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Letter of the week – 10 January 2015

Do we really need wink snapping?

I read that Samsung, in its latest compact, has included a function whereby the user can take a selfie by winking at the camera. I am sure that extensive Samsung market research has shown this to be a must-have ‘deal-maker’. Already teams of scientists must be readying the replacement model with a range of intimate gestures and expressions that trigger the shutter. ‘Dismissive nod’, ‘knowing smile’ and ‘lascivious leer’ are three that spring to mind. They could be selected like art filters.

Leaving aside the wider moral question of the investment of resources and intelligence in ‘wink snapping’ while we await a vaccine for Ebola, is this what photographers really want and need? I am sure AP readers could suggest inclusions for a ‘least useful’ camera innovation list, as well as suggestions for features that would improve their pleasure and skills without insulting their intelligence.

Jon Pratt, Cambridgeshire

Yes, I’m not sure anyone would want a picture of themselves winking, apart from, perhaps, TV presenter Anne Robinson. But in fact a wink doesn’t take a picture, it starts a three-second countdown – although that’s almost as pointless. As for Ebola, I doubt that electronics engineers are any more qualified to find a cure for this than the rest of usNigel Atherton, Editor

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