I'm thinking early about gifts for this year. She's currently using an iPhone 5C to take her cute photographs. The iPhone 5C camera isn't very good. But the iPhone 6 and 7 were massive upgrades to the camera. And obviously the iPhone 8 will be yet another big leap. This is for a woman who loves to snap photos of nature, animals, macro photos, and so on. She currently takes everything with an iPhone 5C, but she is getting more and more serious and we've started doing photo editing on the computer to make the photos really pop. So I want to give her a camera upgrade to give her better camera source material. It's a waste to take a really good photo on an iPhone 5C and then be stuck with its low-quality image. I've read that modern iPhones (6s and up) can now shoot RAW, which disables the phone's image processing software and JPG compression and saves a RAW image from the sensor. That sounds perfect, together with the better camera in the iPhone 7 (and soon 8)! I'm also thinking that a phone that's always in her pocket might be a better gift than a bulky DSLR camera, and it would also give her a massive phone upgrade. The question is: - An iPhone 8 (in September) which should have a very good camera and can shoot RAW. - Or a dedicated DSLR camera. What would she miss out on with an iPhone instead of a large-sensor DSLR? Photo quality-wise. I'm asking here because surely other people here have made this choice and have some valuable knowledge to share? PS: I won't ask her since I'm planning the gift to be a surprise, and I am sure a phone would be loved regardless of its camera. But if an iPhone 8 can compete with a DSLR then all-the-better!