What it is: The Spanish edition of People Magazine used the iPhone camera for their photoshoot.
For years, professional photographers used expensive, bulky, dedicated cameras. Initially these professional cameras relied on film but then digital images became sharper to the point where most professional photographers capture digital images instead of relying on film. Now many professional photographers are going one step further and capturing images using just the iPhone’s camera.
The iPhone camera captures images that rival older dedicated cameras. While professional, dedicated cameras will always capture better images, the cost is through bulkier equipment and heavier cameras. The iPhone camera is far simpler to use and if the quality difference is only slight, why bother lugging around expensive, heavy, bulky dedicated cameras?
That simply shows how far the iPhone camera has come in a few short years. Where smartphone cameras used to capture inferior images, now the iPhone camera captures superior images at greater convenience for the photographer.
The future of dedicated professional cameras will never disappear, but with more professional photographers relying on the iPhone, the market for dedicated cameras continues to shrink. The best camera is always the one with you. If you don’t have a dedicated, bulky professional camera with you, it doesn’t matter how good the image quality might be if you don’t have it around to capture any images.
The iPhone is more than just a mobile phone. It’s also more than a computer in your pocket. The iPhone has defined itself as the most versatile personal computer ever created. What’s exciting is the thought that if any device is going to make the iPhone obsolete, it will have to be something just as versatile. Until that new device arrives, the iPhone remains the best computer for the masses to use without taking a training class or reading thick books just to learn how to do the simplest commands.