Smartphones have caught up with Digital Cameras over the course of time. This has been because most high-end smartphones possess the kind of superior specs that were found only on digital cameras not long ago. The thin, lightweight and mobile (easy to carry along) framework of smartphones, coupled with its recent upsurge in camera quality is gradually killing the digital camera market, to the point that professional photographers are now opting for compact smartphones over their heavy DSLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex) Cameras.
Size Matters! – One aspect of smartphone dominance in the photography industry is the size of the phones comparable to digital cameras. The sizes make smartphones less noticeable, thus easier to take discreet pictures even at very crowded events.
Convenience – Smartphones provide the sort of convenience that digital cameras lack. Smartphones are always with you, with an easy playback (screen). There are also numerous professional editing apps available, as well as the option to share photos easily (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Social Media).
Limited Battery Life – Smartphones have a relatively lesser battery life than conventional digital cameras because of a plethora of applications sharing the battery resource. This make smartphones less viable to capture events of longer duration.
Picture Quality – The quality of images is a subject that divides opinions. Whereas most smartphones carries a maximum of about 20MP camera, digital cameras carry a maximum of about 120MP. In instances of much more formal gatherings where pictures are at the core of the event, smartphones falter.
Light Matters! – Even though smartphone camera specs are being updated, one area they are less powerful is in low light situations. Either indoors or at night time, weak light source translates into weak quality picture from smartphones.