Vodafone Japan Offers New Camera Phone Features
From Alan Reiter’s Camera Phone Report, we learn that Vodafone Japan has launched the first camera phone with an optical zoom. It’s only a 2x optical zoom, but it’s a start. The camera itself is a two megapixel camera as well – so we’re approaching what’s perfectly reasonable camera quality. More interesting, though, is the software they’re releasing with it, that will let people modify images directly via the phone. It’s designed to be a fun way to muck around, adding mustaches to faces or birds flying around an image. Obviously, not the most productive app out there, but still shows some very early concepts of what a camera phone will eventually let people do.