With the inception of mobile phones many of us stopped wearing watches, because we could simply glance at our phones to check the time. Similarly, with the launch of smartphones, we have moved away from camera. As a matter of fact a camera plays quite a important role in the selection of a mobile phone.

We have seen a slew of 3 to 5-mega pixel cameras launched in India, however taking the bar higher are the 12-mega pixel snappers which form a class of their own. We take a look at some of the best snappers that are a great buy for those looking for not a good camera phone but a great camera phone.

Sony Ericsson Satio: Sony Ericsson Satio is known for its camera. It has 12-megapixel camera, which is really awesome. The picture quality is really admirable.The device comes with a 4000 x 3000 pixel resolution, auto-focus, xenon flash, and video LED Flash. Powered with Symbian OS 9.4 OS, the device supports Wi-Fi, and GPS connectivity. The  handset is priced at Rs. 30,000.

Samsung Pixon 12: Samsung Pixon 12 is successor of Pixon 8. Pixon 12 has a lot new features such as the 12-megapixel camera. Its camera has one more amazing feature that its camera can focus on any selected object just like the one given in the iPhone4. It has Xenon flash, LED based tracking beacon power that helps you to click pictures indoor as well. Besides, it has Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS, GPRS/EDGE. The price of this handset is Rs. 30,000.

Nokia N8: Performance vise this is an excellent handset. Nokia has manufactured it with years of research and development. It has 12-megapixel camera with amazing picture clarity. It also has face detection and smile detection features as well. Nokia N8 is a 3G phone with Wi-Fi, GPS and GPRS connectivity. It has Xenon flash and auto focus feature. The price of this handset is Rs. 30,000.

Spice S1200: The most amazing part of this handset is not its 12-megapixel camera but its price. At such an affordable price Spice is offering 12-megapixel camera with 3x optical zoom that is indeed mind boggling. Its camera is good in both bright light and dim light, because it has a good Xenon flash in it. The price of this handset is Rs. 15,000.

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