5 Reasons You Still Need A Digital Camera

There’s absolutely no doubt that smartphone cameras have improved in leaps and bounds in recent years. The quality of images that can be taken with smartphones is truly astounding, to the point where many people have wondered if they even need a physical digital camera anymore.

Have you thought the same thing, that your smartphone camera is so good and so convenient that you have no need for a digital camera anymore? If so, then you might want to read on, as we delve into the reasons why smartphone cameras are still incapable of matching their standalone counterparts…

#1 – Smartphone cameras still lag behind on quality

If you read through the specs for Google’s Pixel 2 camera, sure, it sounds great. 12.2MP is a lot to pack into a phone, and it’s easy to assume that that would more than suffice for your photography needs.

However, read through the specs for the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III and you’ll soon see that 12.2MP isn’t remotely impressive. Smartphone cameras may have improved on quality in relation to other smartphone cameras, but they’re still a very long way from being able to compete with digital cameras.

#2 – You can’t always create the perfect conditions

Smartphone cameras can produce amazing images, but the conditions have to be just right to capture the moment correctly– and even then, will require a lot of work in post-production.

Digital cameras, on the other hand, are built to withstand a variety of different conditions, which means you’re not limited in where you can and can’t take pictures. If you take a lot of photos at night, then your smartphone camera is woefully insufficient, but a digital camera will produce fantastic images at a canter.

#3 – Smartphone cameras miss details

Smartphone cameras can capture overall images, but they are terrible for being able to focus on details and pick up the intricate information of a moment. Detail is where the lack of megapixels begins to be a real drawback, whereas digital cameras can capture everything in one.

#4 – The smartphone battery problem

One of the biggest issues all smartphones present is the battery problem; the problem being that smartphone batteries are generally terrible. If you connect to a powerbank, your maneuvrability is then going to be compromised when it comes to capturing the perfect image.

There are no such issues with a digital camera. Cameras can be charged and spare batteries inserted in a matter of seconds. You can also feel comfortable running down the batteries if needs be, as you’re not relying on the camera to have enough power to call you a cab or check your work emails.

#5 – The storage options

While smartphones do have some storage options, these can quickly be exhausted, and accessing the cloud is nigh-on impossible if you’re in remote areas. Digital cameras, on the other hand, offer a plethora of storage options, and you could take 10,000 photos while still being able to carry the memory files needed in your back pocket.

So while smartphone cameras are undoubtedly useful, they have yet to reach a stage — and probably never will — that means digital cameras have become unnecessary.

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