Forget iPhone killers -- it's the camera killers you need to watch out for. Like a pack of hungry three-headed wolves, the multi-purpose camera-phones that are about to ravage the UK are aiming to swallow all your camera needs. We've lined up three super snappers that are going to hit the street later this year.
Combining a touchscreen with an 8-megapixel camera, the Samsung Pixon will be one of Samsung's most advanced camera phones to date. Having only just been announced, we can't say too much about the Pixon, but we do know that it packs HSDPA, a dual LED photo light and a built-in accelerometer, and it records video.
The Pixon is set to launch at the end of October and, from what we can see in the press pictures, it looks like it'll run on Samsung's own user interface instead of Symbian. There's no denying there are obvious similarities between this and the recently unveiled LG Renoir -- but we believe the Renoir will make it to the shops first. Click through for the next in our line-up of epic mobile shooters. -Andrew Lim
Sony Ericsson C905
Sony Ericsson's Cyber-shot range is without a doubt one of the best sets of camera phones out there. While certain other mobile manufacturers wimp out of making a decent camera phone, Sony Ericsson tends to deliver -- which is why we have high hopes for the Sony Ericsson C905.
The first thing you notice about the C905 is that it feels like a camera -- better yet, it has a proper xenon flash so that in low light it takes pictures like a proper camera too. Add to that HSDPA, GPS and Wi-Fi and you've got a beast of a camera phone that we think is likely to be one of the best of the year.
Last but definitely not least is the LG KC780, which recently popped up on GSM Arena. Also packing an 8-megapixel camera, this slider is going to be one of the slimmest camera phones out this year.
There's not much info on the KC780 yet, but if you're keen on LG's camera-phone stylings, the LG Renoir, which is set to hit the shops very soon, also packs 8 million pixels on its sensor. Keep an eye out for a full review of the Renoir very soon, and check back on Crave for more updates and info on the KC780.