A video of the assassination of the former prime minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto, has been identified as taken by a camera phone.
I have seen at least two videos of the assassination and at least one of them, according to a news report I heard, was from a camera phone. Channel 4 News in the U.K. has reported on the incident (see below) and shown a video that I think was taken with a phone.
You can find the two videos on the Web on numerous sites, but I haven’t seen any one specifically identified as taken with a camera phone. However, one of the videos clearly shows people holding camera phones (see below) right before her death.
When I first learned about the assassination, I thought it was extremely likely that camera phone photos and/or videos would emerge.
The wireless imaging revolution
As I have written many times before, camera phones are revolutionary. With one billion (more or less) people who have camera phones, major news events will never be the same.
Also, imagine if “ordinary” people were using the capabilities of new software, such as from Qik, that allows live, streaming camera phone videos, to record the assassination. The wireless imaging revolution is here friends. (I’m also posting this on my camera phone weblog.)