Everyone should remember that the wedding photos were taken by a "professional".
Not your Average Joe.
Imagine previously when phone camera only started with a VGA camera. As what you mentioned, Nokia N8 currently has the best sensor around. Even bigger than some compact system.
To a certain extend, i would say a camera phone has caught up with a compact camera.
How long more will it catch up with a DSLR? i would not say it is impossible to implement the current mirrorless system it into a mobile phone if compact size is not the top priority of people. When this day comes, i would say a mobile phone pic quality will be almost there already.
Look at sony nex series. With that size, how difficult can it be integrated with a mobile phone? I think it's a matter of whether they want it or not.
Look at samsung galaxy tab. My friend has been bringing it around like a normal mobile phone. What he prefers are the functions and no longer the portability.
even yes, i think it must be very heavy on your pocket.
Another very important thing to note is iphone does not allow external memory storage, memory can run out easily.
I have heard of wedding shooter that hands out 5 to 8 cameras to the "bros" and "sis" to capture moments what may be missed by the one or two photographers.
Camera phones can very soon displace PnS cameras, but they really need to be greatly improved to have great depth of field and optical zoom.
If the sensor is made bigger, the lens will also have to become larger. You put a FF sensor in there and an iPhone can shoot in full frame. Check out that 70-200 f2.8 on your iPhone. Oops, it just broke the lens mount.
nokia N8 takes a better photo than iphone!!!
I think Mr Jobs is far smarter to know that it doesn't. But some users do not, or choose to believe not so, or even best, not so in future.Originally Posted by kei1309
I have no idea what this catching up thing is all about. Although i do see increasing convenience n utility in mobile phone cameras, are we talking about an iPhone in 10 yrs time achieving what dslrs did 10 yrs ago are doing now? Or the iPhone camera outracing the IQ of the Dslrs side by side? If so shld dream bigger. Iphone cameras I think can take on the digital blads, aptuses, n the phases of the world.
not until it can attached a 2.8 tele lens lol.
I also want a pocket digital medium format camera in my shirt pocket
but technologies in both hardware and software available are not there yet to make this happen
...... and it might not be Apple leading by then .....
I don't believe we are discussing this topic on photography forum..
Yes of course iphone can replace DSLR and this is just start. iphone 5 will be able to wash our clothes also..
and may be drive us to office and list goes on...
The day will come that we will be eating iphone also.
Well..maybe in the future they will invent a dslr that can make phone calls and call it iphone XIV, then it can take over the job. So it depends on what you define "iphone of the future" as.
If is based on current specs, well I doubt it can do birding, even if it can be mounted on a 600mm lens I doubt I would love the handling given the small size and touch screen.
Well, you never know, nanotechnology is advanced these days, memory cards are increasing in space and decreasing in size. So they might squeeze a "big sensor" into a small chip.
Or invent a "bolt on" sensor onto the iphone with "bolt on" lens.
By then I might not be alive anymore...
ten years down the road iphone may not exist as it is in todays glory anymore.
So no point to talk as if the iphone will be a permanent product in the market.
Ten years ago, I cannot imagine Nokia will lose their market share as well. Look what happen ?
based on what the iphone it is today and what it will be in next 1-2 years time, hence it is pretty obvious the answer is no.
Apple philosophy lies in making technology part of everyday life. To promote and sell a lifestyle in which their products integrate seamlessly together.
Imac , Macbook pro, ipad, iphone, mobileme , apple tv , airport
Photography, video, multimedia, data and information are the blood stream of their products.
Until Mr Steve figure out a way to integrate the same philosophy into a camera, I dont think they will launch a full fledge serious camera product.
Alpha and Omega
I'm pretty sure the Apple fanboys will be convinced that the iPhone is the best camera in the world once Apple starts making names for existing tech, like iStabilisation, iFocus, iED, iZoom, iAspherical, iSensor, and more crap.
Not just iPhone, i do hope that camera phones can at least get quality close to those micro 4/3s. Maybe with smaller interchangeable lenses .
there wiill be many many many MANY rounds of evolutions by way of technological advances before that day will come ....
.....and there also needs to be the WILL to get to that end (who knows ? by then the world might decide to go 'texas' instead of 'mini' somewhere along the line with cameras incorporating more telephony functions?)
once the iPad gets full telephony abilities.... then what ?
An educated opinion will be that the koreans will be leading the way on this front over the next 20 years just MHO
moved to Kopitiam .... this is more TCSS than a technical discussion
Last edited by ed9119; 29th January 2011 at 04:02 PM.
No! It is impossible. It is too compact for an IPhone to incorporate the full features of a true DSLR. If it does one day, we will not leave to tell the story.