Grim future for the camera makers?

Started Apr 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
Ulric Veteran Member • Posts: 4,456
Re: Grim future for the camera makers?

timo wrote:

You may be right about the impact on P&S users, but in fact I think a lot of people are now taking photos who would not have been taking them before at all, not even with a P&S. Don't forget, a few years ago Facebook, Instagram etc. didn't exist.

I don't know any DSLR user whose habits have been affected in any way by smartphones. I think they are utterly different devices used for quite different purposes, in most cases by different people.

Totally off-topic, I would like to know the camera usage habits of people after they have bought their their first DSLR or micro 4/3 - do they use it less after the novelty has worn off?  I think quite a few people may buy affordable DSLRs who wouldn't have in the past, and do not really engage with them for the long term. I can think of a few individuals personally.

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I bought an M43 camera, then a bunch of lenses, then a second M43 body last year to replace my old film SLRs, but what they also replaced was the camera in my phone. The small size allows me to carry a real camera all the time, everywhere and use it for virtually all my photography. I looked at my phone and the newest photo is from 11 days ago, the second newest 13 days, then 21 days. Before, I used it all the time.

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