I am by no means a professional photographer, nor even a 'pro-am' shooter, though I know many, and always admire their well-honed skill and super impressive gear. Still, since the smudgy, grainy shots of my old Samsung flip phone, through the Palm era, and finally moving through every iPhone, my smartphone has been my primary camera for years.
I am absolutely certain that a "real" photographer with a "real" camera will always be able to produce better images than a random geek like me. But the fact that I always have my iPhone with me, and that I take pictures of almost everything, is not insignificant. I might have had a nicer camera in the 1990s, but I'm constantly lamenting the simple dearth of photos I took back then.
Quantity over quality? Perhaps. But I think at this point, "unitasker" point and shoot digital cameras (RIP, my trusty PowerShot) are dead dead dead. It's now either smartphones or DSLRs. And frankly, the only thing a DSLR has that I wish my iPhone had is a solid optical zoom.
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