Smartphone Camera vs Point-And-Shoot – The Best Electronic Device to Use
Let’s try and evaluate whether the smartphone has replaced the point and shoot camera, or whether a few of you are still trying to keep tradition alive.
Don’t get me wrong, just because you leave the house every day with your iPhone, Samsung or Android and not a camera doesn’t mean point-and-shoots are dead.
There are obvious better qualities of a point-and-shoot camera such as; better lens and controls, and lesser-known stuff like slow-motion video capture, high-speed burst shooting, or multi-shot image processing…But that doesn’t mean to say that there’s any real need to carry both with us at all times!
However, as phones continue to upgrade their cameras, it is almost as if we are carrying everything all at once, but just on one device.
For example, the Samsung S9 that is soon to be released has majorly upgraded their camera with the following features:
- Plus model will have a dual rear camera
- Standard model can shoot 480fps 1080p slow-mo videos
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Comparing smartphone cameras
For argument sake I’m going to be using my iPhone 8 as a generalised example of a smartphone.
While we haven’t seen a widespread drastic increase in megapixel count, manufacturers have continued to work on phone cameras by adding new imaging chips, new software features, and overall just trying to improve the quality of existing camera sensors.
But with all of the camera power built right in your phone, do you really use a secondary camera like a point and shoot?
Manufacturers have proven that creating a half-decent image sensor for a smartphone isn’t rocket science.
The former two were rated the most popular cameras on Flickr in their time. The iPhone 8 is only an improvement – or a refinement – on that and will likely follow in its predecessors’ paths. Similarly, Samsung has done a decent job of making phones with great image sensors, too, as represented by the Galaxy models.
And when you can shoot with a smartphone and get great pictures why do you need anything else?