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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
Wi-Fi
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

Best,
Shalin

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