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      01-10-2017, 10:38 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Pixel8ed View Post
If manufacturers made a consumer camera that was better than a phone camera.... that would definitely help them a bit. Unfortunately that can't seem to get that. I am always looking for one to use on vacations when it is not a good idea to bring the good stuff. I have bought several to try and every one of them got sent back because they simply sucked.

Keep in mind the operative word here is consumer. Not professionals secord (third, or fourth) camera. Or semi pro... or photo enthusiast..... this eliminates all the upper half of point and shoot cameras as not many consumers are going to drop $800 on a point and shoot.

The only advantage to consumer cameras over phone cameras is optical zoom. literally everything else is a win for the phone camera.
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For 90+% of the users, this is all true. You have to get into APS-C sized sensors before the non-phone cameras show advantage. For those where internet-size files are good enough, most of the extra features are wasted. If you're never going to print above 8x10", it hardly matters. You can even add an optical zoom to many phones.
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