Hi Mi Fans!
Hope your new year is off to a good start! We found less activity over this holiday period over at Mi community; hence we decided to kick the things up and start a new thread series - Up For Debate! To introduce you to this series - we'll try creating threads, polls, and debates on interesting topics. The topics will vary from anything to everything related to current technology. You guys are free to suggest topics you would like discussing on.
Okay, so let's start today's debate - Can Smartphones Replace DSLR Cameras?
Smartphones are getting better day by day, be it in terms of performance, music, productivity and more importantly camera. Modern smartphones are getting incredibly good at taking pictures. Perhaps we are soon going to approach a point where our smartphones might completely replace the large cameras. Why would anyone want to buy a point-and-shoot camera with a tiny sensor, when smartphones already have pretty decent image quality that is good enough for most people?
Phones Xiaomi's Mi 6 and Mi A1 shipping with dual lenses to enhance the camera's performance, and some manufacturers pushing larger sensors to specifically appeal the photography market, it is no wonder why some photographers might think that a smartphone is all they need to get professional results. The increasing quality of cameras for which various companies are competing for is indeed decreasing the sales of DSLRs and other professional cameras.
Although, it is very much important to note that technology does not necessarily move slower with larger sensors and camera systems. Those who are looking for a lot more professional set up larger camera systems have a lot more to offer. Larger sensors generally tend to have more dynamic range, better colors and better subject isolation capabilities due to differences in depth of field. And the best part of it, larger camera systems are not out of reach in terms of affordability anymore.
Alright, so what's your take over this? Do you think the smartphones will be able to take over professional cameras like they did for various other gadgets? Is the future of DSLRs not very bright? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.