Are cameras on the way out?
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21-10-12, 11:51 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: East Devon
Now to back my last answer up, I have a decent phone camera and it has no where near the level of control I have in my DSLR. I have a bridge camera and it has a lot of control but not as intuitive as my DSLR.
I think what will happen is the masses will lean towards a particular device but the demand will still be there for cameras, maybe not DSLR with mirrors or traditional viewfinders but with manual control.
I use social networking sites which are full of snaps/record shots not photographs a lot of them are pretty pointles as well here are 1000 shots I took on my trip to the zoo or here is me ordering a kebab after a heavy session in the muckspreaders arms etc etc. It also seems with a lot of these photos that they will post any old rubbish i.e. blurred images, out of focus images etc.
I think it comes down to why someone takes photos or wants to own a camera, a real photographer in my mind will want full control of what they are taking so will want a device that will allow them to do that.
So in the end small convenient devices will come out that allow people to take better exposed images (they exist now) or show more detail but that is only the first 10% of the battle it isn't going to help with composition etc.
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