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[Discuss] Its not possible to make things easier for users

I bought my DSLR back in 2006 with my Christmas bonus. I also have a
smaller "real" pocket-size camera which takes pictures that are much better
than the iOS and smartphone cameras, but even so, they're still crap
compared to the DSLR.

I try to bring the DSLR with me as often as possible, even if it just sits
in the trunk of my car. If it's in the trunk, then at least it's close by
if I need it.

On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 2:19 PM, Kent Borg <kentborg at> wrote:

> On 01/15/2013 01:55 PM, John Abreau wrote:
>> Also, the difference in quality is not something I can just dismiss. The
>> photos from every iOS device and every smartphone camera that I've ever
>> seen have been total crap in comparison to what the DSLR provides.
> Ah, I was talking about the little camera I have that fits in my pocket.
> It takes better pictures than does my phone--a little bit better--but when
> I take a picture likely I want to "show it to someone", which in 2013
> frequently means e-mailing it. A few taps with my phone, but a production
> with my camera.
> I would *love* to have a fancy DSLR, with a couple lenses, and a few other
> toys. I have seriously thought about getting one. But then I imagine where
> it would spend its time: sitting safely at home. I would mostly never have
> it with me unless I had decided to go on a photo safari for the day. A tiny
> camera, on the other hand, can be in the little bag I carry with me
> everywhere I go. I don't have to decide to bring my camera. I have lots of
> swell stuff in my little bag, in addition to a camera, and the bag is
> easily smaller than an DSLR bag.
> I know full well that modern DSLRs are stunning things. Did you see that
> New York Magazine cover helicopter photo of Manhattan partially blacked
> out?  1/40 of a second. 25,000 ISO!  Stunning.
> of-new-york-magazines-**hurricane-sandy-cover-**explains-how-he-did-it<>
> -kb, the Kent who thinks he will soon upgrade his aged camera, but the
> replacement still needs to be little enough to always have with him, maybe
> get one of the models that run Android, so he can e-mail directly from the
> camera.

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