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Verizon Wireless Cell Phone Cameras

written by: awilliamsku•edited by: Rhonda Callow•updated: 7/31/2009

Information on Verizon Wireless camera phones and what features they offer, from basic VGA to high quality 5.1 megapixel cameras.

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    Verizon Wireless camera phones have come a long way. From basic VGA cameras found on the LG VX6000 to more modern and functional 5.1 megapixel camera phones like the Casio(R) EXILIM, camera phones by Verizon Wireless have come a long way.

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    VGA Quality Photo

    Courtesy of CNET
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    VGA Camera Phones from Verizon Wireless

    If you're someone who rarely even uses their phone as a camera, you might want to consider purchasing a cell phone with a VGA camera. Simply put, VGA stands for Video Graphics Array - a very low quality camera. The purpose of having a VGA camera is just to take basic pictures. You can edit your pictures by changing specifications like the flash, white balance, color effects, negativity, zoom, brightness, and darkness. There's also an optional camcorder, self-timer, multi-shot feature, and on some phones, a post card feature. If you're looking to have a camera to take decent video with, consider a 2.0 megapixel camera since pictures and videos taken with a VGA camera are pixelated and blurry. Since VGA camera phones are low quality, they can only display 256 colors. Pictures are best taken and displayed in lower resolutions, like 320x240 or 160x120. VGA camera phones are very inexpensive to purchase since the quality is most often poor. Here is a list of all of the newer VGA camera phones available from Verizon Wireless:

    • Samsung Juke
    • LG VX5400
    • Samsung SCH-u410
    • Samsung SCH-u340
    • LG VX5500
    • Samsung Smooth
    • Motorola MOTO VU240
    • Nokia 2605 Mirage
    • Samsung SCH-u430
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    1.3 Megapixel Quality Photo

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    1.3 Megapixel Camera Phones from Verizon Wireless

    If you're looking to get some use out of your phone, but don't care about how great the quality is, consider the next level up camera phone: the1.3 megapixel. These camera phones produce slightly better quality than VGA cameras. 1.3 megapixel cameras have all of the standard features of VGA cameras, but there is a higher, sharper quality and your pictures look better in resolution sizes around 640x480 and 1280x960. The 1.3 megapixel Verizon camera phones available today are:

    • Motorola MOTO Q 9m
    • Verizon Wireless CDM8950
    • Samsung Trance
    • LG Glance
    • LG VX 8360
    • Verizon Wireless Blitz
    • Nokia 6205
    • Motorola MOTO W755
    • Verizon Wireless CDM8975
    • Verizon Wireless G'zOne Boulder
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    2.0 Megapixel Quality Photo

    Courtesy of CNET
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    2.0 Megapixel Camera Phones from Verizon Wireless

    After the 1.3 megapixel camera phone came the 2.0 megapixel camera phone. 2.0 megapixel camera phones are great quality and are still relatively inexpensive. They capture great photos and decent videos and can handle resolution up to 1600x1200. Like the VGA and 1.3 megapixel camera phones, 2.0 megapixel camera phones come with all of the standard features plus red-eye reduction and night mode. The only major problem with 2.0 megapixel cameras is the noise in low-light photographs. The following are all current 2.0 megapixel Verizon camera phones:

    • LG Versa
    • Samsung Saga
    • Blackberry Curve 8330 Smart phone
    • HTC Ozone
    • Blackberry Pearl Flip 8230 Smart phone
    • Verizon Wireless SMT5800
    • Samsung Renown
    • Motorola Krave ZN4
    • Samsung Alias 2
    • Verizon Wireless VX 6900
    • Motorola Rapture VU30
    • Nokia 7205 Intrigue
    • Motorola Adventure V750
    • LG enV 2
    • LG Chocolate 3
    • Samsung Sway
    • Motorola Rival
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    3.0 Megapixel Quality Photo

    Courtesy of CNET
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    3.0 and 3.2 Megapixel Camera Phones from Verizon Wireless

    3.0 and 3.2 megapixel camera phones came out following 2.0 megapixel camera phones. Slightly more expensive, the quality of 3.0 and 3.2 megapixel camera phones resemble early age point and shoot digital cameras. Along with all of your standard camera specs and features, you get optical zoom, frames, and a macro switch. The video camera quality is also fantastic for a cell phone, since you can capture great details and the noise isn't too bad. These camera phones can replace the use of an old digital camera, since the quality is great and the camera can handle a resolution of up to 1920×1200. You can get the following 3.0 and 3.2 megapixel camera phones at Verizon Wireless today:

    • LG enV 3
    • HTC Touch PRO
    • Blackberry Storm 9530 Smart phone
    • Blackberry Tour 9630 Smart phone
    • HTC Touch Diamond
    • LG enV TOUCH
    • LG Dare
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    5.0+ Megapixel Quality Photo

    Courtesy of CNET
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    5.0+ Megapixel Camera Phones from Verizon Wireless

    So far, there are only two cameras that have 5.0+ megapixels at Verizon, the Samsung Omnia and the Casio EXILIM. These camera phones mirror average point and shoot cameras on the market today. They are very sharp and clear, have outstanding quality, and because of this cost upwards of $280.00 with a 2-year plan. Along with the standard camera features seen in VGAs through 3.2 megapixel camera phones, you get an auto-focus feature.