iPHONE vs DSLR - TIME TO DITCH YOUR SMARTPHONE CAMERA?

#iPhone6s #DSLR – iPhone vs DSLR – is it time to ditch your smartphone camera?: SMARTPHONES have taken over as the world’s most popular cameras and the DSLR now has a fight on its hands to stop the pocket-sized snappers global domination.

With the explosion of smartphone cameras we’re all becoming budding photographers. Apple’s iPhone is now the world’s most popular camera taking more pictures than any other device on the planet.

With their ease of use and ability to post snaps directly onto social media, it’s not hard to see why smartphones have become so successful. But is this really the best way to take photos?

With full manual controls and interchangeable lenses, DSLR cameras are clearly going to take superior images, but many amateur photographers are put off by complicated controls and bulky design.

To see just how much better a DSLR is, StarTech decided to take a trip to London Fashion week and attempt to take pictures like a pro. Like most people, we’re more used to a smartphone than a pricey DSLR camera, but armed with a Canon EOS 750D and with some quick tips from a top fashion photographer, we were set loose on the catwalk.

With the the camera set in full manual mode, we placed our eye on viewfinder and got to work snapping the show. Having never attempted this type of photography before we were thrown fully into the deep end and trying get every part of the picture correct was a major challenge.

Unlike our iPhone, focus, exposure and framing needed constant adjusting as the models marched their very long legs towards the lens.

We had just 20 minutes of fashion action to attempt to get a shot worth publishing and the pressure was intense. With the show over and the memory card packed with hundreds of snaps it was time to see how we’d done.

The answer? We certainly won’t be giving up our day job. Only 20 images were in focus, exposed correctly and not heading for the trash can. Taking these sorts of shots is clearly best left to the pros and using a DSLR properly takes time and a lot of patience.

However, when we did get things right the quality we achieved would never be matched by a smartphone. Our experience did make us realise that many of us are missing out on stunning pictures by sticking firmly with the gadgets in our pockets.

Admittedly, a decent camera will cost around £500 and strapping a camera to your shoulder and endlessly playing with settings and lenses is never going to compete with the convenience of a smartphone.

If we had a choice, we’d probably stick with our trusted iPhone – but if you want the ultimate snap the DSLR is still the champion of cameras.

Thinking of buying a camera? Here’s some top tips

1.Choose a camera that’s right for you.
The camera needs to be comfortable in your hands so head to the high street and try before you buy.

3.Don’t be afraid to experiment. It can often be daunting taking the next step in your photography, but don’t be afraid to play around with all the features and settings to see what images you can take.

4.There are lots of resources and apps available to teach you how to take better photographs, such as Canon’s EOS Companion app.

5. Share your images. Like your smartphone a lot of cameras are now equipped with Wi-Fi or NFC which makes it easy to share straight to your smartphone and onto Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Source: DailyStar