We live in a time where every single phone that comes to market has a camera of some sort, and it would likely be big news if a phone manufacturer decided it wasn’t necessary. But in a time where everybody has a small, portable camera available at a moment’s notice, is it really necessary for people to go out and buy themselves a dedicated camera? Let us walk you through a few points to help you decide whether you need a camera, or if you’re good to go with a plain ol’ cameraphone.
Do you want to take the best possible pictures?
If taking the absolute best pictures humanly possible is your primary goal then a cameraphone just isn’t going to work for you. That’s not to say that cameraphones take bad pictures, far from it. The difference is that a camera on a phone is one of the many features stuffed into a relatively small device. A camera is totally devoted to taking photos and maybe recording video, which is where it really shines.
A dedicated camera will have a larger sensor, capacity for much better resolution, smaller pixels, and better performance in low light environments. Because of this you’re going to end up with photos that are much clearer, have less noise, better quality, and can be blown up or shrunk without serious loss of quality. Plus the more expensive cameras can shoot in high quality formats like RAW.