I know it’s not about the camera, the camera doesn’t take a great photograph, the photographer does and it’s about having great things happening in front of the camera. Different cameras allow you to see things a little differently and work a little differently. Right now the digital, or DSLR, cameras seem to be de-evolving, going back to a simpler design.
Just look at what’s happened to the typical SLR that once shot film with manual controls:
It’s all auto focus with auto exposure.
1. Two or three digital formats: RAW or TIFF, JPG.
2. Image stabilization or vibration reduction in the camera and/or in the lenses
3. Different color working spaces, sRBG, ProPhoto, Adobe 1998.
4. Excellent Digital Video included .
5.Two viewers, the eye level and the rear screen and many cameras have touch screens.
6. Wireless transfer, GPS tracking,
7. Now the DSLR has shrunk in size and lost the mirror box.
8. In camera noise reduction and sharpening.
9. Built in camera modules that will produce a toy camera effect, or sepia, and there are program modes for difficult lighting situations and presets for portraits and sports. And even smart phones now have a setting for time lapse, panorama, video and high dynamic range photography.
And on top of this there is post production where anyone can use a computer program that will allow them completely change the look of the photograph.
This has got to be the golden age of the Digital Camera and Digital Photography.