Originally Posted by Hsn786
I agree. Why do we need cameras everywhere? Aren't phones, tablets and lappys not enough?
Taking pictures with laptops is a new thing, never tried it.
Phones and tablets have a ridiculously small sensor and equally compromised lens design to fit in the allowable space which is a few mm deep. Quality has moved forwards in leaps since my 1st 640x480p Nokia, but that doesn’t make it good by comparison to a contemporary digital camera with a bigger sensor and a bigger lens.
It is just the way the game is.
Yes, in bright light quality might be ok, but in low light or with light sources in the frame it is CRAP. It is impressively good for something that fits in your pocket, can snap pics so fast and email them right away, but that's that.
If you are happy with iphones, ipads (nothing could make even a casual photographer looks more ridiculous than taking pictures with tablet btw, esp the 10” ones – but I will wait for that laptop trick before I pass final judgment), that’s great. I bet you would not be walking around with a quality camera if you didn’t have that, and the best camera is always the one we have with us.
The same goes for this watch. If you buy it to replace your SLR…good luck.
Oh, and perhaps the phones and “watches” don’t have a lens that can resolve 8 or 41MP (I would say even 5MP), but this “more MP makes it noisier” doesn’t hold much water. That’s at 100% magnification, and ofc, if you are “counting” noisy pixels in a 5MP shot, and then you see 40MP one under similar condition having multiple times such pixels, you can say it has more noise – i.e. more “fooled” pixels…in reality, it is much easier to hide those tiny pixels after you resize the picture for web, or you print it using any decent software, than doing the same with the big noisy pixels on a lower resolution image. Give you are comparing apples to apples (i.e. not a 8MP SLR with 40MP watch).