Finally, a Real Phone Camera

Picture-perfect phone closes the shutter on camera phone rivals
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2008 10:54 AM CST
Finally, a Real Phone Camera
Motorola Inc. Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales Bruce Brada, speaks at the launch of the Motozine ZN5, in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008.    (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Adding a camera to a phone isn't exactly a novel concept, but the Motozine ZN5 breaks the mold by making it a proper digital camera instead of a feeble afterthought, David Pogue writes in the New York Times. For quality, he raves, "the ZN5’s photos trump anything offered by any carrier in the United States."

The ZN5 is no slouch as a phone, either, writes Pogue, with voice dialing, smooth Web access, and WiFi—handy for uploading those high-quality photos. The ZN5, built in collaboration with Kodak, has its flaws, Pogue writes, including surprisingly poor video recording. But they're easily forgiven given its success in "melding a real digital camera and a real cellphone with very little compromise in size, photo quality, or complexity." (More Motorola stories.)

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