The Motorola V600 has a built in camera that can take
pictures at resolutions up to 640x480 (0.3 megaPixels).
Although these pictures were taken in automatic mode, it
does offer some manual control over the brightness setting
and you can also manually choose the lighting type (to get
more accurate colors) if you don't want to rely on the
Don't go throwing away your digital camera yet.
Quality, while better than the Nokia 3650 pictures taken at
the same time, is still unacceptable for anything other than
casual 'gimmick' or casual viewing - you could not hope to
print these pictures out with any sort of clarity.
picture from the Motorola V600. This was taken in
reasonably soft but clear daylight. Color is fairly
accurate and while a bit contrasty, the quality is much
better than that offered by the Nokia 3650 below. This
picture is 52kB in size, which means that the V600 has
enough storage capacity to hold about 100 of these images.
same sized picture for comparison, taken from the Nokia
3650. This picture is much more contrasty, and not as
sharp, and there is fringing around the dog. This
picture is 54kB in size.
V600 camera has two 'zoom' settings. These are digital
zoom settings, not real optical zoom settings, and all they
do is reduce the image size. Here it is in 2x zoom,
which as you can see, simply halves the picture size from
640x480 down to 320x240 (a purist would say that this is one
quarter the size of the full size picture, but you know what
I mean...). By the way, as you can see, this picture
is probably the best quality of all on the page - great
color and reasonable detail, and not too contrasty.
This is 15kB in size.
here it is on maximum four times zoom. The actual
image of the dog is the same in all cases, the only thing
that changes is the size of the picture (in this case, it is
160x120 pixels). Note that there is a purple tinge to
this picture, like with the Nokia above. These small
pictures are only 6kB in size - about nine times smaller
than the full size images.
Here's another picture, but this time the colors turned out
Another full size picture from the Motorola V600. This
is 54kB in size. It shows reasonable detail, is not
too contrasty, and has good color.
another full size picture from the Nokia, at 64kb in size.
Definitely inferior to the Motorola V600.