EOS R6 Vs iPhone 13 Pro for Photography (PICS)

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Karl_Guttag Senior Member • Posts: 1,255
Re: EOS R6 Vs iPhone 13 Pro for Photography (PICS)
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Yes, smartphones have just about killed the market for everything but high-end cameras. This trend has been happening since 2012, and there are almost no point-and-shoot cameras left. The few newish models seem aimed at blogging (ala Sony ZV-1).  It is also going to bleed into the more serious amateur photographer market.

If you just want to capture the moment and don't want to be the one person lugging around a bunch of equipment, you use the smartphone.  Even with my equipment with me, I will sometimes use my phone to capture shots that the big camera can't (due to size or depth of field).

I used to lug my camera backpack everywhere on vacation, and now I will often just use the cell phone unless there is something special.  You can see this at theme parks, only for some strange reason. Some people also use tablets to take pictures of things like fireworks and then block everyone else's view.  When things get "tricky" or I need more than 70mm or want more resolution, then I appreciate a real camera. I have bought "pro camera apps" for my phone, and they all seem to suck.

I think this is why Canon had mostly higher-end RF lenses at the beginning.  Canon knows there still is a high-end market, and they don't know how much market is left for ILCs for more modest amateur photographers (ala, the Rebel market).

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