Living A Dual Life: Lenovo Vibe Shot
The point-and-shoot camera market is dead, ironically because of camera phones. But most phones don’t have the capabilities of a point-and-shoot. Lenovo is merging the two. From the front, the Vibe Shot looks like a smartphone with 5” full HD display. But flip it and it looks surprisingly similar to a point-and-shoot. The metal band doubles as a grip while the 16MP sensor is made up of a six-piece lens and delivers photos that are comparable to (and sometimes better than) an expensive camera. There is also a tricolored flash that helps light the scene evenly and optical image stabilisation to keep things steady. All in all, Lenovo may well have hammered the final nail into the point-and-shoot coffin.