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Do You Wish Your Cell Phone Had Video Capture?

Remember when cell phones didn't have built-in cameras, and now most of us wouldn't know what to do without them?!

Well the same thing is happening with video capture — a feature that is being integrated in more and more cell phones. Unfortunately my phones don't come with the feature, but watching Lauren Conrad take footage with her phone makes me want to be able to stream videos to my friends as well!

I know video recording on cell phones isn't a huge must-have feature for cell phones just yet, but if the quality gets better then I'm definitely going to cross my fingers that my next phone has a minicamcorder. What about you?


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Rabbit88 Rabbit88 9 years
my old crappy phone had it... but my new blackberry curve doesn't... it makes me sad.. but i'll get over it.
Lil-Sunshine Lil-Sunshine 9 years
My phone already has this (Motorola Q9m). For me, my phone camera and video camera are for capturing spur of the moment stuff when I don't have a camera on me. I don't use these features often, but I've gotten some really interesting videos and pics that I would not have gotten otherwise.
menthadict menthadict 9 years
I do have it but it's bad quality and i only get like 15 seconds
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 9 years
My phone has 5mp and the video capture quality ranges from TV high quality (mp4) down to MMS sharing quality. I don't know what I'd do without this feature. It really makes my phone an all in one gadget.
SweetnLow SweetnLow 9 years
I already have it. I have the voyager.
girlie871 girlie871 9 years
hmm im kind of confused. Isn't LC's phone streaming video live??? I dont have that feature but I do have the camera/camcorder on my centro phone. i used to use these features but they always took up all the memory on my phone which in turn would make my phone crap out and shut off.
Performita Performita 9 years
Ok to give you info on jailbroken iPhone and video :) Since jailbreak is the only way I can use iPhone here, I tried this programs that say they will provide VIdeo and zoom for iPhone camera. Well it just doesn't work correctly :) It takes still photos very fast and it gives you the impression of animated movement, but not real video recording! :o I guess we will have to wait few more days, because we really need zoom, and some other software options for the iPhone camera :)
herfallingstar herfallingstar 9 years
my last phone had video capture (samsung D600) I now have sidekick slide, and I don't actually miss the function! The only times I would make videos is with friends or at gigs, and my friends always use their digital cameras, so I don't have to worry.
shinesies shinesies 9 years
My phone already has video capture and a camera. I don't use either. I prefer an actual camera/camcorder. I'm not a big fan of all in ones.
RiotRix RiotRix 9 years
I don't have a cell phone. :-\
lemonbars lemonbars 9 years
I have video capture but I honestly never use it!
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 9 years
i would be famous for postings on hotghettomess if i had this feature.
Linny Linny 9 years
nope. i don't even take regular pics. what would i need a video for?
EvilDorkGirl EvilDorkGirl 9 years
I think I have video capture on my phone... I just don't ever use it. Nor do I use the camera. The quality is awful, but I'm sure once they can cram a good lens and processor into a small enough phone I'll buy it.
verily verily 9 years
I honestly never capture video for anything.
girlwparasol girlwparasol 9 years
i've been a loyal sony-ericsson user, and they've had video capture for like... forever. i get the feeling it's been the same with nokia, who happens to be the only other mobile manufacturer who's vying for my affections right now.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
i already have a vid cam on my cell but just so you know, don't record while on vibrate, the video takes but the sound doesnt
TsuKata TsuKata 9 years
Lifehacker has instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone and set it up with video capture. Most mid and high tier phones these days have video. It can sometimes be hard to locate. If you're not sure if you have it, try holding down the camera key for 2-3 seconds. That will often launch it.
kahribar kahribar 9 years
Mine has 3 mega pixels so it is sooo very good for that, just got it for mother's day, def not an iphone user and never will be, but the flipshot is an awesome phone!
RobinFabulous RobinFabulous 9 years
Honestly it's not that great. I have it and it's kind of shaky, but that may be user error :-)
looseseal looseseal 9 years
Wow, I thought this would be old news 'cause I have a video camera in my crappy three year old phone.
macgirl macgirl 9 years
while it isn't a deal breaker that I don't have it on my iPhone, I would love them to add that.
neko neko 9 years
I do. I'm hoping the next iPhone will integrate with Qik. I don't want to have to buy a Nokia.
MissMarisol MissMarisol 9 years
Not so much. I have an iPhone and to be honest, I wish it had a better camera with settings.
hotstuff hotstuff 9 years
Any news on if the iPhone 3G will have this?
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