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Here Are 4 Alternatives That Can Replace Your Smartphone Camera

Look, you cannot deny the dominance of smartphones cameras when it comes to taking pictures. People with smartphones are clicking selfies and posting them on Instagram all the time. But can a smartphone do everything? No, not really but they can still do a ton! But, to capture breathtaking views of nature or spectacular sights, you’ll need to bring in the ‘specialist’. A camera solely designed for one thing and one thing only and that is to take awesome pictures.

In this list, we won’t talk about the zoom, focal length, lenses and other technical specs but rather the layman’s side of why these cameras are superior to smartphones.

1. Action cameras

Images with a GoPro

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Here Are 4 Alternatives That Can Replace Your Smartphone Camera©GOPRO

As the name itself suggests, these cameras are not there just to take still pictures. Unlike other cameras, they capture both video and still images. The thing that separates the GoPro is that they are incredibly tough and resilient. It can be used for underwater photography, or as an action cam attached on a helmet, on a surfboard, cars and other objects as well.

In technical terms, it is in action when you are in action. You’d much rather use a GoPro than risk getting your smartphone smashed to bits the minute you take a rough tumble.  

Action cameras are small, tough and simple to operate. They are equipped with a lens that captures the world in high-definition video and in a wide-angle fish-eye perspective.

Their dramatic POV (‘point of view’) footage has made them popular with extreme sports participants. In other words, it makes the world look dynamic.

GoPro Hero 5

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Right now GoPro is the market leader with its iconic box-shaped Hero cameras, but there are many other brands out there which are cheaper alternatives to a GoPro if you are just starting out with action cameras.

AKASO EK7000 4K Action Camera (less expensive than the GoPro)

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Also, keep in mind, if you’re helmet-mounting an action cam then a bullet cam would be your best choice and for a chest mount, a box design will be much more stable. And do you really need Wi-Fi, 4K, GPS or even a screen at that point? If you only care about great footage, then action cams are your best bet.

2. Polaroid

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Doesn’t it feel amazing when you can just instantly hold the picture you just clicked with your camera? Unfortunately, most smartphones don’t come with such features but there are some extendable gadgets which when connected to your smartphone can work magic. But, also there are Polaroid cameras which will give you instant printed images. These cameras are fairly inexpensive, yet super cool gadgets to capture and share memories with.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8

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One thing to note is that if you are getting anything printed you will need film. So, even though they’re quite affordable, instant film cameras require users to purchase film for their shots. Just a thought as it is an added expense.

There is just something about holding a physical photograph in your hand that washes over you with a warm feeling of nostalgia and irreplaceable memories.

3. DSLR

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If you look at the various photos on Instagram, every other guy with a DSLR claims to be a #travelwriter. But are they actually travel writers? No, most of them are not. But, if you have some serious sharp shooting skills, you could be one without owning a DSLR too. But, that’s not the point. The point is how a DSLR can improve your skills in photography?

An entry-level budget DSLR, Nikon D3300

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So, a Digital Single Lens Reflex(DSLR) camera is a digital camera that combines the optics and the mechanisms of a single-lens reflex camera with a digital imaging sensor, as opposed to photographic film. A lot of science goes behind it and that is why they are so expensive 

4. Point and shoot camera or a compact camera

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A compact camera is a still camera designed primarily for simple operations, most of which use focus free lenses or autofocus for focusing. They have automatic systems for setting the exposure options and have flash units built in with them.

One of the best point and shoot cameras of 2017, the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

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They are by far the best selling type of separate camera, other than camera phones. They are quite popular with people who do not consider themselves photographers but want an easy-to-use camera for clicking snapshots of vacations, parties, reunions and other occasions. It has been observed that point-and-shoot camera sales declined around 2010 as smartphones overtook them.

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Source of news : Mensxp

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