When it comes time to capture an important event by taking a photo of it or capturing it on video, use the camera array on your smartphone or turn to a dedicated SLR to perform these tasks ? Smartphone photography has come such a long way that today most consumers are willing to rely on their handset for delivering excellent family photos.
An SLR camera uses a combination of mirrors and prisms so that the image seen through the viewfinder is the same image captured by the photographer. DSLR cameras are single-lens digital SLRs that use image sensors instead of film. Sony’s Shimizu made his commentary at an industry conference, and a slide from that event shows that Sony expects the quality of smartphone camera images to surpass that of interchangeable-lens (ILC) cameras by the calendar year 2024.
Sony executive sees smartphone cameras surpass DSLR cameras by 2024
That’s like saying smartphone camera images will surpass DSLR and mirrorless cameras within two years. One of the reasons for the improvement is an increase in the size of image sensors to more than one inch, allowing them to capture more data. Sony has also created a new texture that saturates each pixel with twice as much light to create a more dynamic range and reduce noise in photos shot in low light.
Image sensor sales will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10% between 2022 and 2030, according to Sony
Smartphone cameras are getting quite adept at collecting more light, and with processing capabilities powered by AI and Machine Learning, nothing is impossible. Did you ever think a few years ago that your smartphone camera could take better pictures than the expensive SLR that collects dust in your hallway closet?