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Windows Phone 8 Development Internals by Andrew Whitechapel and Sean McKenna

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Chapter 16. Camera and photos

For most people, the modern smartphone now provides a number of capabilities that were previously handled by a series of dedicated devices. The markets for Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), MP3 players, and GPS devices are all either dead or slowly dying as consumers seek to consolidate these functions into a single product. However, none of these changes have been as dramatic as what has happened in photography. Early camera phones offered the convenience of always having a camera available to capture a moment, but with a significant quality trade-off when compared to a dedicated camera. In the past few years, however, the quality of cameras included in smartphones has risen so dramatically that it is becoming ...

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