[QUOTE=mrsmouse;1133759]I asked the same question so I Googled it just now. Didn’t even know these existed. Pretty cleaver devices and actually reasonable. I found one for $69. Didn’t buy it yet, but may do so before our next trip in September.[/QUOTE]
I’m just not buying it (the concept). The phone itself costs around $100-200 to buy and perhaps $30 to build. Sure, they take decent pictures and some even do HD video, but this means that the lens for the phone’s camera is going to be a compromise. Consider the zoom feature, it’s a digital zoom because the lens itself is fixed. So, even if you put an adapter lens over the internal lens, the quality still will not really equal a purpose built camera’s lens, even the cheap cameras. Especially when you consider that telephoto and wide angle glass lenses for camcorders routinely cost upwards of $130, and that’s added to a lens that is already better than the phone.
I may be wrong, but I doubt it.
For snapshots and casual pictures, a phone camera is OK most of the time, but if you want truly stunning pictures, well…