* Phones to revolutionise system camera market soon
* HD quality video on phones within 12 months
HELSINKI, April 20 Fast developing cameraphone
technology will shortly make SLR system cameras and even
professional cameras obsolete, the sales chief of the world's
top cellphone maker Nokia NOK1V.HE said on Tuesday.
"They will in the very near future revolutionise the market
for system cameras," Anssi Vanjoki said in a speech in Helsinki.
"There will be no need to carry around those heavy lenses,"
Vanjoki said, pointing to a professional photographer taking
pictures of him.
The proliferation of smartphones with picture quality
comparable to most pocket cameras has boosted photography around
the world, but they have so far not challenged real system
cameras due to phones' smaller size and weaker technology.
Vanjoki said high-definition (HD) quality video recording
was also coming to cellphones within the next 12 months.
"It will not take long, less than a year, when phones can
record HD quality video and you can transfer it directly to your
HD television set," Vanjoki said.
(Reporting by Tarmo Virki, editing by Will Waterman)