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    Most people use a camera for casual social photography and recording scenes and chance happenings. A phone camera is good enough to meet those needs. I doubt if the compact camera on its own will survive as a consumer device. There will always be a need for specialist photographic equipment, and to cater for the serious hobbyist, but for most folk, their phones are all they need.

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    I remember buying a digital camera back in 06 or 07, when 5 MP was a good resolution and sensors were note that good.
    I enjoyed having a stand alone camera, and kept using it for a while after getting a smartphone.
    But after a smartphone upgrade I realized that the phone took so much better pictures.

    I went and got a small micro 4/3 camera. Like a kamera that has the body size of a point and shoot, but you put interchangable lenses on it, and the sensor is a crop factor 2.
    With a low aperture pancake lens on it, you can see the difference from a phone picture, especially in low ligth. But I just dont carry it as many places as my Phone. It is smaller than a full frame camera, but still too big for a pocket.

    The advantages of a stand alone camera over a Phone camera are zoom and potentially bigger censor.
    To get both you will need a big bulky camera.

    You can get a compact point and shoot with a lot of zoom, but it will not have a big censor for low light pictures.
    You can get a compact point and shoot with a decent censor size, like Sony RX 100, but it will not have a lot of zoom.

    If I didnt have my micro 4/3 today, I would buy the pocket size camera with the biggest censor I would pay for, rather than getting a clumpsy one with interchangable lenses. But that is how I balance my priorities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScooterD35 View Post
    Strange as it may seem, the camera on my iPhone XR is better than any stand alone camera Iíve ever owned. Takes great pictures, 4K video, slow motion video, time lapse video... and it makes phone calls too!


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    Cell phone cameras can take excellent pictures, but it still takes a certain amount of skill.
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    I stopped carrying an SLR years ago. I found I got too wrapped up in the photography and missed a lot of the "experience" I was shooting. Plus, I realized that the only photos I cared about were the ones with family or friends in them. I mostly take snaps with my cell phone (iPhone 8).

    The landscapes and travel shots I take with the phone are not quite as nice as those I can get with my Nikon Coolpix, but they aren't far behind.
    For macro closeups, optical zoom and dramatic lighting photos, the Nikon is better, but the cell phones are catching up fast. And the convenience just can't be beat.

    One of these days I will plunk down some cash for a newer model with a better sensor and capabilities. But then again, I could use the money for a nice ukulele...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    There's a joke in photography. People offer a compliment by saying, "You must have an expensive camera."

    Cell phone cameras can take excellent pictures, but it still takes a certain amount of skill.
    So many people run around with SLRs now that I've stopped assuming they know what they're doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glennerd View Post
    So many people run around with SLRs now that I've stopped assuming they know what they're doing.
    I've always judged based on the tripod rather than the camera body.

    And yes, I have mounted an iphone on a gitzo carbon fibre tripod with a RRS ballhead. Who hasn't?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    There's a joke in photography. People offer a compliment by saying, "You must have an expensive camera."
    Ha-ha, people could probably say that about me! She has an expensive ukulele, she must be a good player! If only they knew.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prb035 View Post
    Ha-ha, people could probably say that about me! She has an expensive ukulele, she must be a good player! If only they knew.
    The double joke is that people often don't know what they're looking at and mistake size or bling for expense. One of my cheapest (but blingiest) ukes gets the most impressed comments - even at a uke circle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    There's a joke in photography. People offer a compliment by saying, "You must have an expensive camera."

    Cell phone cameras can take excellent pictures, but it still takes a certain amount of skill.

    Well... my phone is also more expensive than any camera I’ve ever owned. For the record, I have zero photography skills and have yet to completely understand all that my phone’s camera is capable of!



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    Quote Originally Posted by UkingViking View Post
    I remember buying a digital camera back in 06 or 07, when 5 MP was a good resolution...
    I remember a photo magazine with the headline on the cover: First 1MP Camera!
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