They say the only camera you need is the one you have with you – and often that’s your smartphone. How many times have you spent ages setting up and taking a shot with your expensive digital camera, tripod and filters, then quickly grabbed a snap with your smartphone to post on social media and thought, “I don’t know why I bother with all this kit, the phone does a better job!”
It’s true. The cameras in the latest smartphones, like the Apple iPhone 11, Samsung Galaxy S11, Huawei P30 Pro and Google Pixel 3 are amazing. Okay, their sensors may be small compared to those on a ‘proper’ digital camera, but image quality is stunning, their ability to control contrast and exposure is astounding, and you could easily make prints up to 16 x 20in and not realise the photographs had been taken with a phone. When did you last make a print bigger than that?
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October 10, 2019