Smartphone camera: Why people are so bothered about it, when they buy a new smartphone?
Because many times I have seen that when someone is buying or planning to buy a new smartphone, he/ she always shows a great interest on the smartphone camera.
Why is it? What are the actual reasons behind it? Have you ever thought?
Even, after buying new phone, many of us like to brag about saying/ showing how much superior smartphone camera I have in my phone, from it’s megapixel range to different advanced features.
But why? We all know that for serious professional photography there is no alternative of a professional camera, may be you have spent a good amount money on your smartphone but you can’t compare it with any professional camera which is dedicated for photography.
Because there are hundreds of advanced features and manual controls, which you can only get in a professional DSLR camera, but still people have an immense craze for their smartphone camera.
Yes it’s true that now a days if you buy a high end smartphone then you will get a great camera in it, with lots of advanced features to make your photographic experience better. But still.
You can’t compare smartphone camera with dedicated professional camera. Because, there are lots of different aspects from feature, usability, power, enhancement & overall capability wise.
But many of us, after buying a new smartphone, we always tell everyone like, you know I have this megapixel camera in my smartphone or you know the smartphone I am planning to buy, it has very good camera with lots of advanced features.
So what are the exact reasons behind this or why smartphone camera plays a vital role in anyone’s smartphone buying experience & decision?
Today I will point out all those factors which I think are the main reason behind this (means which influence in decision making). So have a look at these points explained in detail below.
Ease of Use
The first & foremost reason is it’s really easy to use. In which respect? Let me clear this out a bit.
If you have already used any professional DSLR camera then you should definitely know that it has a particular learning curve, means it takes some time & dedication to learn it’s processes & workflow inside out.
But the core of any smartphone camera is it’s simplicity, so the users don’t have to spend a huge amount of time to learn the mechanisms, comparing to any professional camera. Which means the learning curve is not at all stiff.
So after buying a smartphone within few days you will be able to learn most of the feature & functionalities of the camera, without anyone’s help.
Using smartphone, anybody can become a photographer in his/ her own way. So ease of use is one of the most important factors behind the popularity.
Integrated sharing & customization options
When you are taking any snap or photo using the camera of your smartphone, you will get many advanced option integrated in it, which makes the sharing of your photo across several social media channels a breeze.
Which is another one important factor that makes smartphone a great choice for all casual photographers.
Because we all like to share our photos of different moments (may be personal or other) in our social media channels.
Let’s say you have gone to a new place, there you have clicked some great pictures, so now you want to share those in your different social media channels instantly.
In this situation there is no better option than having any smartphone, using different smart apps after taking a photo using your smartphone camera, you can instantly customize & share that across different social media.
So integrated sharing & customization options are also big factors.
Portability is a crucial factor too, because carrying a smartphone and carrying a professional camera with lenses and other gears are not same.
The first option is far more effective from portability point of view, so you don’t have to carry any excess baggage for it. It will easily fit in your pocket.
So if you can spend a handsome amount of money then you will definitely get a great smartphone with advanced camera, so you can take it anywhere when portability is a big factor.
That’s where these cameras gained popularity.
If you sit for comparing the price, then you will get a good margin for your preference.
Because if you want to buy any high end professional DLR camera for your photographic desire then you have to spend a good amount of money.
But where money is a big constraint, there you can buy a good smartphone which will have nice camera to fulfill your casual photographic desire. For most of the people it can be a great option, to whom photography is hobby.
So price is also crucial factor behind the popularity of smartphone camera s among all the normal users like us, who are mostly normal or casual photographer.
A matter of prestige
The points I have discussed above are all related to usability & affordability, but the last point is all about perception. How?
A high end smartphone which comes with a great camera with lots of advanced features, has become a style statement too. If your smartphone doesn’t have a good camera then somehow it will never let you stay in peace. Right?
So, apart from usability & affordability perspective, it has an direct impact on others perception with your own prestige too.
These are the reason, why people give a serious attention to their smartphone camera while buying a new smartphone.
But it’s totally my sole opinion, you can definitely differ with this. So, let me know what do you think regarding this matter?