why is the camera quality so bad

#21darkqueenhelbaPosted 9/26/2011 4:51:48 AM
Probably the only thing that would get me to buy a new model is a better camera. It's not a big deal. I've had fun with it either way. I've actually taken some pretty decent pictures with it. I was actually expecting a lot LESS quality concerning the camera. But before the 3DS I've never really used any features that weren't pure gaming. I'd pop the game into the device and start playing, so anything like cameras, mp3s, internet browsing, etc. is a treat for me. I have a PSP and I think it had some cool features but I never looked into them.
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#22SkittyOnWailordPosted 9/26/2011 4:52:13 AM
why is the camera quality so bad

Because it isn't a 12MP camera with a Carl Zeiss lens like my phone has?

>_> What? My answer is technically true.
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#23darkqueenhelbaPosted 9/26/2011 4:54:44 AM
Also, how much would it cost for a "better" camera. I don't really know anything about them to be honest. Would it only have to be a slight upgrade? If so, how much would that drive up the price if they decided to use that in a new model?
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#24FoofyheadPosted 9/26/2011 4:58:32 AM
I'll be glad when the next Nintendo portable has the best camera available.

That's 300+250 just for a decent camera.

Wouldn't that be great, paying 550 for a 3DS?
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#25SnoochNumber2Posted 9/26/2011 5:05:36 AM
I don't understand how "It's a gaming device, not a camera" is a valid excuse for having such cheap cameras on the 3DS. So what if it needs 3 of them? Guess what, cell phone cameras, which is what these are, are very cheap. 0.3MP in 2011 is ridiculous. My phone from 2007 has a 2MP camera on it, and that phone was free. I'm not saying the 3DS should take the same quality pictures as my Canon T2i, but I think it's fair to ask for at least 2MP lenses on the thing. There's no way it could have upped the production cost that much and probably wouldn't have affected the retail price much, especially considering how much the were able to drop the price so soon and still make a profit.
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#26gunstarzPosted 9/26/2011 5:06:49 AM
Foofyhead posted...
I'll be glad when the next Nintendo portable has the best camera available.

That's 300+250 just for a decent camera.

Wouldn't that be great, paying 550 for a 3DS?


As long as it has a Nikon mount so I can use my lenses. Otherwise it'll just wait for the remodel.

Also, I want at the very least a 10MP cropped sensor but preferably full frame, 6fps, hotshoe attachment for my flash trigger, RAW format with a jpg preview and sensitivity up to iso 6400. Otherwise, what's the point in including a camera at all?
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#27lizard81288Posted 9/26/2011 5:15:05 AM
Yeah, it is really bad. Even when I have the lights on, the quality is just horrible. It is dark & blurry. Even the AR cards suck, because the camera sucks. My 3ds can never register them, and when it does, it is messed up, like one time, I was looking at the Mario AR card, but it showed Kirby's body, but with a Pikmin's head.
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