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  2. A few times a week.

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  3. A few times a month.

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  4. Once or twice when I first got it.

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  1. webyugioh

    OP webyugioh GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    I think it is funny that the top feature Nintendo promoted on the DSi was its camera,
    yet, and least for me, it is the worst feature on the DSi.

    So, how often do you use your DSi's camera?
     
  2. Depravo

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    When the Eye Toy (for PS2) was released in 2003 I considered cams-for-consoles a pointless gimmick aimed at the ultra-casual market. Six years on with the DSi my opinion has not changed at all.

    I mean, what's the best we can expect? A collection of minigames where you can put your own face on Mario's bell-end? This does nothing more than dumb down our beloved hobby/pastime. It's bad news for anyone who likes quality videogames.
     
  3. zuron7

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    well the camera is just 0.3 megapixel
    that is quite less
    and not usefull for people like us
     
  4. ekolimits

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    i use it to show off what the system can do to others.
    it is fun watching them play with it and like it.

    thats what i do with it... privately i really dont use it.
    only with others.
     
  5. Szyslak

    Szyslak Nudibranch Lover
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    Yeah, I completely agree with you. I took a few pics when I first got it, but I seriously doubt I'll use the camera very much. I really hope they don't incorporate it into future games. [​IMG]
     
  6. KamuiX

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    Yeah like many of you, I have just used the camera for funny photos the first times and sometimes with warioware (But always have light problems somehow they need to fix the contrast). Until DSi-scene starts and come up with homebrew, like Voip with video, a Remote Survaillance (check your home through DSi cameras!!!) or even just capture (and edit if possible) videos, there is no good and interesting use for the camera
     
  7. Knuxxie

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    I could understand why Nintendo wouldn't allow you to record videos with the DSi's camera; not enough space.


    I sure do hope they come out with an update where there will be videos. Maybe with a catch, like, you have to have at least a 1GB SD card inserted? [​IMG]

    Anyway, I haven't got my DSi yet, but I'm getting it in 4 days, for my birthday.
     
  8. DeltaBurnt

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    I don't have a DSi...yet...but when I do I figure all take a few pictures a day, since I don't have a camera of my own.
     
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    Only made about 4 or so photos when I got it so they could be displayed on the top screen. What's really annoying about this function is, that it'll display them only if they are stored on the system. If they are stored on the SD card it won't work. [​IMG]
     
  10. berlinka

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    It was a sad day for me when I heard what the features of the DSi were. I really was shocked! Basically a DS Lite with a cheap camera and a slightly bigger screen.

    I can't believe when I see the TV ads here in the Netherlands, and how Nintendo tries to convince us by showing a dude and his girlfriend, they have loads of 'fun' taking pictures of eachother and painting the faces blue. WOWEEE!!!! That's what I NEED to do all day! And if my wife is sick of it I'll just take pictures of the goldfish and make it green! Whahahahaaa! Yeah, as I said, the DSi is a MUST-HAVE.
     
  11. Frederica Bernkastel

    Frederica Bernkastel GBAtemp Psycho!
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    Seriously, don't honour the DSi.
    Nintendo were like:
    "Okay, then our attempt to kill flashcards by targetting the R4 team only resulted in millions of clones, what now?"
    "Lets make a new DS with crap new features and homosexual piracy control that blocks even some of our own games!"
    "Thats a brilliant idea, All the fanboys and shovelware consumers will buy it without question.
    ????
    PROFIT!"
    "Lets call it the DS(sh)i(te), and remove slot 2!"
    "yeah, even better"
    "How about completely killing off everything that people love about us!"
    "EVEN BETTER! YOU'RE PROMOTED!"

    Ect...
    So the DS(sh)i(te) was born. Enjoy!.

    an extra £60 for features I'll never use? No thanks.
    an extra £100 for features I will use and awesome stuff? Yes. (actually, I did. Open Pandora.)
     
  12. Deleted User

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    Even though I don't use the camera I like the DSi and I really can't understand why some of you hate (!) it so much. It's not like anybody forces you to buy one, not even if you don't have a DS yet.

    When did that actually happen?
     
  13. Uruha

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    my D900 cell phone from over 2 years ago has a 3.0mp thats 10x better!
    they couldve given us a 1.3 [​IMG] i doubt ill be using mine when i get it though
     
  14. webyugioh

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    The bigger screens are the biggest features in by opinion.
    After playing on the DSi for a few weeks, go and try to use a regular DS.
    It is weird how small the screens seem after using the DSi.
     
  15. commdante

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    I really don't understand why there aren't any cam-recording thingies given as a feature. Space isn't that much of an issue ... MemoryStick is a lot more expensive than SD and the PSP can record and edit with it.
    Since Skype can be used on psp2000+ it would really have been nice to have something like that on the DSi too, but ones again .. most likely the homebrew peeps will have to make (something like) it.

    0.3MP really doesn't matter that much in whole ... I've seen 5MP camera's taking photo's so bad it looked like a childs toy. My 2MP camera still beats almost every camera out today imo ... although it needs a steady hand and good lighting. Then again, although picture seems fine, it isn't really that fast (prob due to the few pixel/no alternating them).

    I think the biggest plus of the increases screen size is better pixel/stylus control ... but I also do think the image quality will go down a lot. (Try a GBA game on a GB(A)-Micro, you'll see a LOT of difference ... which isn't actually there).

    My biggest "feel-warm" is about the CPU being twice as fast and the 4 times the memory, although there aren't any games that use it yet, homebrew would be so much better. Quake 2 might be able to run ... and if it could, it should be faster (I doubt SLOT2 access can even BE faster then the internal memory of the DSi) and a lot of stuff should be able to be done since in relative form a LOT less memory is used (eg: a homebrew which uses 2 MB ... only has 2MB free, in DSi it should have 14MB free ... 7x more).

    I'm really anxious to get one (imported both my GBA and DS) ... but I only see a real plus when homebrew can be run on it. Untill I see a real must-buy, I won't buy a DSi untill it has homebrew capability.

    /me still being puzzled why companies being so awkwards toward homebrews.*
     
  16. CannonFoddr

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    I used my camera a few times when I first got it - but since finding out that I CAN'T add photos to the SD card to display on the DSi I gradually stopped using it (the only photo DSi will show are one's it take itself - which I find a disadvantage)

    However, when my Neices/Nephew turn up - it's all they want to play with (that & the sounds) - & can't be bothered with playing games on it

    The idea of 'video' sound like a nice idea (as long as the sound effects can be turned off) - great for taking the odd sneaky video while pretending to play games
     
  17. KamuiX

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    1st of all about the video Knuxxie. No you are wrong DSi have wayyy too much space because of the SDHC support. Maybe you must look all the new cameras that use ONLY SDHC cards (no DVDs or cassettes) to record full HD quality video. So for DSi it's easy to record at 640x480 pretty easy with 1 - 2GB for hours!!! The are pen drives with embeded 2-4GB flash memory and hidden cameras also that record for hours.

    2nd you forget that DSi has 2xCPU and 4xRAM more than DSL. BUT until now we don't see it in action. We wait for DSi only games and homebrew that can use those hardware upgrades.

    3rd don't be hasty noone proved that gba titles are unplayable through flashcards. It's almost the same hardware (i think) so we speak about almost native gba game execution (with a loader of course and maybe without emulation). Please if I'm wrong for the last speculation, correct me

    4rd ok many people don't buy it because they don't want to give extra money. This is not a reason to say DSi...shite. And it's not more expensive. (at least in my country) DSL started at 150 euro and DSi started at 180.After a week went to 160, even 150 euro in some e-shops so it's the same
     
  18. Eon-Rider

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    To be honest, I actually try to use the camera everyday even though I forget sometimes. I try to keep a photo diary. xD
     
  19. P.S

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    It's not realy as fun as i expected.
    I just like the bigger screens, and stay updated with the newest ds [​IMG]
     
  20. Tokiopop

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    It's disapointing how people hate the DSi because it has a camera. Yes, it is gimicky. Big woop, if you had half a brain you'd see the DSi isn't just a DS Lite with a camera or two.

    It's the software I'm mainly interested in, and the increased RAM and processor speeds can't hurt. I'll be looking forword to DSi enhanced games and homebrew, thank you very much.
     
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