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Having sold my telescope I was feeling flush last week so I bought myself a new phone. I've actually been very happy with my Sony Ericsson T610 but the one thing that's not very good is the camera. Although I do have two proper digital cameras which I use quite a lot a camera which is always in my pocket is handy when you happen across something. The camera on the T610 is only 640x480 and there's no lens cover so it gets filthy and even when you clean it the photos are of webcam quality at best.

Having fished about the phone to choose for a better camera seemed to be the Sony Ericsson K800i. It has a 3.2Mpixel camera which is 2048x1536 and it's got pretty decent flash too. The camera has a lens cap to keep it clean.

It's also basically the same UI as my T610 and it's a 3G phone so it's a lot faster connecting to the Net although in truth that's less of an issue at the moment as when I want to do that we're usually on holiday somewhere remote and we're lucky to get GPRS never mind 3G UTMS.

Anyway here's a sample photo shown much reduced, click on it to see the 614KB original:


Large mushroom in Thetford Forest

You can see the rest of the album that's from here.

Tags: photos, toys Written 30/08/07


Previous comments about this article:

On 09/10/07 at 11:10am Keir Finlow-Bates wrote:

Looks like a parasol mushroom - Macrolepiota Procera. A lot of them used to grow around Comberton, along with Macrolepiota Rhacodes var. Hortensis, and they used to provide a good autumn treat.

On 12/12/07 at 8:04am Paul wrote:

I've been using the K800i in Milton Country Park lately, especially taking photos for our new web site there. Here's an example I was particularly pleased with:

www.miltoncountrypark.org/opus86.html

I had to play with the levels in The Gimp afterwards to get the best out of it but it's still an impressive picture considering it's taken with a phone with a tiny little lens.

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