Writing in mid-June that it probably will soon lose their compact classic raison d'être, I did not think that the revolution would come so soon. Revolution is indeed probably too many words – a more suitable term "evolution", as the latest addition to Nikon – Coolpix S800c – and the famous photo of the latest rumors, Samsung Galaxy S camera, it's just another step on the road, launched the first smartphone photography.

Small, smaller and even smaller / photo okrest, BigStock Photo


It began innocently

The origins of the present state of affairs can be traced to both the first phones with a camera, the arrival of mobile fashion photography, as well as applications such as Instagram popularity – no matter, however, a new era became the advent of two cells – Nokia N8 and iPhone 4th

Nokia N8 / Photo: Nokia

Nokia N8 has become an icon for some time mobile photography. Well equipped with hardware, had Carl Zeiss optics and a 12-megapixel with a surprisingly large physical size. This allowed him to make the fight against cheaper kompaktami – lack of optical zoom and AF problems, compensated for a good video mode, compact size, and the same operating system, from which the images can be easily machined and share.

One of the Apple smartphone with an external lens attached

The first "four" from Apple had barely a shadow of what the camera saw the iPhone 4S model. Despite this, the smartphone with the "hottest" logo on the market, quickly became one of the most used tools in photography. He succumbed to the allure of both well-known photographers, as well as the masses of users. The effects do not have to wait long. Flickr in just a few months has been dominated totally by phone photographers, most of whom recorded the images only with the help of the Apple phone.

On the one hand PureView, on the other Coolpix S800c

Premiere photo smartphone Nokia 808 PureView, which has a matrix of insane resolution 41 megapixels, briefly shook all. On the phone immediately dropped a wave of criticism, many users simply spoke of fraud, marketing traps and "megapixel war". However, as reality has shown, the Finnish equipment manufacturer is really well prepared for a device that images the recording is doing better than many compact – indeed had the opportunity to read about it in our recent test of 808 PureView.

Nokia 808 PureView / photo fotoManiaK.pl

While at Sony, Apple and Nokia expect to be able to experiment with combining the functionality of the phone and the camera, so Nikon's latest project surprised many fotoManiaKów. Here is a manufacturer known for its conservative approach to photographic equipment (which is still more pamiętliwi Japanese giant reproach that I almost slept through the coming of age of digital SLRs) a few days ago showed compact working in mobile based on Android system. What's more, the device allows you to connect (with the help of WiFi) with Google Play, and therefore implicitly – to download many functional applications, where the store is missing.

Nikon Coolpix S800c / Nikon photo

In this way, the classic "cyfrzaka" a not particularly impressive performance, Coolpix S800c turned into an innovative compact, which is the epitome of a new era – an easy-to-use hardware (touch screen), social (Instagram + Facebook + share pictures = success) and this nice and small. Do you want more? As it turns out – you can.

Samsung Galaxy S Camera will change the market?

While the new Nikon compact, which would not write about it, there's a camera as the Samsung Galaxy S Camera is representative of a whole new kind of device. According to unofficial reports, a variety of equipment, which is currently the Korean manufacturer is a cross between the classic compact with the phone Galaxy S III. So, this means that with the same equipment and image do connect to the network – not only by WiFi, but also through 3G.

Samsung Galaxy S Concept Camera / Photo: gsmarena.com

equipment would work based on Android 4.0. In the list of equipment include items such as 4.8-inch SuperAMOLED display, a matrix with a resolution of 16 megapixels, optical lens and a set of approximately x10 communication modules. The camera does not'll call, but browsing the web is fully real.
Samsung Galaxy S Camera is a cross between the classic compact with the phone.

What does this mean for the average user? Around the extent that the level of one pocket-sized device, it will have access to everything that interested him. Will be able to take a picture, edit it using one of the many dedicated applications for Android (there's even a mobile Photoshop), share for any service, and at the end check your email and account on FB. All right, easily and conveniently. Walk to the game yet, and maybe navigate. Impressive? If Samsung wants to actually produce such a model (and I see no reason why should it be different – it's just a matter of time), the market success of reference. Not only because the Korean giant is a master of marketing and advertising, but also a more prosaic reason – people are hungry for this kind of toy. On average they have a deep esteem for the consideration of the superiority of one over the other matrix, no interest in performance optics laboratory, does not intend to finally invest in a set of several thousand lenses just to take pictures of your child's birthday party. Average they need "wszystkomającego" Gadget that will always accompany him – be it at work or on vacation. And in this respect, with the likes of the Galaxy S constructs Camera can not win. Especially if you have a camera that only takes pictures …