Why com­pact cam­eras have fallen so far

HWM (Philippines) - - Think -

The rea­sons for com­pact cam­eras’ dra­matic fall are twofold. One is due to the fact that prices of in­ter­change­able lens cam­eras have fallen dra­mat­i­cally over the years, so it sim­ply makes more sense to get an ILC over a com­pact cam­era. To­day’s ILCs are small enough and of­fer bet­ter per­for­mance than com­pacts, so why not pick one up if you’re go­ing for a new cam­era?

The sec­ond – and prob­a­bly big­ger – rea­son is that the cam­eras in our smart­phones are get­ting bet­ter and bet­ter. Ad­vanced cam­era func­tions are be­com­ing more and more com­mon­place. Some smart­phones of­fer the op­tion to save images in RAW, while oth­ers of­fer in-cam­era fil­ter ef­fects, panorama cap­ture modes, and even the abil­ity to shoot 4K video.

Some com­pact cam­eras have gained these func­tion­al­i­ties too, but for most users, the qual­ity they get from their smart­phones is good enough, es­pe­cially for on­line and mes­sag­ing, so why carry yet another gad­get?

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