Cameras Will Die With An iPhone 6s In Our Pockets»


Craig Mod:

After two and a half years, the GF1 was replaced by the slightly improved Panasonic GX1, which I brought on the six-day Kumano Kodo hike in October. During the trip, I alternated between shooting with it and an iPhone 5. After importing the results into Lightroom, Adobe’s photo-development software, it was difficult to distinguish the GX1’s photos from the iPhone 5’s. (That’s not even the latest iPhone; Austin Mann’s superlative results make it clear that the iPhone 5S operates on an even higher level.) Of course, zooming in and poking around the photos revealed differences: the iPhone 5 doesn’t capture as much highlight detail as the GX1, or handle low light as well, or withstand intense editing, such as drastic changes in exposure. But it seems clear that in a couple of years, with an iPhone 6S in our pockets, it will be nearly impossible to justify taking a dedicated camera on trips like the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage.

I know a lot of people hate this reality. But it is going to be a reality.

Agreed 100%.

I went from Nikon D70 + Canon S100 → Panasonic GF1 → Panasonic GX1

The GX-1 is more fun than a phone. It does take better photos.

But the difference is marginal and most of the time it doesn’t matter.

We started shifting to a mobile photography focus 3 years ago, and it was one of the smartest decisions we made.

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    Nokia Lumia 1020 is out now and is well priced to beat out the iPhone on features and specs and I believe it has a 41...
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    Lovin and looking forward to this reality coming true in an iPhone 6s
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    I’m not really convinced, though. It’s true that most people don’t need the dedicated cameras - but I know quite a few...
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    My iPhone 5 is actually the best camera I’ve ever owned. So there’s that.
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    I wonder how engineers will circumvent the physical limitations. There’s a reason why the lens needs to be a certain...
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    As long as a phone could fit an full frame sensor, I would believe it….A good digital photo result based on how good is...
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