When do you think cell phone cameras will be of the same quality

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by mclld, Sep 13, 2013.

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    as a entry dslr of the past couple years like say a Canon t3i, Nikon D3100 etc?
     
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    Dr McKay

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    When hell freezes over, or manufacturers start putting giant lenses on their phones.
     
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    Never
     
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    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.
     
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    blackhand1001

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    Agreed, theres only so much you can do to improve the image of such a smaller sensor and lense.
     
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    maximus96

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    physics...
     
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    The biggest issue with phone cameras is lack of optical zoom.
     
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    maximus96

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    the tiny sensor is the biggest issue
     
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    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.
     
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    Savor

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    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.
     

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