From magazine covers to films, smartphones aren’t solely reserved for social media snaps, instead they’re infiltrating the professional photography sphere in a major way, too. Renowned fashion photographer Zander Opperman does a brief comparison.
Smartphones are definitely beginning to compete with digital cameras, perhaps not in the world of professional photography quite yet, but certainly when it comes to daily documenting. The size and ease of use is one of its biggest advantages. It’s also worth noting that with every new release, the camera quality increases. Currently, Huawei has a model with a 40-megapixel camera (on par with many DSLRs), designed by esteemed digital camera company Leica.
Digital cameras have a lot to offer in terms of versatility. For example, lighting tends to vary depending on time and location, which can alter the image quality a lot. DSLRs generally have the advantage in this regard, as they are more equipped to handle these variables. Built-in settings, as well as a range of detachable light and lens options, are among their money offerings. As prices go, a DSLR with all the trimmings can cost you a pretty penny, think over R100 000. Whereas a top-of-the-range smartphone usually goes for around R15 000. So it really depends on your budget and needs.
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