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From 0.3MP to 100MP: 22 years of camera phone revolution

It doesn’t seem like it has been more than 20 years since the first camera phone was released. In just a couple of decades, camera phones have become so good, people have stopped buying compact cameras as much, and full-length feature films have been shot on the latest iPhones, most of which come with portrait, angle, wind, and even macro modes.

When the camera phone (Opens in a new tab)They were released for the first time, and no one really knew if they would take off. They were expensive to buy, it was expensive to send pictures and your friends could only see the pictures if they had a similar phone. There was concern that unlike the texting trend that people immediately took on, sending picture messages might be less of a concern… 22 years later, and that’s clearly not the case.