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May 24, 2023 07:48:31   #
raypep
 
Given how good the Iphone camera has become are any of the major companies like Nikon or Sony thinking of producing their own model ?
It would probably be better and it might get back customers, like me, who put their DSLRs in the drawer.

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May 24, 2023 08:09:54   #
Chadp Loc: Virginia Beach
 
Why do you think they would be better? It’s not expertise that limits Apple or Samsung, it is merely the size limitations of the lenses and sensors. A traditional camera manufacturer would be faced with the same. Plus they would have to catch up on computational photography tech.

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May 24, 2023 08:11:43   #
Bultaco Loc: Aiken, SC
 
Chadp wrote:
Why do you think they would be better? It’s not expertise that limits Apple or Samsung, it is merely the size limitations of the lenses and sensors. A traditional camera manufacturer would be faced with the same. Plus they would have to catch up on computational photography tech.



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May 24, 2023 08:16:40   #
Just Fred Loc: Darwin's Waiting Room
 
I think that ship has sailed. While I prefer to refer to them as "communicating cameras," the fact remains that these are telephones, that just happen to have cameras built into them, as well as myriad other features. Nikon, et al, would have to compete with Apple and Samsung on every front, not just on camera technology.

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May 24, 2023 08:22:16   #
rehess Loc: South Bend, Indiana, USA
 
raypep wrote:
Given how good the Iphone camera has become are any of the major companies like Nikon or Sony thinking of producing their own model ?
It would probably be better and it might get back customers, like me, who put their DSLRs in the drawer.

Samsung decided that building phones was the best use of their resources. Sony decided that supplying sensors to Apple was the best use of theirs. I continue to use my Pentax because multiple lenses provide what I need. Each entity/person makes their own decision.

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May 24, 2023 08:30:29   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
I have absolutely no qualms about the images that come out of my phone.
I just prefer the ergonomics of a <D>SLR.
Key operator: prefer. I do use my phone for many pictures, especially panos, the camera does the stitching well.

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May 24, 2023 08:35:23   #
DirtFarmer Loc: Escaped from the NYC area, back to MA
 
Just think how silly we'd look holding our DSLR up to our ear.

I hesitate to make voice notes on my cameras because of that.

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May 24, 2023 09:09:32   #
ELNikkor
 
DirtFarmer wrote:
Just think how silly we'd look holding our DSLR up to our ear.

I hesitate to make voice notes on my cameras because of that.


Well, then, I certainly don't want to look silly(er)! Remember the comedian who got guffaws whenever he held his shoe-phone to his ear?

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May 24, 2023 09:28:00   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
raypep wrote:
Given how good the Iphone camera has become are any of the major companies like Nikon or Sony thinking of producing their own model ?
It would probably be better and it might get back customers, like me, who put their DSLRs in the drawer.


Not a chance!

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May 24, 2023 12:11:50   #
R.G. Loc: Scotland
 
raypep wrote:
....are any of the major companies like Nikon or Sony thinking of producing their own model ?.....


Sony would have you believe that their Experia 1 v is capable of wonderful things. It's the first device to use a sensor with stacked photodiodes.

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May 25, 2023 05:59:35   #
billnikon Loc: Pennsylvania/Ohio/Florida/Maui/Oregon/Vermont
 
raypep wrote:
Given how good the Iphone camera has become are any of the major companies like Nikon or Sony thinking of producing their own model ?
It would probably be better and it might get back customers, like me, who put their DSLRs in the drawer.


As a professional wildlife photographer I will stick by my 600 f4 lens to make a living, thank you.



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May 25, 2023 07:21:33   #
raypep
 
And I will happily walk around, knowing my camera is always with me , one that takes superb pictures. And knowing no matter how hot it gets, my camera and assorted lenses will not seem to get heavier as the day goes on.

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May 25, 2023 07:23:35   #
bbrown5154 Loc: Baltimore, MD
 
raypep wrote:
Given how good the Iphone camera has become are any of the major companies like Nikon or Sony thinking of producing their own model ?
It would probably be better and it might get back customers, like me, who put their DSLRs in the drawer.


Apple has enough issues with their current product line...looking at you iMac...to worry about a phone.

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May 25, 2023 07:43:15   #
ABJanes Loc: Jersey Boy now Virginia
 
raypep wrote:
Given how good the Iphone camera has become are any of the major companies like Nikon or Sony thinking of producing their own model ?
It would probably be better and it might get back customers, like me, who put their DSLRs in the drawer.


Did you ever notice how even a bad true camera photo viewed on a iPhone or equivalent looks pretty decent? Smaller images are very forgiving.

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May 25, 2023 07:51:39   #
rehess Loc: South Bend, Indiana, USA
 
bbrown5154 wrote:
Apple has enough issues with their current product line...looking at you iMac...to worry about a phone.

I have an iPhone and Linux computer. I don’t know how Apple is doing with Mac, but they are selling enough iPhones to make money. I don’t understand your comment about “worry about a phone”.

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