Other useful links include Ross Barkman’s modem scripts and BlueNotes which makes it easy to create notes to send to the phone via Bluetooth. There are some free ringtones and so on at MyK700 and a whole pile of tips and tricks at Esato.
It was about 18 months ago that I bought my fancy schmancy Canon Digital Rebel camera, with its 6 megapixels. I have an ambition to be able to take fantastic pictures with it, but that’s moving along slowly. It’s a wonderful camera though and often takes good pictures in spite of me.
Then the other day I headed off to the waterfront to go skating, deciding to not take my camera (in its backpack, because it’s big enough I can’t easily carry it while wobbling round on skates). That was the day, of course, that yes, there were several things I would have really liked to have taken photo of. After researching tiny cameras and straying onto the slippery slope of “this one’s just a few dollars more and it has better quality …” I had the flash of inspiration to enter the world of the camera phone.
I’ve now passed my gorgeous little Ericsson T68i on to my partner and have upgraded to the Sony Ericsson K700i with its cameraphone.
All cameraphones have crummy cameras, this we know, but reviews suggested this camera wasn’t too bad really for a crummy camera. At best it does 640 * 480 in fine or normal quality. With this post is a photo I grabbed last night while out for a walk (click the thumbnail for a larger version — it’s a Pohutukawa tree). It’s not so bad. It’s extremely liberating to know that the pictures won’t be fantastic — I can just snap away without feeling guilty that I haven’t yet come to grips with the camera. And while my “good” camera pretty well needs a backpack, this one will be in my pocket.