Nokia predicts the death of the DSLR - Yeah, right

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Eric Stevens, Apr 21, 2010.

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    Eric Stevens Guest

    Eric Stevens, Apr 21, 2010
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    John A. Guest

    And any technology that eventually improves phones' image quality to
    equal today's DSLRs will in turn improve the DSLRs of the day.
     
    John A., Apr 22, 2010
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  3. It depends how you judge quality. There are plenty of people who
    became disappointed with the imperfections of their P&S images and
    bought a DSLR. Only to find that using it casually without having read
    the manual or knowing much about photography gives them worse images
    than their P&S -- as they see it. Because most P&S cameras turn up
    contrast, saturation, etc., to produce crowd pleasing vivid colour and
    impact. The cameras aimed at the casual end of the market also use
    smarter auto algorithms, such as auto backlighting compensation and
    dynamic range optimisation. The camera guesses what you were trying to
    do and tries to do it well. Which works when the guess is correct, and
    is very annoying when it isn't. So DSLRs tend to use less of those
    special auto tricks as default, but will allow you to select some of
    them deliberately when you want them. And of course always have full
    manual control.

    So as technology improves there will soon come a time when the best
    camera phones will usually produce better photographs, including
    prints, than a DSLR in the hands of someone who would have difficulty
    understanding the camera manual if they'd bothered trying to read it.
     
    Chris Malcolm, Apr 22, 2010
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  4. Well put, Chris.
     
    John McWilliams, Apr 22, 2010
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    Spare us the dishonest propaganda.
     
    Ray Fischer, Apr 22, 2010
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    Go away, asshole troll.
     
    Ray Fischer, Apr 23, 2010
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    John A. Guest

    Perhaps the unspoken assumption is that the public will gradually
    accept lower and lower image quality, much as they have with phone
    sound quality. Notice how phone company commercials have gone from
    bragging about how you can hear a pin drop to "can you hear me now?"
     
    John A., Apr 23, 2010
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