Camera sales are continuing to fall off a cliff. And will continue to do so as the capabilities of camera phones keep increasing. Later this week, Apple is likely to announce a three-camera iPhone 11 —just like Google, Huawei, Samsung and every other phone maker. In 2020, Apple’s iPhone is likely to have cameras with the … Continue reading Again, Camera Phones FTW
As someone who suffers from G.A.S. (gear acquisition syndrome) when it comes to cameras, I spend a lot of time reading camera reviews. And when I am done reading, I watch YouTube videos. And after I am done with each one of them, I realize I am still no closer to making a smart buying decision about a camera because none of the reviews say anything meaningful. Continue reading “Do camera reviews even matter?”
Leica, the iconic camera maker, recently released the new Leica M10 — the first new M series camera to be released in four years. And predictably it created a lot of excitement, especially among the Leica fans. Some of my friends who have Fuji X cameras were intrigued by the prospect of this new camera. It doesn’t look very different than other Leicas — except it has a dedicated ISO dial, which actually looks great and is perfectly positioned. Continue reading “(The Leica) M10”
My article outlining the rise of the computational photography for The New Yorker prompted many reader to write and point out the camera phones were essentially a pre-iPhone phenomenon. I don’t disagree, except for the fact that iPhone made it possible to do higher quality photography easier and simpler. And it is not just the iPhone – other smartphones have dramatically enhanced their photographic capabilities. Continue reading “Standalone Camera losing fight with the iPhones”
My latest for the New Yorker about the mainstreaming of what is generically known as computational photography. This to me is the start of a new phase in photography and what it means. Have a read & tell your friends.
We are splintering what was the “camera” and its functionality—lens, sensors, and processing—into distinct parts, but, instead of lenses and shutters, software and algorithms are becoming the driving force.