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Are proper cameras doomed?


Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
7 May 2012 12:15PM
Plenty of people carry two phones - I even know of one Junior EPZer who does so! Wink

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Big Bri 13 15.6k United Kingdom
7 May 2012 12:19PM
Why? Just to take photos? Carry a phone and a camera!
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
7 May 2012 12:23PM
Er no - people carry two phones because the number of one of them is given to certain people, and the number of the other to other people! Grin

It's nothing to do with taking pictures. Actually the young EPZer I mentioned would be more likely to carry around a DSLR fitted with a 300mm lens....... as well as his two phones.
keith selmes 11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
7 May 2012 2:46PM
I have two phones nowadays.
One for phone calls and one for internet.
One has a camera but I've never used it.
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
7 May 2012 3:29PM
I have to say if I ever buy a phone like the Nokia 808 with its lossless digital zoom, it may be goodbye to my compact. But not to my system camera.
Big Bri 13 15.6k United Kingdom
7 May 2012 8:26PM
Well, like I said earlier, there will always be serious photographers who need a camera rather than a phone.

Tongue
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
7 May 2012 8:31PM
They used to say that of plate cameras, medium format etc etc. Tongue
keith selmes 11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
7 May 2012 9:52PM

Quote:They used to say that of plate cameras, medium format etc etc.
and it's still true Smile
Big Bri 13 15.6k United Kingdom
7 May 2012 9:54PM

Quote:They used to say that of plate cameras, medium format etc etc. Tongue


*yawn*
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
7 May 2012 9:56PM
Yawning doesn't negate truth! Grin
Big Bri 13 15.6k United Kingdom
7 May 2012 10:01PM
Yaaaaaaaaaaaawn
Big Bri 13 15.6k United Kingdom
7 May 2012 10:01PM
You were saying the same thing five years ago.
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
7 May 2012 11:02PM

Quote:You were saying the same thing five years ago.


I can't remember. Sad






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Focus_Man 4 481 631 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 9:56AM
There will always be photographers - as apart from phonographers. I have said it before, the pixels don't matter a jot when taken through the sort of lenses to be found in phones. Pixels together with a good multi-element lens as can be found in DSLRs, that is lenses designed for a specific focal length followed closely by ones designed for zoom lenses is where the quality is to be found.

That is not to be snobbish, it is just a fact, but I guess people will always be using phones to take pictures, but to answer your question - No! cameras are not doomed IMHO.
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
14 Jul 2012 10:06AM

Quote:the pixels don't matter a jot


To the general non-enthusiast public (who buy vastly more imaging devices than enthusiasts), pixels are the ONLY thing that matter. The fault lies entirely with camera manufacturers who have pushed pixels as equating to quality. Devices such as the 41Mp Nokia 808 phone will only serve to embed that thinking.

There is no doubt, whatsoever, that camera phones have replaced dedicated cameras for many people - either partially or wholly. The ease with which photos can be shared, e.g. via Facebook, comes into it. Even Pete uses an iPhone for some of his photography....... and who could have predicted that? Wink

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