The Smartphone Photography Debate!

Photography, Smartphone Photography

Todays smartphones host a number of features to make our daily lives easier, and more convenient. From biometrics and personal assistants to video and audio chat, smartphones can do it all. While all these features are amazing and really helpful in our busy lives, the one thing that has been underrated and overlooked is the camera!

Today’s smartphone cameras are top-of-the-line and seem to get better and better every year. They are a huge step up from the 2-5 megapixel (MP) cameras that once were the standard. Now the standard is an 8MP front facing or selfie camera and 12MP rear facing camera. Of course 2018 flagship phones have set a new standard with 16 to 24 MP camera quality enabling you to create even better content right from your fingertips.

Smartphone photography is here and it’s here to stay! There will always be the debate between DLSR and smartphones. Now I will admit and agree that smartphones are not up to par with DSLR or Mirror-less full body cameras… yet! But they definitely do compete, and I firmly believe that convenience alone makes smartphone photography/videography the “go-to” over full body cameras.

Why is smartphone photography the winner? Accessibility! This day and age we have our phones on us ALL the time or at least arms length away. After all it’s our lifeline right?! We would never accidentally leave home without it. But with a DSLR camera we might forget a lens or those extra batteries. Then there’s the whole setting up the full body camera and adjusting the settings to take a picture. Blah, blah, blah. But with your phone you just take it out of your pocket, align your shot and capture! And to go one further, you can share that same photo with the world within seconds right from that same device. You don’t have to take a memory card out, put it into a laptop, download the files, etc, etc.

I’m not totally dismissing the need for full body cameras, but the accessibility of smartphone photography is unmatched.

Between the high quality mega pixels, 4k 30 FPS/60 FPS video, audio quality and instant sharing, today’s smartphones are an all-in-one content creator for those on the go and for those who don’t want to spend hundreds to thousands of dollars on all sorts of equipment to achieve similar effects.

So what do you think? Is Smartphone Photography here to stay or will it fizzle out?

Leave a comment below. I would really like to hear your thoughts.