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Old 14-12-2019, 06:49 AM   #1
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The Smartphone vs The Camera Industry

The Smartphone vs The Camera Industry

Sadly, the outlook for the camera industry is looking pretty grim. The camera companies that will most likely survive their new enemy, the smartphone, are going to be those who already have a strong client base. They will continue making specialized tools for enthusiasts and professionals, but their profit margins and market shares are going to shrink, while smaller R&D funding budgets will also impact new camera and lens release cycles.

https://photographylife.com/smartpho...amera-industry
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Old 14-12-2019, 06:54 AM   #3
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A closer look into the latest financial reports from Canon, Nikon and Sony

It's no surprise the camera market is in a decline, earmarked by continuously-decreasing unit sales, revenue and operating income. It seems as though no company is safe from the impact of both smartphones and the general decline in demand for DSLRs, but while the numbers are indeed in a freefall, the reality is the actual macro-level outlook is far more nuanced than catchy headlines alone can tell.

To take a more overhead view of the camera industry, we're dug into the industry-wide numbers from CIPA and broken down the most recent results from Canon, Nikon and Sony to compare them year-over-year (Y/Y) to see how things are shaping up.

https://www.dpreview.com/news/373569...nikon-and-sony
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Old 14-12-2019, 07:03 AM   #4
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The article rightly points out that most of us consume photos and videos on tiny smart phones and small computer screens, hence the very high image quality of the dedicated cameras are no longer as relevant as before.

I bought an entry level DSLR camera 2 years ago, and unfortunately I don't have the time to use it that often since it is bulky and requires a lot effort to produce a quality photo. However, that should be the way to learn composing a photo, taking it using the correct setting and editing it etc. It is my first and last DSLR because smart phones now are so much cheaper to buy and easier to use for photography.
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Old 15-12-2019, 10:00 AM   #5
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As much as smartphone image is coming close to dslr/mirrorless, there are still many situation where actual camera are better, especially when it comes to speed, accuracy and flexibility.
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The article rightly points out that most of us consume photos and videos on tiny smart phones and small computer screens, hence the very high image quality of the dedicated cameras are no longer as relevant as before.

I bought an entry level DSLR camera 2 years ago, and unfortunately I don't have the time to use it that often since it is bulky and requires a lot effort to produce a quality photo. However, that should be the way to learn composing a photo, taking it using the correct setting and editing it etc. It is my first and last DSLR because smart phones now are so much cheaper to buy and easier to use for photography.
True, nowadays phone have its own AI software to enhance the photo quality

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As much as smartphone image is coming close to dslr/mirrorless, there are still many situation where actual camera are better, especially when it comes to speed, accuracy and flexibility.

This apply to professional/hobby photographers ba...
Most casual photographers miss the shot liao will be like Nvm la..
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Old 18-12-2019, 11:22 PM   #8
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you can build a camera in a phone but no one wants to put a phone in a DSLR camera.

both have "apps" though the phone is "smarter" with its OS and there are millions of app developers for smart phones. Camera OS are still like MSdos mode
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Old 19-12-2019, 06:57 PM   #9
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I would say a smartphone could probably replace a compact camera but less likely to be able to replace a interchangeable lens DSLR.

For my use, I compare with the Canon S90 that was announced in 2009.
In 35mm equivalent, it is 28-105mm (3.8x optical) F/2.0-F/4.9.

I would say that only this one or two (maybe three) years that there are some models having wide angle better than 26/28mm and optical 2x or better.
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The article rightly points out that most of us consume photos and videos on tiny smart phones and small computer screens, hence the very high image quality of the dedicated cameras are no longer as relevant as before.

I bought an entry level DSLR camera 2 years ago, and unfortunately I don't have the time to use it that often since it is bulky and requires a lot effort to produce a quality photo. However, that should be the way to learn composing a photo, taking it using the correct setting and editing it etc. It is my first and last DSLR because smart phones now are so much cheaper to buy and easier to use for photography.
The issue I have with entry level DSLR is with the kit lens.
If you have a lens on the DSLR that is of similar specs of the smartphone, the effort is the same in A mode - point and shoot.
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Old 19-12-2019, 07:47 PM   #11
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This apply to professional/hobby photographers ba...
Most casual photographers miss the shot liao will be like Nvm la..
That is so true...

.. and that is the difference between serious hobbyists/photographers and snapshooters...

.. but serious photographers do find the phonecam handy for some snapshots, though...
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Old 19-12-2019, 09:04 PM   #12
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Samsung’s ISOCELL Bright HMX Brings the High Performance of Professional Cameras to the Smartphone

https://news.samsung.com/global/vide...the-smartphone
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DSLR lens win by having flexiable zoom range at any focus length, whereas phone zoom range are fixed and usually results is not that good.
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Old 21-12-2019, 11:29 AM   #14
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Want a telescope with that phone? The Huawei P40 Pro might be the answer

https://www.androidauthority.com/hua...-zoom-1068268/
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The Reno 10x Zoom is a bulky phone and can be awkward to carry around. The glass rear is a little slippery too, but this looks and feels like a very high-end phone.
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