Google Plus could Change my Camera Choice

Posted on 01 July 2011, Last updated on 01 July 2011 by

I write a lot about connected cameras. I’m a huge fan of being able to share the moment and I’m generally writing about cameraphones because ‘real’ cameras haven’t caught up yet. They will soon though. I wonder if they will be running Android.

Over the last 6 years my phone choice has been largely influenced by the camera on it and of the phones I’ve had, only the Nokia ones have stood the test of time.

That might change soon though because the new Google Plus service raises the bar for sharing on a cameraphone.

The Instant Upload service automatically sends every photo and video taken to Picasa where it can be tagged, modified and shared, from any web browser on any device. The Google Plus application for Android exposes these images too which means its easier than ever to make them public or to share them with pre-defined groups (circles) of people. Only a Picasa app for tagging, sorting, slideshow and basic editing would make this better.

Having tested Instant Upload with photos and a video today I’m finding it powerful. So powerful that I want my next cameraphone to run Android. I’ve tried this before with the Onnia pro and Experia X10 so I’ll be treading carefully, especially as the Nokia N9 is coming!

4 Comments For This Post

  1. Fab says:

    Steve, I own a samsung galaxy S2. I am not telling you that the camera is just superb because I own the phone, but because it was one of the reasons I chose it.
    I’m rarely using my canon s95 anymore and I sold the dslr. Mainly because I love to share pics. Currently a dedicated camera is nearly boring. I just installed google+ but lacking an invite yet. But i’m very keen on trying it out.

  2. chippy says:

    you are the second person to tell me that. Sounds very promising. I’m adding you to a Google+ group now. maybe it speeds up the Invite for you.

  3. mrwed says:

    Steve, did you get rid of the Experia X10? I think I just read it’s getting a Gingerbread update…I was thinking at the time that you might be taking a second look at that phone.

  4. chippy says:

    My Wife has it so i’ll be interested to see how it goes after the update. She’s complaining about the battery life so maybe it’s time to give her something else ;-)

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