Are smartphones better than cameras? Smartphones may be convenient and photographically more capable than ever. But to what extent will we end up moving away from dedicated cameras in the long term?
The compact camera market may still be alive, but it’s in a significantly different shape from how it once was.
Even as recently as ten years ago, it was rich with options from various manufacturers whose roots could be traced back to many different places. These ranged from traditional photographic companies and general electronics ones though to new players keen on disrupting the market with a more leftfield offering.
While a number of those companies still have a hand in the market, their focus has narrowed to just a few niche sub-sectors. The main three are DSLR-like camer