Sony 3G Camera in the Works; It’s Time to Point, Shoot & Go Wireless!

March 11, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Sony is reportedly working on a digital camera (probably another version of Cybershot) with a built-in 3G modem. The prototype we got to see is not be mistaken for a camera phone. The device seems to be like that of the regular Cyber-shot camera and comes with an addition of a built-in wireless modem for uploading and sharing photos and videos with various services (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr). Now, we tend to believe we are in for some amazing camera technology equipped with wireless connectivity. Wow!

However, we are not sure about the demand of such a device in today’s world, when cameras in smartphones sport enhanced features and offer fine and quality pictures. But then independent cameras are a breed apart.

Point-and-shoot devices have never been popular on photo sharing websites like Flicker. However, cameras doubling up as a connected device is something of an exceptional innovation, we must say. On the other hand, it may come as an attraction to those people who use a dedicated camera instead of the cell phones.

Almost all kinds of devices these days, be it phone, ebook reader, game console or television – are able to connect to the web. So why should a camera be left out?

The upcoming model from Sony will probably be a dedicated point and shoot. We expect some amount of free data service to be made available with the purchase. That could make it handy when it comes to uploading a certain number of images, alongside an option to sign for large scale uploading.

Sony, we are waiting!

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