5 Reasons Why You Need A Digital Camera, Not A Smartphone


When every single phone built nowadays has a built-in camera, is there a reason for buying a dedicated digital camera?

Simply put, yes, but don’t take that brief answer as truth just yet. Read on below and see exactly why a digital camera will always outperform a smartphone when it comes to taking pictures.

Shoot Clearer Pictures In Any Environment

If you’ve ever tried to take your smartphone out for some nighttime photography, you more than likely became very frustrated. Without adequate levels of light, smartphone cameras simply can’t take a clear picture. The same goes for when you’re trying to shoot a fast-moving subject.

The problem lies in the size of the sensor of smartphone cameras. Since a smartphone needs to be compact enough to fit into someone’s pocket, the camera’s sensor can’t be too large.

Digital cameras, while still being portable, don’t have that problem. With much larger camera sensors, a digital camera will almost always beat out a smartphone when it comes to image clarity, especially in varying environments and lighting conditions.

Zoom In Farther

Most smartphones have a fairly decent zoom rage, but it pales in comparison to anything a digital camera can accomplish with the right lens. Even the smallest of digital cameras come built-in with a 30x zoom, which gives you quite a bit of range. That number can go even higher with the right lens.

And being able to attach a variety of lenses also adds to the versatility of a dedicated camera. Certain lenses are best for certain subjects or environments, making your camera even better suited for a wide array of environments and picture-taking occasions.

The Battery Won’t Die

We do a lot more without smartphones than just take pictures. Talking, texting, tweeting, all of that takes up a lot of battery. Don’t even get me started on Pokemon Go and the immense amount of battery it drains. Needless to say, if you’re constantly using your smartphone, the battery can deplete pretty quickly, which can be troublesome when your phone is dead and you want to take a picture.

Since cameras are only about taking pictures, you won’t ever have a battery-life related problem unless you forgot to charge your camera’s battery.

Take More Control Of Your Shots

Smartphone cameras are basically point-and-shoot, with most smartphone models offering very little when it comes to adjusting the camera settings. For photographers, this can be incredibly frustrating. Cameras, on the other hand, can allow you to use pre-set shooting modes or manually adjust everything to your liking. You are in control of the shots, not whoever manufactured your device.

You Probably Won’t Spend As Much Money

High-end cameras can be just as pricey as a top-tier smartphone, but basic digital cameras are far cheaper than both.

Take Nikon’s COOLPIX S33, as a prime example. Set at the very reasonable price of $140, this digital camera costs a fraction of a new iPhone but takes photos just as well, if not better. Cameras can be expensive, but not all, so keep that in mind when you’re deciding whether or not you should buy one or just use your smartphone.

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