Chris Pirillo: Are Digital Cameras Becoming Obsolete?

A user named Senzers69 asked, “Are digital camera’s becoming obsolete now that phones have such good cameras?”

According to Flickr, the most popular camera used in photos uploaded to their site is Apple’s iPhone 4. After a steady climb, the iPhone 4 beat out the Nikon D40 and Canon EOS 5D Mark II. This means a larger percentage of their users are using the mobile phone to take photos than traditional digital cameras.

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3 thoughts on “Chris Pirillo: Are Digital Cameras Becoming Obsolete?”

  1. @ThomasM195, many cell phone cameras now have 3mp, 5mp, even 8mp cameras on them and can take HD video. low light continues to be trouble for them but outside pix look great.

  2. I don’t know what you are considering ‘good enough’, but I’ve never had (or received) cell phone images that were good for much of anything other than deleting them.
    People use cell phone cameras for something that is needed for reference and kept for a short time.
    If you want an image that you plan to keep, you need a real camera.

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