Smartphone cameras futuee

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Samtb, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. Samtb macrumors 65816

    Jan 6, 2013
    Do you think smart phone cameras will ever match the quality of DSLRs?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    No, its based on physics, pure and simple. With DSLR, you have a have large sensors to capture the light. You have high quality lenses that allow the aperture to be open quite a bit and you have buttons to control the ISO, WB, Aperture and other settings.

    While camera phones have improved, the sensors are too small, the aperture is tiny and there's no ability to control the capture settings.
  3. FieldingMellish Suspended

    Jun 20, 2010
    Great assessment. I'll add that the phone camera will not match that of mirrorless fixed lens or interchangeable lens cameras either.
  4. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 6, 2013
    Is there a chance of these things getting smaller in future?
  5. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    They can match the quality of first-generation DSLRs, but will always lag behind the latest generation DSLRs.

    Just like how the current iPhones are faster than some of the early supercomputers, but still lag behind the latest supercomputers.
  6. Jeff R macrumors 6502

    Jeff R

    Jan 28, 2014
    Here's a video how a DSLR camera mechanically works in super slow motion.

    I know some of you have seen this video but for those who haven't,
    it's quite interesting. You'll learn a lot!

    Inside a Camera at 10,000fps

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