A couple of months ago I bought a new cellphone: the Sony Ericsson K800i. I’m thrilled.
As with my previous K700i, the battery life isn’t really as good as it could be, but it’s fine. I charge it up every couple of days.
The screen’s a decent size, with good colour. Texting is easy, calls sound fine, everything works nicely. It does everything just a bit better than the old K700i.
But one of the features I really wanted it for was its 3.2 megapixel Cyber-shot camera, with autofocus, digital image stabiliser, and Xenon Flash with red-eye reduction. The phone itself has a 2-inch, 262K Colour TFT Screen (details taken from the product specs.)
And it’s a gem. I bought a Nutshell leather case for it and keep it on my belt. That means I can whip it out and grab a quick photo any time. The camera’s active as soon as I open the shutter cover. It has a few scene settings such as twilight, beach, portrait and so on. I’ve found I do get better results if I choose a likely ‘scene’ than if I just leave it set on ‘auto’.
The photo in this post is a rather pleasing shot of my 6 year old cat, Ares, asleep on my bed in the sun. Aperture resized the photo and uploaded it to my gallery software for me, courtesy of ApertureToGallery, but I didn’t trouble myself to edit the photo in any way first.
In short, I’m very happy, and taking plenty of quick photos.