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Camera features arms race - how many is too many?...

by shmody / August 5, 2009 5:52 AM PDT

Camera features arms race - how many is too many?...

I gotta admit, I actually think that the pico projector in a camera is an ingenious way to share photos in a "look ma, no computer!" sort of way. How much fun would you have with that little guy on a road trip, huh?

However, this is another multi-feature vs. discrete debate. So, I thought about getting a little silly, so here's my list for a camera feature arms race. Note, this is for the *average* consumer (i.e. the one that doesn't *need* a DSLR):

12Mp sensor
10x optical zoom
5x seemless digital zoom
GPS Geotagging
bottle opener
USB connector
Picture review
White balance tuning
Scene tuning (sports, portrait, etc.)
fountain pen
pen knife(good for opening new packages of SD cards)
auto-focus w/eye-tracking
web-cam capable
video recording at up to 720p and w/zoom control
L-a-s-e-r (red and green)
powered for 20,000 shots by a single lithium polymer battery
powered for 50,000 shots by a single Unicorn kiss
4" LCD w/touch control (that you can turn off if it gets annoying)
pico projector for 80" projections from 15ft away
night vision
auto-tracking camera turret (accessory provided w/camera)

Thoughts? Feel free to add features or create another feature set Wink


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