These days you would expect that fewer and fewer of us are carrying cameras. With the growth in ownership of smartphones – many of which have increasingly powerful cameras – you might be forgiven for thinking that stand alone cameras are on the way out.
Indeed, up till last year, sales of digital cameras had declined. But in 2017, digital camera sales began to increase again, demonstrating that there is still a demand there despite the advances in smartphone ownership and technology.
To understand a little more about why this may be the case, let’s first take a look at how cameras actually work, and then look at some different types of camera.
The five key features for successful photography
There are five main features involved in the process of taking a photograph, and the quality of your photograph is influenced by various details within each feature, as follows:
With all the above in mind let’s now look at the advantages and disadvantages of different types of cameras and see which models are proving the most popular at the moment.
The five main types of camera
Also don’t forget the recent return of Polaroid cameras to the market! Our recent article The Return of the Photograph looks at this topic in more detail.
So if you are in the market for a camera, the choice is well and truly yours! It is probably fair to say that for most people a smartphone camera will probably suffice. But if you do want to take more professional quality photos, then consider one of the other options: and bear in mind that in terms of image quality nothing really beats a DSLR.
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