Yes smart phones are replacing point and shoot cameras. Unless in circumstances like me a month ago. I went over seas to Thailand and decided to bring a camera better then my smart phone, but found a big canon DSLR to much weight and accessories to bring. I bought a great point and shoot camera that still had manual mode (canon powershot s110). It had everything I needed for my 3 week trip, including not taking up alot of space.
It took much better pictures then our smart phones that we had brought and used as well.
For tourist trips, nothing beats a real camera. For every day life in your own city/province/state, smart phone will capture the moment well enough.
I think dedicated camera will always be around especially for the photo enthusiast. The same can be said for the desktop PC. Personally myself I love having a decent camera on my smartphone just for the convenience, but for those planned situations I prefer a high end point and shoot or a good dslr. i.e. Planned vacation I want the best camera that will capture those moments with the best results.
In essence a smartphone is a mobile PC.
As we enter a new age of global communication the internet will take over most functions of a classic phone.
As it is unclear at the present time how global communication will function technically, we still use GSM coverage for the simple reason it is more reliable than a mobile internet connection. At the moment we are combining specific function devices into one for convenience and thus run a risk of loosing all of our devices at the same time (CPU/power/interface fail).
This brings redundancy as the main reason for keeping GSM communications, photography, computing and online media access on separate devices.
The difference from one person to the next is what risk factors we have in our activities.
My personal experience is that a very simple, cheap, fully charged phone, a dedicated camera and a laptop is better if i leave my home for more than 24 hours. In this case i would have a suitable bag with me.
On my daily work-home-work-home commute i prefer to have a smartphone which combines all of the functions.
Bottom line is, any specific device will always excel at its specific function, and we will combine the functions in one device if meets our requirements. The question is of a personal and statistical value. The factors for the choices r numerous and i wont get into them, but i am sure its not hard to figure them out for yourself.
This reminds me of another poll you had--about the PC being dead. Both asked if we thought today's mainstream technology is being replaced by small, mobile counterparts with less than half the features or extremely watered-down ones.
In either case, I disagree. Sure there will be people who could throw out their PC, use a tablet and not miss it. Or someone who could be happy with just taking pictures with their smartphone. But in either case, until they can put the complete power of that potentially $1000+ device into that tiny device, there will always be a demand for it.
I don't have a smartphone and I don't have a camera. I took my last pictures like 20 years ago :S
will i have my htc one x some time i hate the photo when it goes blurry but never mind i will still use it
im not really a camera man :P
Yea, they're still not perfect, especially in low light, but they're getting better.
Nokia is the only one who really puts effort into camera phones. Although HTC are slowly catching up with the One
I have a Nokia 808 (the best camera phone you can get), I use it all the time for photos.
I did a comparison with it, a high end point and shoot and a Canon EOS 400D (DLSR). It was better than the point and shoot and almost as good as the DSLR.
Well, the Sony Smartphones come with excellent cameras and the new S4 has a 13MP camera in it.
If you don't like photography, then yes. If you do you'll always prefer a deticaded camera because you know what you're talking about :p
^^^^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^^^^
Plus, I won't make a statement like "all" but most of the pictures I've seen taken with camera phones tend look like a picture that came from a camera phone, especially if compared to a decent camera. Besides, with cameras you have a myriad of choices of lenses, flashes and all kinds of other accessories that a phone can't possibly replace.
This is like asking if your car could be replaced by a Segway.
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