Phone vs dedicated camera

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Not trying to cause a debate, just checking out who in the same situation as me?

My $2K dedicated never got a chance to proof its usefulness. I use it for family events and during holiday. However my wife never allow me to shoot photo of her outside of Meitu apps (meaning only mobile). Excellent apps to be honest. Nice output just that it completely change her to a different person. No post processing can match it, not even close.

I end up taking landscape but kena scold spend so much time taking “google” photo, meaning no different from photo of the scene you Google.

I start from annoying to slowly accepting especially those camera beautifying apps. No amount of photography skill can match the apps. Most girls that I know of just prefer the output of those apps
 

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Not trying to cause a debate, just checking out who in the same situation as me?

My $2K dedicated never got a chance to proof its usefulness. I use it for family events and during holiday. However my wife never allow me to shoot photo of her outside of Meitu apps (meaning only mobile). Excellent apps to be honest. Nice output just that it completely change her to a different person. No post processing can match it, not even close.

I end up taking landscape but kena scold spend so much time taking “google” photo, meaning no different from photo of the scene you Google.

I start from annoying to slowly accepting especially those camera beautifying apps. No amount of photography skill can match the apps. Most girls that I know of just prefer the output of those apps
it's a change of preference and mindset thing.

At the end of the day is what is the outcome one wants? different people wants different outcome.

Do what works to get to the intended outcome.

no one-size-fits-all approach
 

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Switching one to the other is a very personal assessment.

I still make it a point to bring out my aged mirrorless (almost) daily. But 99% of my pics are now straight off jpg rather than sitting in front of PC working on raws.. just have to be extra mindful of highlight clipping ..

There is still a palpable difference in output but computational photography is closing in esp in good lightings for small image sizes.
 

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Switching one to the other is a very personal assessment.

I still make it a point to bring out my aged mirrorless (almost) daily. But 99% of my pics are now straight off jpg rather than sitting in front of PC working on raws.. just have to be extra mindful of highlight clipping ..

There is still a palpable difference in output but computational photography is closing in esp in good lightings for small image sizes.

What mirrorless are you using?
I’m planning to switch to Sony FX30 within next 2 weeks. I’ll go video moving forward.

I sort of accept general (non commercial) photography, mobile phone and all its beauty apps is the to go now.
 

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What mirrorless are you using?
I’m planning to switch to Sony FX30 within next 2 weeks. I’ll go video moving forward.

I sort of accept general (non commercial) photography, mobile phone and all its beauty apps is the to go now.

Wow. FX30 looks amazing

I am using an old Sony A7R
 

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Wow. FX30 looks amazing

I am using an old Sony A7R

One of the original alpha series. Old FF but still can be trusted.

FX30 is the right fit for me @2.7K. As I own a number of APSC lens, I can reuse. There’s no other 422 10bit internal camera of similar price in market. Nikon Z6II cannot take log 10bit internal. A74 at least 3.5K, Canon R6ii @3.9k body only. Other option like Pocket cinema 4/6k, sigma fp require more skill set and manual focus which I don’t know.
 

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One of the original alpha series. Old FF but still can be trusted.

FX30 is the right fit for me @2.7K. As I own a number of APSC lens, I can reuse. There’s no other 422 10bit internal camera of similar price in market. Nikon Z6II cannot take log 10bit internal. A74 at least 3.5K, Canon R6ii @3.9k body only. Other option like Pocket cinema 4/6k, sigma fp require more skill set and manual focus which I don’t know.

Wow u r really focused on videography (y)

It is definitely something I would like to learn in the future
 

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Not trying to cause a debate, just checking out who in the same situation as me?

My $2K dedicated never got a chance to proof its usefulness. I use it for family events and during holiday. However my wife never allow me to shoot photo of her outside of Meitu apps (meaning only mobile). Excellent apps to be honest. Nice output just that it completely change her to a different person. No post processing can match it, not even close.

I end up taking landscape but kena scold spend so much time taking “google” photo, meaning no different from photo of the scene you Google.

I start from annoying to slowly accepting especially those camera beautifying apps. No amount of photography skill can match the apps. Most girls that I know of just prefer the output of those apps
IMHO.
You can always take photo that Google does not have. :)
 

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I am similar to thread starter. Buy Mirrorless camera years ago. Hardly use after tat Europe trip.
Recently buy Fimi Palm coz thought smaller and good for VLOG. Also hardly use coz finally need to link to phone to see more details.
latest toy I buy is DJI Gimbal. Hopefully will use it more often.
 

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I am similar to thread starter. Buy Mirrorless camera years ago. Hardly use after tat Europe trip.
Recently buy Fimi Palm coz thought smaller and good for VLOG. Also hardly use coz finally need to link to phone to see more details.
latest toy I buy is DJI Gimbal. Hopefully will use it more often.
IMHO.
My DJI Gimbal has been sitting on the floor since July ....
 
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