Photo Courtesy of Brian Gray (taken on his smartphone, of course)

Photo Courtesy of Brian Gray (taken on his smartphone, of course)

Judging from the very kind feedback that I’ve received, my talk on Monday night went well. 🙂

I covered the evolution of cameras on phones since 2000 (based on this website plus the history of iPhones), some of their unique aspects as compared with “regular” cameras, some examples of good quality imagery, and then I did a live demonstration of a number of applications on my iPhone 4S.

Samsung Camera

Samsung SCH-V770 from 2005

Sony QX10 attached to a Sony smartphone (leaked, rumour)

Sony QX10 attached to a Sony smartphone (leaked, rumour in 2013)

One of the early phones that we all found amusing was this Samsung SCH-V770…. a 7MP camera phone with 3x optical zoom and autofocus. This has interchangeable lenses, but I’d not sure I’d want to put it up to my ear in case of causing damage!

Then, just a day after the talk, rumours started flying of a new Sony attachable “camera lens” (that would connect via Bluetooth) and use an iPhone or other phone as its display and control.

Watch this space – innovation continues!

For those technically inclined, the live demonstration of software on my iPhone 4S was done by creating a Wifi network from my MacBook Pro, connecting to it from the iPhone, then running an app on the MacBook Pro called Reflector. I used Airplay from the iPhone to mirror its live screen display onto the MacBook Pro, and project it up onto the screen.  Worked a treat.


The Apps Demonstrated Live on my iPhone 4S

The Apps Demonstrated Live on my iPhone 4S

Panorama of the Audience, Captured Live

Panorama of the Audience, captured live while they watched it happening on the screen

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