Travelling with just an iPhone camera?

Started Mar 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
LightBug Senior Member • Posts: 2,266
Re: Travelling with just an iPhone camera?

Jkim7 wrote:

Hey guys,

So I'm in a dilemma.

I'm trying to make up my decision on getting a good mirror less (Sony A6000 / Fujifilm X-E2) or just travel with my iPhone. I just think iPhones these days (iPhone 5S and soon iPhone 6) takes good enough pictures to look on a computer screen and I feel it's hard to justify spending $1000 for a good mirror less when there really isn't THAT much of a picture quality difference between an iPhone and one of them. If I were to get a cheap mirror less, for example a Nex 5, I just feel like there's no point in having one as an iPhone 5S, in my opinion, can produce similar caliber images as one and definitely matches most point and shoots.

I just want some support haha. Do any of you travel with just an iPhone camera? I just feel like people bring these mirror less and DSLRs to travel and I'm wasting my trips abroad (going to Africa and India this year) by taking "measly" iPhone pictures.

I assume as photographers, many of you are also travelers.

Help me out here!!

You don't need to spend $1000 to get good image quality. You could get a Pentax MX-1 on close out deal right now for $200. If you don't mind fixed 28mm focal length, Ricoh GR, recommended by many street photographers, is $650 and is pocketable.

There are many iphones and cameras in my home, iPhone is not good for night shots or in a dimly lit restaurant, for day time it's fine if that's all you capture. You will not regret having a more capable camera than an iphone when you go to more exotic locations.  Sometimes you may capture something you want to print and hang on your walls.


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