Thanks to the increased popularity of
smartphones as picture taking devices, camera makers have had to
think fast and created connected devices of their own, allowing users
to utilize the same kinds of apps they would on a smartphone but with
the added bonus of having a great camera attached.
Samsung VP Sunhong Lim says that
connected devices are the clear future of cameras. “Once people
experience the technology they love it and once they love it,”
says Lim, “then they buy it.” He says that the initial
targets are young people, with older demographics being brought into
the fold later.
Lim says that we can expect cameras to
have the same processing power as smartphones and that it’s not
going to be surprising to see 3G/4G capabilities baked right in. Lim
also suggests that we might see mobile service providers jump in and
subsidize cameras just like they do with phones. The Samsung MV800 is a prime example of cameras merging with smartphones, with it’s App style GUI and touchscreen interface.
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