With the advent of mobile phones with color displays, phone manufacturers began toying with the idea of putting a camera into a mobile phone. The camera phone is, in my opinion, THE shift in mobile phone technology.
The first camera phone was the Sharp J-SH04.
Many other camera phone models have followed since then, with improvements not just in the design, function, and software of the phone, but also in the camera’s technical specifications. This meant cameras with higher megapixels, and more functions such as video recording and flash photography.
The culture and the world around us have changed because of this simple idea of combining a camera and a mobile phone. Of course, probably the biggest thing about camera phone culture is the selfie.