http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2016/09/30/cameras-dslr-iphone-7-plus/91244112/Apple has touted the camera on its new iPhone 7 Plus as having the quality of a high-end, digital DSLR, the kind of camera favored by professional and amateur photographers for glossy portraits, weddings and editorial work.
Not so fast. There's still a big gap between DSLRs and phones. But with smartphones inching even closer to higher-quality photos as produced by cameras, what does the optics of the iPhone 7 Plus say about the future of cameras?
The camera market is already reeling from a six-year dive in demand for consumer point-and-shoots as smartphone cameras rapidly improved.
Not so fast. Anyone taking a high-end smartphone pic and a prosumer DSLR pic will be quick to readily show people the truth about differences in quality.
So, who's the deplorable swindler trying to con people how a phone camera outperforms a DSLR, without saying said DSLR was the very first model put out 15 years ago along with a slew of other factors...
The reality is, there's no money to be made in photography so people are not going to buy the equipment needed to get at the proper pictures or study up on the technology.
Another reality, as the chart didn't point out, is that fewer people buy new cameras every year and especially for the cost and ROI to begin with. Yes, we know the consumer is never allowed to have ROI, only the supply side does, which is why it gets bailed out time and again, at our expense, but I digress (and had to make this post political since it's in PRSI). The supply side also believes we grow our money off of trees while it keeps cutting the value of work, which also compounds the problem.
Yes, more smartphones have sold. What comes with it is good enough, assuming one uses it. Most people with them have no clue about what makes a good picture or understand the nuances, but that only makes it easier for marketing sleazebags to con the naive into thinking a camera with static lens and sensor the size of a pinky fingernail will capture with more clarity and color range than a DSLR whose sensor is 3.5x larger with larger pixels in the sensor that help reduce noise (electromigration that softens the captured image) and other issues...