Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 11:00 PM
"Ariel Dunitz-Johnson, a 30-year-old illustrator in San Francisco, bought a point-and-shoot camera in May. But in July, she bought a smartphone, with a camera built in. Soon, whenever she wanted to take a picture, she found herself reaching for the smartphone, a Droid Incredible. She barely uses her point-and-shoot, a Panasonic DMC-LX3."
I tended to do this, but after my last trip to Dallas, I'm moving the other way back towards my point-and-shoot camera. Some of the shots I was taking didn't turn out very well, and once the moment passed, it was pretty hard to get another shot (I was taking pics of some of the football players as they passed through a tunnel). It could have been my inexperience in using my iPhone 4 to take pictures of a moving target, so to fix it on the fly what I eventually did was just film it and take screen shots, which turned out better than the regular pictures I was taking. My pics would have been a lot better had I been carrying my other camera. In my case, the "inconvenience" of carrying a camera would have been worth it to me, hindsight of course kicking in. How about you, do you think your smartphone is "better" for your needs than your point-and-shoot camera?