Are Digital Cameras Still Worth Buying?

With smartphone cameras improving, standalone digital camera sales have plummeted. But are people who only use their phone cameras missing out?

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44 Comments

  1. Brent Summers on March 15, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    Unless you want to spend a lot of money about the only new compact cameras on sale now are the Canon Elph/Ixus 180 (good for taking photos of landscapes, statues, and sleeping dogs!), or quite a lot more for a ‘tough’ camera. After that the choices get really expensive. For example the Ricoh GR III with its fixed 28 mm lens is not even weather proofed and about double the price of a new iPhone SE!

  2. XcelsiorFan4964 on March 15, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    *Optical Zoom.*

  3. Zargham Ali on March 15, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    Canon and other brands: we made big sensors and have stabilization and everything.
    Huawei: hold my p40 pro plus.
    Samsung: let me take out ny s20 ultra
    Xiaomi: kids plz ive made mi 10 ultra (cheaper and better)

  4. Brian Kavanagh on March 15, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    Cool keep it up

  5. RoScFan on March 15, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    So many videos on the internet compare phones and cameras. What about camcorders or handycams?

  6. Brasspineapple Productions LLC on March 15, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    My Canon Will spank your phone

  7. niccatipay on March 15, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    Summary:

    1. Are you a normie? Buy phone.
    2. Are you proffessional or an enthusiast? Buy DSLR.

  8. Avarinth on March 15, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    how about go pro, is go pro considered digital cameras too?

  9. Tishya Ghosh on March 15, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    dslr is better than smartphone but is smartphone better than a compact/point and shoot camera ?

  10. Mahadi Hasan on March 15, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    they would be if the prices were reduced. Surprisingly the prices for new models are not dropping at all.

  11. Albert-Stefan Stancu on March 15, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    Still true in 2020?

  12. Serana Marie on March 15, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    Jesus loves anyone reading this. You are wonderfully made. God bless

  13. peristeras peristeropoulos on March 15, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    When the time come, that you see a professional photographer taking shots with a smartpone instead of a DSLR camera, then yes they don’t worth buying…but untill then….YES THEY DO !! Even the cheapest DSLR cameras are better from a smartphone in many crucial aspects of photography

  14. junbing626 on March 15, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    Me no professional iphone very easy HeHeHe!

  15. Nevin Shine on March 15, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    This vid should be updated, while DSLR cameras are still better, phone’s such as the Huawei p40 pro are so close to the flexibility of DLSR cameras, so I say Phone’s are much more practical in 2020

  16. Takikun on March 15, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    i definitely prefer using my dslr for photography

  17. Aum Pauskar on March 15, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    2020:
    Samsung S20 Ultra: I am gonna end this camera’s career

  18. Michael Penko on March 15, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    What was that game??

  19. Badr Khan on March 15, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    Of course

  20. MARIAN GABRIEL on March 15, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    I DO YOU ONE BETTER:
    IS IPHONE STILL WORTH BUYING?

  21. Yolo Swaggins on March 15, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    I think what a lot of people often forget when they compare DSLRs and current phone camera is that non optimal and low light conditions exist. And this is where you will see a huge difference between a phone camera and a DSLR

  22. YaBoiDustin on March 15, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    The camera on my note 8 sucks worse than a cheap digital camera

  23. FLAEMO on March 15, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    The logic is both products are from the same era. If the phone camera technology is so good that it matches a DSLR then the same technology can be used in a DSLR too. Hence DSLR’s would ALWAYS be better.

  24. FB Kensar HD on March 15, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    Lumia 1020 had a mechanical shutter.
    Pureview 808 had an active nd filter

  25. Nobe Knight on March 15, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    Make this video again for now days camera how mobile cameras achieve

  26. Dylan G on March 15, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    Yes. Of course.

  27. peristeras peristeropoulos on March 15, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    Smartphone companies try to convince people that the only important aspect for a good photograph is the number of pixels…As an amateur photographer (trying to be lol) I felt in that trap…but there are much more that smartphone companies will never tell you about…If you read the link below you will understand that it is IMPOSSIBLE for any smartphone to compare with even the cheapest DSLR (if you know what you are doing with whatever you holding)….There are good DSLR like for examble Nikon D3500, which can be found with 300-400 euros….Invest your money there, study about digital photography and photoshoot and practice with it…..You will never regret the money and time you spend !!! https://thesmartphonephotographer.com/phone-camera-and-dslr-differences/

  28. Xonly Tyrek on March 15, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    With the iPhone 11 pro around and soon to be iPhone 12/pro max. cameras are about to be history there will be no need for them at this point lol

  29. tomoko on March 15, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    IPhone 12 anyone

  30. John Dripper on March 15, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    No mention of Nokia purview grrrr… Biggest camera sensor of its time with xenon flash

  31. News on March 15, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    Phones cameras are good when plenty of light is available but not good at lowlight when ISO noise is a problem. Phones are also good for macro

    For lowlight always use a APS-C or full frame with a small lens

  32. No Name on March 15, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    My dad bought a camera 5 years ago ($1000 back then) and even when I take photos with the newest phones and with the highest quality, there is still a huge difference between the camera and the phone

  33. Ahmed on March 15, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    Digital cameras are far different and always better than smartphones camera

  34. tee jay on March 15, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    What’s the worst digital camera that is better than the best mobile phone camera? I’m really on a tight budget and need to start making more income to be independent

  35. Cali Jokes on March 15, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    This the question I had

  36. Jim Gavioli on March 15, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    Some people just can’t use any smartphone for decent photography, they need something substantial in their hands, eye to a nice bright viewfinder. To me using a smartphone for photography is like playing chess on a computer. I can be done, and it’s easy, but nothing beats a real chessboard with real, carved pieces for the deliberate, tactile, more natural experience.

  37. Sunrazor on March 15, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    Phones are for conveniency. Cameras are for quality.

  38. grannydwarf on March 15, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    I use the Fz-300 from Panasonic love it

  39. Oniruddho Alam on March 15, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    This video needs an update.

  40. Uthman Baksh on March 15, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    Yes, it is still worth getting a DSLR or even a mirrorless compact camera if you wanna get serious about photography. But if you’re a casual like me, the iPhone camera more than suffices.

  41. Misses Witch on March 15, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    Ofcourse Cameras are always better, Unless they’re extremely old. My 2009 camera just doesn’t live up to what my current phone camera can do.

    It really depends on what you want. When it comes to my old camera, It only works best in the perfect conditions, But my phone can adjust to all situations, And record much higher quality video (not 240p or 360p).. So I’d say, Old cameras are much worse than modern phone cameras, But modern cameras will always beat phone ones (afterall, that’s all the camera is designed to do, Just be a camera, not to make calls and play games and so on).

  42. Melon Collie on March 15, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    $800 Dedicated digital camera: I can take way better pictures than you hands down!

    $800 Phone: That’s cool but can you make calls, play games, play music, access the internet, watch internet videos, text people, be a calculator, and so much more all while still being able to take decent enough pictures?

    If you’re into photography, then sure, a dedicated digital camera is probably a good investment. If taking pictures isn’t your thing, and you just want to casually take a few pics here or there, then the convenience of being able to do so with a device you were already gonna always have on you anyway is just a lot more important than the picture quality.

  43. Aashish Kumar on March 15, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    Is this a question?

  44. Oniruddho Alam on March 15, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    In 2020, the answer is that a smartphone is enough for an average person but for professional photographers, having a separate camera is necessary.

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