Cons of Using a Smartphone Camera

Smartphones cameras are awesome and all but there is a good reason why professional photographers have dedicated, standalone digital cameras. 

They are limited mainly by their sensor sizes so they can never oust a standalone camera in quality and that “professional look”. Below are some the issues that plague smartphone cameras and reasons why a digital camera is an essential utility for those interested in truly going pro.

Especially if you want to charge higher prices for your feet photos, you should think about the pros and cons of using a smartphone camera.

Quality Issues

Have you ever wondered why photos taken by your phone appear okay on the phone’s screen but lack the punch when displayed on a monitor or television? The simple answer is your phone’s display is tiny and does a good job of hiding imperfections in the picture.

Low Resolution

Most smartphone cameras, even those on flagships, tend to max out at 12 megapixels. This might be okay for everyday personal use but not enough for professional photos. There is a lot of cropping and panning needed from a single shot. Cropping a subject of interest from a smartphone image usually leaves you with a blurry, low quality mess.

Digital Zoom

The majority of smartphone cameras are usually limited to digital zoom. Flagships have started offering optical zoom but the technology is still far from perfect. Instead of zooming in, a good practice is to always move closer to your subject if the possibility allows. 

Small Sensors

As mentioned earlier, the convenience your smartphone offers is ultimately its Achilles heel. Camera sensors are limited to the space inside our smartphones which are usually compact with no room left to spare. The result of which is a small camera sensor that lacks in capability such as low light photography.

Poor Action Photography

If you have little kids, I can bet you a dime that it is near impossible to take good photographs of them. They are always in motion and can never stay in one posture, add slow shutter speeds that hinder most smartphone cameras and you are done. Same happens if you want to capture feet in motion.



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