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    DPP Member Winston Baltasar's Avatar
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    Impending death of the Point & Shoot camera



    Interesting article on the rise of the Smartphone camera
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/In-Sma...49571.html?x=0

    I rarely carry my wife's G11 now. It's either my DSLR or my iPhone. Having said that, I think my iPHone lens needs cleaning. I suppose cotton swab and some solution will do?
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    Re: Impending death of the Point & Shoot camera

    And on a similar note, this article:

    In The Era Of The Connected Camera, The Point & Shoot Commits Seppuku

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    DPP Member Winston Baltasar's Avatar
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    Re: Impending death of the Point & Shoot camera

    Read your link, Erick. Thanks. Yes, a salient point is that the smartphone is connected to the net. Now why don't they develop that connectivity for the P&S cameras?

    When I shot this year's UAAP basketball games, I would normally shoot with my iPhone before I bring my DSLRs into play. My friends at Facebook very much appreciated this.

    In the link below, I do the same for a Hyundai event last night. Note that I even get to postprocess before posting.
    http://www.digitalphotographer.com.p...5&pp=50&page=2
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    Re: Impending death of the Point & Shoot camera

    I'd think that putting in connectivity into cameras (P&S, DSLRs, etc) will mean that their manufacturers would have to go through the certification process of telecoms regulation entities the world over. E.g. a Camphone from Canon or Nikon would probably have to be FCC-certified etc, and if they want to sell it here, have it approved by the NTC. Phone manufacturers already have a leg up in this aspect, and it's much easier for them to add the camera functionality.

    It's not impossible though, considering that Apple came from nowhere and put out a phone device.

    That said, I've been using my phone as my walkaround camera. But as a photography enthusiast, my P&S is also always with me in the pouch I carry everywhere.

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    Re: Impending death of the Point & Shoot camera

    Guys,

    years ago, Kodak put wifi in one of their P&S cameras that linked to photbucket, flicker, etc..a concept and product ahead of its time.

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    Re: Impending death of the Point & Shoot camera

    a camera is a camera, a phone is a phone.. sensor size differs too much, lens quality differs too..
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    Re: Impending death of the Point & Shoot camera

    I agree with Sir Ralph.
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    Re: Impending death of the Point & Shoot camera

    The point and shoot will always be around...the cameras will just be in the high end mobile phones...there's a study that was made that multitasking doesn't really produce better work because attention is divided...although there are fax machines with printers and scanners, its always better to have them separate incase one function bogs down.

    I think some individuals are just lazier than others. Maybe they'll put a camera on a swiss knife soon!!!! There's one with a USB thumb drive already.


    Point and shoot....wait and see.

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    Re: Impending death of the Point & Shoot camera

    It's the low end p&s digicams that are fully automatic, limited manual controls that will be most affected since their functionality is already duplicated by the high end smart phones.

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    Re: Impending death of the Point & Shoot camera



    Hmmm next time I'll put a smart phone to the test, cave photography on a large flooded borehole. Can somebody loan me one hehe.
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