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DSLR's redundant after iPhone 7?

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:44 am
by Roy
This isn't 100% what is being said in this article, but interesting nonetheless.

Personally I find it unlikely that you'd get as good results from an iPhone (at least not yet), although for many casual photographers it is more than good enough. They were unlikely to buy a DSSLR anyway though in reality....

https://petapixel.com/2017/07/31/ex-goo ... d-android/

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:13 am
by Q
Roy wrote:This isn't 100% what is being said in this article, but interesting nonetheless.

Personally I find it unlikely that you'd get as good results from an iPhone (at least not yet), although for many casual photographers it is more than good enough. They were unlikely to buy a DSSLR anyway though in reality....

https://petapixel.com/2017/07/31/ex-goo ... d-android/
Anyone that thinks an iPhone 7 can replace a DSLR isn't a serious Photographer and isn't likely to know what a DSLR is,never mind actually own one.

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:49 am
by Roy
Q wrote:Anyone that thinks an iPhone 7 can replace a DSLR isn't a serious Photographer and isn't likely to know what a DSLR is,never mind actually own one.
My thoughts exactly, bearing in mind this bloke was SVP with responsibility for photography services in Google :)

He can only mean to the casual photographer...

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:32 am
by ian turner
That would be someone using a dslr with the stock lens and using the lcd panel for taking photos. Not going to be replacing a DSLR with a 500mm lens for a long time

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:41 pm
by Woz
Physics says that the sensor on an iPhone can't do what a DSLR can.
Computationally it can be emulated though...interesting to wonder if people will care that what they are seeing isn't reality? How far does it go...do we get photoshop-like blemish removal in real time...automatic amazing sunsets with no telegraph wires in shot...how long until the reality we see from our cameras isn't?

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:04 pm
by dataloss
Your never get the detail, low light capability or shallow DOF from iPhone or any other mobile phone.

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:48 pm
by shteve
So that's where j-to-tha-lo went to.

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:08 am
by Taq
My phone does me well enough for most things that aren't actually moving, but can't beat a DSLR for flexibility.
That said, a phone doesn't weigh several kilos :)

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:32 am
by basegreen
My DSLR use has dropped 75% with the Iphone 7 plus (plus important due to dual lens and portrait mode)

Brilliant in most conditions and always on me.

SLR mostly used for epic zoom and very low light now.