What I want for my next mobile phone…

I think most people already know I’m a mobile photography advocate. I believe camera phones will replace conventional point-and-shoot cameras one day. I’m really satisfied with the results of my N82. As more people move towards using SLRs and what used to be PnSs slowly advance towards pro-sumer quality, so must the camera phone advance as well.

nokia-n86 (Small)

The N86 is Nokia‘s latest offer of a decent camera phone. It comes with higher resolution, CMOS sensor, larger and variable aperture, a shorter focus length and Carl Zeiss Optics lens. It lost the Xenon flash of the N82 but comparisons below will show that that’s not an issue.

The shot comparisons have indicated that the N86 has better colour reproduction and it comes with a kick stand now! No more performing weird tricks to get your camera to stand. How the designers missed the fact that their camera has an auto-timer but can’t stand is beyond me.

Anyone knows if the N82 is out in Singapore and how much is it? I’m eligible for a mobile on my contract with a top-up or wait till February without.

Nokia N86 8MP and N82 low light comparison

N82 > You

A lot of folks are skeptical about the N82 and question my judgment when I said I wanted to get one. It’s fugly Why don’t you just buy a camera? It’s fugly!

My primary reason indeed is for a good camera phone so I don’t lunge around a separate camera. I needed a good point and shoot camera with macro capabilities, good flash for low light conditions and high resolution.

I did some search on Google and this is what people say:

N95 vs N82:

Still not convinced?

N82 vs K850i:

Now if only money grow on trees or handphones drop from the sky…. :roll:

Edit: even more links and comparisons: