I have a nice DSLR camera that I would love to use for my millions of cat pictures, but the cat I like to take photos of the most is terrified of it. She has no problem with me pointing my phone at her, though.
I keep wanting to buy a DSLR, but my phone is generally adequate enough for my photography needs, and with my luck, I’d either not have the camera with me when I need it, or break it because I take it everywhere just in case.
I do keep a “pretty basic digital camera” handy, but I’m in the market for a DSLR or large-body digital. I have a couple of them from years back, but my phone camera has a higher-resolution sensor. I’m going to patent a DSLR body that you can swap out the electronics for a better sensor, once those come available. At least my film SLR didn’t go obsolete in two years.
@PocketBrain pixels aren’t everything. A large form factor sensor like in a DSLR still lets a lot of light in and the DSLR accepts long optical lenses. Those two aspects of a particular DSLR survive a lot longer than two years.
@mrburatti Yup. I use a Lumix G5. I like that it will fit in jacket pocket and is small enough that it doesn’t draw attention, but still has a lot of the features of a full-size DSLR. It doesn’t make me a great photographer, but it does make it more fun for me. Taking pictures with a phone or tablet just feels awkward and wierd.
Phone cameras have come a long way, so I end up using my Pixel 2 for everyday stuff, and it has impressed me a few times.
I try to decorate my place with unique items (AKA, things nobody else could just buy), so for walls, that’s mostly pics taken by me on canvas or metal. I co-owned a photography business for six years, and I currently shoot with a Canon 6D and a handful of lenses. I’ll take the gear when I know I’m going somewhere that will have a view/feature that may go “on the wall.”
So I’m probably generally 95/5 phone/DSLR, but as hiking season really gets into swing, that may skew a bit more toward the latter.