I see all sorts of crazy stuff when I’m scanning the internet for content for CLL but this really caught my eye. It would seem that the folks over at The Pop Herald (www.pophearld.com) have posted an article who’s headline reads that the iPhone 5 may kill DSLR cameras. This is apparently based on statistics they are gathering from Yahoo’s photo site Flickr. It would seem that the statistics indicate that the iPhone is quickly becoming the most popular camera on Flickr and is only slightly behoind the #1 camera currently on Flickr, the Nikon D90. The rumor on the iPhone 5 is that it will sport an 8mp camera. The article claims that the new phone in combination with the photo apps from Apple’s App Store are the winning combination that will kill off DSLR’s.
Seriously? Do these guys even have a clue what they are talking about? How can anyone who is serious about photography even compare a simple point and shoot camera with a DSLR? After all, that’s what is in the iPhone, a simple P&S camera. Are camera phones fun? Yes. Convienient? Yes. Able to provide you with the creative options that are available on even the most basic DSLR? Ummmm No. Maybe when Apple addresses sync speed, interchangable lenses, and off camera flash I’ll start to worry. But for now, at least for me, a point and shoot camera with instant access to Facebook and Flickr isnt going to get me to ditch my DSLR anytime soon. How about you? Will you be dumping your DSLR for an iPhone 5?