Category: photography

Offloading digital stills

Smartphone cameras have improved over the years, but even budget digital cameras take better photos than high-end smartphones. The main reason phone photos have proliferated on the internet is because it’s still sufficiently annoying to get data off an SD card. People (including me) forego the superior image quality to avoid the comparative hassle of USB cables and memory card readers.

The camera is better
Photos taken with a cheap Sony DSC-WX50 camera (left) versus a Nexus 4 (right). Camera £98, phone £279.

Meanwhile even phones from years ago with awful sensors can effortlessly get images onto the internet over wifi or 3G within seconds. Continue reading