Why do cell phones flop the image?

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Why do cell phones flop the image?
« on: 30/08/2008 01:27:12 »
I just noticed this when I was looking at two pictures of my new hair. For some reason the one I took with the cell phone the hair is on the right when you're looking at it and the one from the camera is on the left when you're looking at it. Any reason you can think why? I have the hair on the left when you look at it..

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Why do cell phones flop the image?
« Reply #1 on: 12/09/2008 14:29:16 »
Light bends, it's how it fits in to society.
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Why do cell phones flop the image?
« Reply #2 on: 12/09/2008 16:17:17 »
On a camera the lens and screen are on opposite sides of the camera body.

On a phone the lens and the screen can be on the same side of the body.

If you compare the phone and camera screens you will have to turn the camera around so its screen is facing you like the phone.
In doing so you have reversed the camera image: it will be a mirror image of the phone self-portrait.
« Last Edit: 12/09/2008 16:21:58 by RD »

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« Reply #3 on: 13/09/2008 14:38:36 »
Ah, thank you RD

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« Reply #4 on: 16/09/2008 14:17:51 »
No "thank you" for me?!
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