Nokia: Camera Phones To Replace DSLR Cameras In Near Future

Cameraphone technology has been evolving for awhile now, and it's not uncommon to see a phone with an 8MP or 12MP camera now. In fact, there are quite a few 8+MP options right now, and even more at 5MP. Not too long ago, just having a 0.3MP or 1.3MP camera onboard was a luxury, but now anything under 3MP seems "last year."

Nokia has been known to equip their phones with higher-resolution cameras in the past, and obviously more are on the way. Anssi Vanjoki, an executive within the company, recently said that rapidly evolving cameraphone technology will actually make SLR camera systems obsolete. The exact quote was this: "They will in the very near future revolutionize the market for system cameras. There will be no need to carry around those heavy lenses. It will not take long, less than a year, when phones can record HD quality video and you can transfer it directly to your HD television set."

We suspect that some of this was simply said for attention's sake. We hardly believe that professional users (those who shoot weddings and sporting events, for starters) will be switching out their high-end DSLR cameras for high-end smartphones in the near future. Zoom lenses have very real and important purposes, and you won't get that kind of flexibility from a phone. Either way, it's an interesting take on things, and we're hoping that Nokia spearheads the initiative to get better quality sensors into cameras.
Via:  Reuters
ZappCatt 4 years ago

That is totally ridiculous.

Yes, they have and will replace many Point and Shoots, but there is no way they will replace a DSLR. As mentioned in the article, DSLR's are purchased for a need which can not be met by a Point and Shoot.

Devhux 4 years ago

Definitely a stupid comment. DSLRs have much better image quality and features than any cell phone camera. Fast autofocus, interchangeable (high-quality) lenses, much bigger sensors are just some examples.

Heck, if point & shoots could never replace an SLR, I highly doubt a miniscule cameraphone lens will.

animatortom 4 years ago

Camera Phones To Replace professional Photographers! :)

It would be funny to see the Victoria's Secret photoshoot being done with a camera phone :P

Yeah Baby, ...Smile for the camera.....Hold on, I got a call!

Jorge 3 years ago

Tecnology is growing faster than ever and you doub it can something like that? You are totally ridiculous, stupid and funny. When this get'll be wondering ig you can also use it to scracth your asses !

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