The iphone 4 will soon take over the #1 spot on Flickr. According to this article, the point and shoot cameras will soon fall by the wayside.
I understand that if everyone carries a smart phone it would be a hassle to carry a camera that’s only a camera. Whereas a smart phone covers all the bases in one compact package.
We should acknowledge that a “real” camera (read SLR) produces better images than a smartphone. And that most phone screens have marginal, at best, visibility in daylight. I, personally choose my point and shoot camera by whether it has a viewfinder. Most dont. Canon is the only manufacturer that I am aware of that still has a viewfinder and for some models, that too is going away.
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