November 12, 2013

Smartphones Put A Damper On High-End Camera Sales

According to the IDC, the improving quality of smartphone cameras could lead to a significant negative impact on high-end digital camera sales. Both Canon and Nikon lowered sales forecast numbers for the end of the fiscal year. Experts expect a 9% drop in interchangeable-lens cameras that many pro photographers use. But smartphones like Nokia’s Lumia 1020 with a 41-megapixel PureView camera that features controls similar to many dSLRs and the new iPhone 5S with a wider aperture and more sensitive sensor just make it so easy for everyone to look like a pro for less. However, one Canon rep had this to say about the smartphone/dSLR comparison—“taking photos with smartphones and editing them with apps is like cooking with cheap ingredients and a lot of artificial flavoring.”

[ Read the Article: Improving Smartphone Cameras Cast Doubts On Future Of High-End Cameras ]

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