For most of us, taking photos involves simply pulling our phones out of our pockets and snapping away at what ever interesting thing we’ve found. Cameras on phones have gotten so good they rival the quality of many cameras, so it may seem pointless to shell out hundreds of dollars for a real camera.
I use my iPhone 6 a lot for taking quick photos that I need for my blog, or for any time I inevitably want to capture a moment and I left my camera at home. Why then do I still view my camera as essential?
It’s best to show you. Here are some reasons why, in pictures.
Remember Mr. Squirrel from last week? This was taken with my iPhone
Same place, same squirrel, same lighting, Powershot SX530 HS
Sandy Pawz, running, taken with iPhone
Sandy Pawz, running, taken with Powershot SX530HS
Still shots in good light are pretty comparable. Here is a posed photo at the park with the iPhone
Same time, same place, same baby, the powershot
But at the park even with maximum zoom I only ever get far away pictures and awkward shots of the kid
While with my big camera I can get startling photos like this one and he doesn’t even know it.
I still use my iPhone extensively for grabbing candid shots I would miss if I didn’t have a camera at all, but as much as possible I love my Powershot for getting photos I’ll use again and again.