Are digital cameras worth buying or are smartphones good enough? Are mobile phones good enough for photography?
The answer is, It depends!
When we say digital cameras we mean the modern dslr or mirrorless cameras. If you have the budget, then a dslr or mirrorless body would be a better choice than a built in camera in your smartphone. But if you can’t afford one, then a smartphone would be enough for most non professional use.
Digital cameras are the most popular choice for photographers. They have the best quality, flexibility and performance compared to other types of cameras. But this does not mean that smartphones cannot be used for photography.
Smartphones can be used for taking some pictures but their quality is nowhere close to that of digital cameras. Smartphones use small sensors which produce photos with less details, less sharpness and less dynamic range than larger sensors used in DSLRs and mirrorless cameras.
But smartphones are good enough if you’re looking for a device that you can carry around in your pocket or bag all the time so that you can take photos quickly whenever you want to without having to carry heavy equipment. This is why they are so popular among amateur photographers who don’t want to spend too much money on their hobby but still want high-quality images that can be shared easily on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram.
The reason why we prefer dslrs or mirrorless cameras is because they give more control over photos. Pictures of landscapes, architecture and nature; subjects which require careful composition and lighting control. For this purpose, we need manual controls and RAW image format support as well as features like ISO sensitivity adjustment and focus peaking (a feature which helps me focus accurately on objects in front of the lens).
Smartphones don’t have these features yet (or not all of them) but they will probably eventually get them when the market demands it.
So if you’re asking yourself whether your phone can be used as a camera, the answer is yes — but it’s important that you understand how to use it properly so that you don’t disappoint yourself or others with poor-quality photos and videos.
Smartphones have come a long way, but they still don’t quite match up to a digital camera when it comes to image quality.
The reason for this is that smartphones use image sensors that are much smaller than those in digital cameras. This means that they can’t capture as much light and therefore produce lower-quality images.
That being said, the gap between the two types of devices has been closing over the years. In fact, some smartphone cameras can even compete with low-end DSLRs (digital single-lens reflex) in terms of quality (but not necessarily speed).
The best way to judge whether or not you need a smartphone with an excellent camera is by using it yourself. If you’re happy with what it’s capable of doing, then there’s no need to invest in another device just yet. But if you want something better or more versatile, then it may be worth investing in a good point-and-shoot digital camera or mirrorless interchangeable lens system camera instead.