One of the consequences of lockdown is that we have been less able to travel and our photography has tended to center around our local areas.

For me that has meant I’m less likely to pick up my camera and take it out to shoot with it. Instead I’ve been reaching for the camera in my pocket which these days is my smartphone.

High end smartphones have now reached a point where their cameras are very good and it can be difficult to say whether a photo has been taken with a smartphone or a SLR or mirrorless camera.

They also do very good video, and several of the videos on this site were shot solely on smartphone.

While a good quality SLR will still outperform a smartphone for photography and video, the smartphone for many purposes especially just shooting locally, is good enough.

This video discusses smartphone photography in 2020, and I wonder what the future is for dedicated cameras as the cameras in phones get better and better.