Digital cameras forum: Buy a new camera or just go with a smartphone with camera?

by: Lee Koo (ADMIN) December 2, 2011 3:40 PM PST

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Buy a new camera or just go with a smartphone with camera?

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) ModeratorCNET staff - 12/2/11 3:40 PM

Question:
Buy a new digital camera or just go with a smartphone with camera?


I've had my digital camera for more than 4 years and I'm ready to upgrade.
It seems like cameras in smartphones are just as good now as what I
have in my old point-and-shoot--probably better. I've seen great
photos from my friends that were taken on their phones. The photos I
take are family events and vacations. I don't do any high-end
photography. Is it better to upgrade to a smartphone for pictures or
buy a separate camera? Are smartphones going to make the point-and-shoot
camera extinct? Your advice is appreciated.

- Submitted by: Carol S.

Below aree some member answers to get you started, but
please read all the advice and suggestions that our
members have contributed to this question in the following
discussion thread.

Point and Shoot Camera - Submitted by: ajtrek
http://forums.cnet.com/7726-7593_102-5240832.html

Smart-phone Camera - Submitted by: snapshot2
http://forums.cnet.com/7726-7593_102-5240224.html

It all depends on what your bothered about... - Submitted by: darrenforster99
http://forums.cnet.com/7726-7593_102-5240410.html

There is a place for each, and some overlap - Submitted by: hank080225
http://forums.cnet.com/7726-7593_102-5240529.html

Point & Shoot Camera vs Smartphone Camera - Submitted by: ghicker
http://forums.cnet.com/7726-7593_102-5241660.html

Thanks to all who contributed!

If you have any additional advice for Carol, by all means post to the discussion and share it. Thanks!

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