I realize that cell phones are capable of taking good, and sometimes even excellent shots but I've seen way too many tourists holding them (as well as tablets!!) up in the air taking pictures, a sight that has jaundiced me toward them. Call me old school, but I like the feel of a "real" camera and the ability to use a view finder. Plus, living in the woods as we do where we can't get bars, the freedom of not being chained to a smart phone is a wonderful thing indeed.
Been through the best of Nikon back in the 70s and Hasselblads,now digital.I have to say you can't beat having a lightweight camera with you all the times.Somehow I started to use my phone a lot,because it was there.no,it does not do everything,but what it does do is not bad.when I take my Nikon out now it feels cumbersome and intrusive when I shoot street scenes.I have a feeling that the "big" stuff is on the way out.Im old school,but it's happening.