alright, i have a question for you guys, and hope we can make a little discussion about it.
Often when i'm out, I don't have my dslr with me, but like everyone else, I have my phone with me ( iphone5s )
So i'll pop it out, make a quick snap, and go on about my way.
With the holidays coming up, i've been thinking of buying a point and shoot or a mirrorless.
Every camera i've found that is small enough for everyday carrying has been way too expensive for me to justify, really, i'd like to spend no more than $300 on one, though I could see myself paying up to $500 if it fit my needs. ( the only one that really screams at me is a canon g15/16 ) as I'd rather look through a viewfinder since most live views are slower to focus and use.
( my ideal pocket cam ) view finder, shoots raw, fixed lens, and under $400
My iphone5s cost me under $400 to replace my iph5, and most smartphones ( in america with contracts ) cost $200 or less. So you can see why its hard to justify the cost of some of the nicer portable cameras.
But really is there anything out there that is as pocketable as a smartphone and as quick to turn on, snap a pic, and go on your way compared to a smart phone? It takes all of 2 seconds to open up my camera on my phone from out of my pocket.
I've not used a point and shoot in years, and the ones i did use were awful.
And with some basic photography understanding, you can get some really good photos with most modern smartphones. Though ( at least with my iphone ) the way the image is processed, its very hard to adjust anything in LR, and is usually better left as is from the phone.
So what do you think? do modern point and shoots still have their place? or should I just stick with my smartphone?
Edited by Jixr - 11/25/13 at 11:28am