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mclld
Sep 13, 2013, 10:29 AM
as a entry dslr of the past couple years like say a Canon t3i, Nikon D3100 etc?



Dr McKay
Sep 13, 2013, 11:00 AM
When hell freezes over, or manufacturers start putting giant lenses on their phones.

lazard
Sep 13, 2013, 11:43 AM
as a entry dslr of the past couple years like say a Canon t3i, Nikon D3100 etc?

Never

FlatlinerG
Sep 13, 2013, 11:48 AM
I don't think they'll ever be fully on par but will continue to make strides. As phones get better cameras, cameras also get better. Similar to the console vs. computer gaming debate.

blackhand1001
Sep 13, 2013, 11:53 AM
Never

Agreed, theres only so much you can do to improve the image of such a smaller sensor and lense.

maximus96
Sep 13, 2013, 11:54 AM
physics...

Tones2
Sep 13, 2013, 11:55 AM
The biggest issue with phone cameras is lack of optical zoom.

maximus96
Sep 13, 2013, 11:57 AM
The biggest issue with phone cameras is lack of optical zoom.

the tiny sensor is the biggest issue

adder7712
Sep 13, 2013, 07:41 PM
Smart phones are getting close in terms of quality to compact cameras.

However, they still have one major pitfall, that is digital zoom instead of optical zoom.

Savor
Sep 13, 2013, 10:44 PM
Never, really.

I gave up chasing ultimate convergence years ago. More hyperbole.

A dedicated device will always be better at what it is dedicated to do. Similar to how a tablet cant really replace a laptop for me or mobile games cant really replace even handheld gaming devices.

Phones can be the jack of all trades but masters of none.

I was considering getting a Samsung Galaxy Camera or S4 Zoom just for the 23x and 10x optical zooms and Xenon flash. They wont replace phones, per se, but at least it opens up a slew of options for dedicated. cameras.

I figure, put Android onto OTHER gadgets that isnt only a smartphone and tablet. I hope Canon, Nikon, and Panasonic considering putting Android onto their future cameras.