The inevitable cameraphone switch

May 26, 2005

The time had finally come for me to get a new point-and-shoot camera. It had been a long while since I purchased a new camera, but if I changed digital cameras like I changed mobile phones/PDAs, I'd be broke (err, more broke) — you have to choose your vices.

As I mentioned before, I plan on getting a digital SLR as soon as I can afford it (sometime this summer) and have since decided on the Nikon D70 (and not either of the Canon models I spoke of in the previous post), but I thought I could definitely stand to get a new non-SLR digicam in the interim.

As was no doubt expected, I did a fair amount of research concerning the new camera and narrowed it down to the Canon SD400 and the Sony CyberShot DSC-T7 (you have to see this camera in person — it's incredible). The problem is, my decision to get a new point-and-click camera coincided with the release of the Sony Ericsson K750i in Europe and Asia; mine arrived from Hong Kong earlier today. This will be my only camera until I get the D70 (I'm selling my old one).

The K750i has a 2 megapixel camera with 'flash,' autofocus, and macro mode, not to mention a host of other neat camera features. Though this phone choice deviates some from my last five, which were "smartphones," it has no real imaging match in the world (outside of Korean prototypes) and I think it's going to be a lot of fun to use; the fact that I'll always have a decent camera on me is very exciting.

This is my fifth Sony Ericsson phone and while I'd like to get up a review similar to the [way-too-long] K700i review, I'm not sure I'll be able to find the time.

You should follow me on Twitter here