Seeing this image of an Olympus XZ-1 made me think of a video I recently watched. It talked about how the sales of point and shoot cameras are down 46% over last year because smart phone cameras are “good enough” for the every day pictures that most people take and also for their ability to be immediately shared. Interestingly, sales of the more expensive DSLR cameras are on the rise.
A short while back, I needed to reevaluate my own camera options- primarily for taking high quality pictures of my art. I didn’t want to spend the money on a DSLR because it would be too expensive and too bulky. I opted instead for a small higher end point and shoot camera made by Sony, the RX100 which boasts a 1.8 lens (at its widest setting) and a huge 20MP 1″ CMOS sensor. I also love this combination for its ability to shoot in available light without a flash.
Did you know that I used to work in a camera store? From 1986-96, it was all film, all the time.