Once upon a time, the best of us longed to invest in the best type of camera. From Polaroids to digital, we tried to experiment with them all until technology dropped touchscreen smartphones into our hands.
The first smartphone was launched in 2007. Before that, the camera industry was booming. In fact, during the year of 2008, CIPA, an association of the world’s most renowned camera makers shipped around 120 million digital cameras. These manufacturers were not at all worried about the competition bought in by the mobile phones and were busy developing innovative cameras to meet the increasing demand of the consumers.
However, during its infancy, the camera integrated into the mobile phone was not as advanced. And of course, image-sharing social media networks such as Instagram and Snapchat were not even conceived.
But today – 12 years later, the digital camera industry is slowly reaching its doom. The smartphone launched today is equipped with the latest lenses and sensors to bring out the best image quality. They might not be as superior as digital cameras such as DSLR but the convenience of always having them in our hands and the cost-effective pricing has made them more mainstream.