By Shane McGlaun

I loathe the camera in my first gen iPhone. I have tried to use it on several occasions and it simply isn’t worth the time it takes to try and use the camera. If you want to take a picture of something that doesn’t move it works most of the time, but try and shoot a pic in a dim room or of something moving and you are out of luck.

Samsung has officially announced its new Pixon 12 camera phone and it sounds like they started with a camera and added the phone as an accessory rather than the other way around. The Pixon 12 has 12-megapixels and a full AMOLED touchscreen. The camera also has a Xenon power LED flash and a wide-angle 28mm lens.

Users can touch the 3.1-inch touchscreen in camera mode to tell the autofocus where to focus in framed shots. The camera phone can also record full motion video at 30fps at a resolution of 720 x 480. The device operates on HSPA 900/2100MHz and GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900MHz networks. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and an FM tuner are built-in as well.

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