I sold my Canon DSLR that I’ve had for more than 4 years earlier this week and it’s hard to agree with my sentiments at the time now that the advancement of mobile photography has grown and the quality and technology is quickly catching up to those larger devices.
Granted, I’m not a professional photographer by any stretch of the imagination but rather more of a typical consumer I can understand completely why DSLRs are very much here to stay, but for me I found that my iPhone 5s is doing a perfectly fine job of capturing images as I need.
In fact, not only am I able to capture images but I’m also able to edit them and publish / share them all on the same device. Upon selling my DSLR (via Craigslist) it reminded me about how the convergence of all these tools and technologies and how it’s fundamentally changing our perspective of our own use.
Will I miss the super-nice pictures that my DSLR provided? I’m inclined to think that I won’t, especially with the continued advancement of software and photographic-mobile hardware. Will I ever buy another DSLR in the future? I’m not so sure either about that anymore either.
Times are changing fast and they will continue to change fast in regards to technology. I can’t imagine where we will be in just a few short years with all this mobile photography – I wait in anxious anticipation for what I might find in my pocket in the fast-approaching years to come.
Goodbye DLSR – you were a fantastic purchase but you could never have hoped to really become my go-to photo capture device. It was a great run and I shall think of you fondly.