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I think the most important feature after the ability to call text and browse the web is my camera. So i was wondering why dont we leave the camera making to the experts and just put a phone on it?

I would buy a nikon cell camea phone.
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Because not to many people would be willing to hold their DSLR up to their ear to make a phone call.
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You'd end up with something like this, only Nikon or Canon branded...

http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/14/samsung-galaxy-camera-review/

There isn't enough room for a shutter and optics in a phone, so most phones cameras are CMOS rather than CCD, limiting performance and resolution. Trying to marry the two and you would end up with one big phone.
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post #4 of 18
Canon*

It's almost pointless. They will be making a phone to an incredibly small market, granted there are the Nikon and Canon fanboys that will be buy it regardless. It's not the first time they have introduced a cell phone with a camera being the prime selling point. They never really sell too well.

The biggest sensor so far on a camera phone is the on the Nokia 808 Pureview. It's almost the size of the Nikon CX/Sony RX100 sensor. So almost an 1" sensor.

While it has an amazing camera for a cell phone and better IQ than most point and shoots, Sony RX100, Fuji X10, X100 are the obvious exceptions. It's rather thick at almost 3/4".
    
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Cause it's much much much much easier to integrate a camera into a phone.... rather than a phone into a camera.

With cameras, you don't have to worry about more complicated OS, security, carrier support, international standards, wireless standards, power consumption, 6-12m chip cycles, etc.
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just like your last sentence, we should leave the phone making to the experts and just put a camera on it
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You'd end up with something like this, only Nikon or Canon branded...
http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/14/samsung-galaxy-camera-review/
There isn't enough room for a shutter and optics in a phone, so most phones cameras are CMOS rather than CCD, limiting performance and resolution. Trying to marry the two and you would end up with one big phone.

FYI currently ALL DSLR (aps-c and 35mm) uses CMOS sensor. This includes 1dx, d4, d800, etc......so theres absolutely no performance issues with CMOS.
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And in many cases, the sensor wasn't even made by Nikon or Canon.

Example: D800 has a Sony sensor. My D90 has a Sony Sensor too.
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Ok so why not focus more on the camera then ever before.. so screw on lenses.
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Cameras are simply not a big issue for a majority of the market. As long as the pictures come out halfway recognizable the strong majority of the market (and myself) are happy.
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Quote:
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Ok so why not focus more on the camera then ever before.. so screw on lenses.
There's no market for that. Those people already have a camera with interchangeable lenses.
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