To all interested in cameraphones..
Many of us who have high-end cameraphones of 5 megapixels or more have been doing it, but now there is a name for it. Steve Litchfield of All About Symbian has coined the term Megapixel Microscopy, which is the process of using a high resulution cameraphone, in its native photography mode, to take pictures of tiny items, then to use the normal 100% size display on the cameraphone, as effectively a strong magnifying glass (or conversely a low-power microscope) to magnify the item. Steve wrote about it at this link
He has great images there, worth looking at to see how much this is reality, not just a silly idea.
I did a quick test and found that using my N82 this way, I get nearly 4x magnification, a very useful increase in size of small print or other tiny items. Nice..
And clearly we have not yet reached the limits of what all is possible with our wonder-gadget. So I have to update my slide again, and add the microscope to what all we are starting to have in our pocket every day. Should I soon add the binoculars and telescope too?
..but on the other hand, I do wish we'd get the optical zooms (back) ie I miss my N93 so much..
Tomi Ahonen / HatRat :-)