and a work cell to wrestle. My PDA doesnt stand a chance.

    I agree with the evolution.. the camera is a toy add-on. All the new cool phones have one, and it was prolly easy to throw in. (compared to everything else) I'm REALLY looking forward to the MP3 add-on. Some wont use it, but I'm gonna use the hell outta it! Gym- mp3 and surfing on the treadmill? Ohhhhh Yeeeeaa.

    My cam use will be for CID, and cheesy fun shots as well.
  17. #17  
    I believe you left out the most important survey answer, namely:

    "I'm glad they included the camera. Its a plus, even if it could be improved."


    No one absolutely loves it (your first repsonse) but you have no other choice for people to say its actually a plus. Your survey gives people a choice between "love it" or dissatisfied, with nothing in between. Yet, you have 5 different ways to express dissatisfaction.

    I'd bet most people voting for your first and second answer would switch their vote to this one and you'd get more than 50% who see the camera as a plus or better.

    Sorry but I think the survey is extremely misleading.


    Pete
    Last edited by Pete_L_P; 09/25/2003 at 01:43 PM.
  18. #18  
    All the cool kids have it
  19. #19  
    It will certainly come in handy at the nudey bar!!
  20. #20  
    Originally posted by Bob-C
    It will certainly come in handy at the nudey bar!!
    Too bad for you most of those places ban them nowadays..
    There was a big lawsuit on this in London a while ago..
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