……Is the one you have with you. These images were all taken
with my phone, the Nokia N8, which I
have had for nearly 2 years now. Its camera produces 12MP images sometimes capable of
rivalling a compact camera, with a constant F/2.8 aperture wide angle zoom Carl
Zeiss lens. It is capable of macro shots, and reasonable low light shots. Important things like ISO, exposure compensation and white balance are adjustable on the camera (albeit through the touchscreen menu). More and more people are relying on their
phones to take photos, and the technology is rapidly meeting the demands of the
market. The newest incarnation of the Nokia N8 series has a 41MP sensor!
Of course the images will not rival a DSLR for technical
quality and detail, but often enough, I cannot be bothered to carry or take out
a whole DSLR and lens kit with me, so I’ll happily take the shots with my phone.
As you can see below, I have captured some reasonably decent pictures with it.
For sure, the images aren't perfectly crisp, and they have been edited and enhanced, but the basic composition
and perspectives were taken at location. Often times, I took the image knowing
that I could enhance it later in post. Many of these images will easily print
to A4 size; if I wanted anything larger than that I would probably unsheathe the
I hope that this goes a little way to reassuring people that
they don’t need the most expensive camera to take the best photos. The best photos are the ones that you take when you
see and imagine them, and the best camera to use is simply the one you happen
to have with you, even if it is your phone.