Sony says smartphones will be better cameras than DSLRs in two years!

Sony Xperia 1 IV alongside Sony's flagship A1 mirrorless interchangeable camera
Sony Xperia 1 IV with Sony's flagship A1 mirrorless interchangeable camera (Image credit: Sony)

Sony recently made some interesting and slightly out-there forward-looking statements concerning the future of the camera phone market, specifically that by 2024 – in just two years’ time – the image quality of a smartphone will exceed that of a single-lens reflex camera…

“We expect that still images will exceed the image quality of single-lens reflex cameras within the next few years,” said Terushi Shimizu, Sony Semiconductor Solutions CEO, via SonyAddict

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Rachael Sharpe

Rachael is a British journalist with 18 years experience in the publishing industry. Since working on, she’s been freelancing, and contributing to some of the world’s best-loved websites and magazines including and and has also had a book, iPad for Photographers, published. She's currently acting as editor of - a website specializing in the latest cellular technology.