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Which Pay As You Go Has Best Camera/Video Camera

XxPaulxX 15 265 England
16 Jan 2008 8:32AM
Hi! I don't really need a mobile phone for calls, so wouldn't want a contract phone, but would like a decent quality camera with video recording capabilities on a pay as you go mobile. I it for use with astrophotography, and would use it occasionally as a phone.

Can anyone suggest any decent camera phones, preferably with 3.2 mega pixels or above, that don't cost a fortune?


bangalicious 13 1.3k 5 England
16 Jan 2008 10:59PM
Nokia N73, as a Carl Zeiss Lense. 3.2 mps. Have taken may a good photo on it. I think it is now available as Payg. Video quality isnt bad either, mangaged to record an hours worth of a Justin Timberlake concert which i now have on my comp. Picture quality is great, sound quality is great. Not bad for a concert seating 6 rows from the front!

Hope this has helped.

Boyd 17 11.2k 11 Wales
16 Jan 2008 11:27PM

Quote:Hope this has helped.

Might help if you linked where you got it from. Paul would probably like to see a price.
XxPaulxX 15 265 England
16 Jan 2008 11:50PM
Thanks Anil Smile As Boyd says, do you have a link or any ideas about current price please?

Does anyone else have any other suggestions?

Carabosse 18 41.5k 270 England
17 Jan 2008 12:00AM
There are some deals here.
bangalicious 13 1.3k 5 England
17 Jan 2008 11:14AM

Quote:Quote:Hope this has helped. Might help if you linked where you got it from.

Mine is on an o2 contract through o2 online.
This might help.


I personally have had Nokias all my life after having a Motorala. Nokias all have very good photgraphic capabilities. Would stay well away from Motorola phones as they are poor in every aspect of the phone.

bangalicious 13 1.3k 5 England
17 Jan 2008 11:16AM
Didnt view Carabosse's link prior to posting mine. They are practically the same.

If you contact a service provider directly, or a mobile outlet (carphone warehouse, phones4U etc) they will advise what would be the best phone for you and match you up.

daviewat 17 4.1k Scotland
17 Jan 2008 11:48AM
I love my sony erricson K800i it takes wonderful images and a good music player Smile

Seen this before ??????????

"There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies. Your
mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival.
Check out the things that you can do with it:

FIRST Emergency

The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find yourself out
of the coverage area of your mobile; network and there is an emergency, dial
112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the
emergency number for you, and interestingly this number 112 can be dialed
even if the keypad is locked. Try it out.

SECOND Have you locked your keys in the car?

Does your car have remote keyless entry? This may come in handy someday.
Good reason to own a mobile phone: If you lock your keys in the car and the
spare keys are at home, call someone at home on their mobile phone from your
cell phone.
Hold your mobile phone about a foot from your car door and have the person
at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on
their end. Your car will unlock.. Saves someone from having to drive your
keys to you. Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away, and
if you can reach someone who has the other "remote" for your car, you can
unlock the doors (or the trunk).
Editor's Note: It works fine! We tried it out and it unlocked our car over a
mobile phone!"

THIRD Hidden Battery Power

Imagine your mobile battery is very low. To activate, press the keys *3370#
Your mobile will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a
50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your
mobile next time.

FOURTH How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone?

To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the following digits on
your phon! e: * # 0 6 # A 15 digit code will appear on the screen. This
number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe.
When your phone get stolen, you can phone your service provider and give
them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the
thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless. You probably
won't get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can't
use/sell it either. If everybody does this, there would be no point in
people stealing mobile phones."
Carabosse 18 41.5k 270 England
17 Jan 2008 1:37PM
I have a feeling the second and third items in Dave's list belong in the realms of 'urban mythology'! Wink
daviewat 17 4.1k Scotland
17 Jan 2008 2:13PM
The key one DOES work Smile have seen it before. But I have never got the battery one to work.
Carabosse 18 41.5k 270 England
17 Jan 2008 2:17PM
I have seen the key one mentioned on car forums. It may work on certain cars, it certainly doesn't on all. Smile
daviewat 17 4.1k Scotland
17 Jan 2008 2:21PM
True CB it was a Range Rover I saw it bieng done on Smile in fact a vodaphone engineer that was staying here a few weeks ago Smile cool it was.
Superficial 14 147
31 Jan 2008 7:39PM
There's no way IR (which is what most cars use for the remotes) goes through the phone, it's an urban myth. Maybe if some posh cars use a different technology it might work, but I will believe it when I see it...
G73photography 14 417 15 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2008 8:05PM
the k800 is a great for stills but the video is somewhat lacking, I have the nokia n95, the best feature of this phone is the video capture which is vga (640- 480 @30 fps) the video quality is good, but i not really rate it for taking still as although it has a 5 mega pixel camera, the k800 images are better, mp3s are good on both phones, but the nokia is slow when loding aplications,
Just Jas 19 26.3k 1 England
31 Jan 2008 11:59PM
At a club organ concert once the professional performer said he couldn't understand why people bought a home organ and then wanted to play piano tones on it.

Why didn't they buy a piano in the first place?

Similarly why do people buy a stills camera and then want to record video with it?

Why not buy a proper video camera in the first place?

Note! CB is banned from answering this! (tee hee).


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