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Should my mom even consider her camera, or stick with the phone?

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Should my mom even consider her camera, or stick with the phone?

My mom has a Canon SD1400 IS
https://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerShot- ... B0035FZJJ4

And she also has an iPhone SE.

I'm wondering how they compare in terms of image quality, but also wonder if the difference (assuming the "camera" is superior) is big enough to justify another device to bring along+charge. On the other hand, it's far more straightforward for her to get around snapping photos, zooming, etc. (getting them off the memory card AFTER is harder though!)
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Kaitlyn wrote:
Sep 27th, 2017 9:29 pm
My mom has a Canon SD1400 IS
https://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerShot- ... B0035FZJJ4

And she also has an iPhone SE.

I'm wondering how they compare in terms of image quality, but also wonder if the difference (assuming the "camera" is superior) is big enough to justify another device to bring along+charge. On the other hand, it's far more straightforward for her to get around snapping photos, zooming, etc. (getting them off the memory card AFTER is harder though!)
What year for the iPhone SE?

I mean, if you are with her, wouldn't she just pick up your pictures?

That camera is over 7 years old lol.

I would invest in a WD Passport Pro for taking images off the camera and storing them safely, or the Kingston Mobilelite if you have a tablet or laptop with you guys.
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At the end of the day, your mom should go with whatever she feels more comfortable with (and happy with the end results). There's nothing wrong with an older camera as long as she (not you or I) are happy with the results and is willing to use the camera. I always say that it's better to have a fuzzy picture than no picture at all - in other words, let her use the device she wants to use.
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Your mom's camera has optical stabilization so there's that. Don't think iphone's have that.
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Oni-kun wrote:
Oct 1st, 2017 11:13 am
Your mom's camera has optical stabilization so there's that. Don't think iphone's have that.
All the newer ones do, iPhone 7, 7Plus, 8, 8Plus, X, but the SE doesn't. I'm upgrading my wife's 6 to a 8 (or better) and am looking forward to the OIS.
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Problem with fone cam's (right now) is the lack of DOF... everything always looks flat. The new portrait mode makes the pics look fake imo. Nothing beats DOF and blurred fotos from a dslr.
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OP has a point and shoot so it's not like their going to get better DOF out of a camera either

With the portrait mode in the latest phones, people can get sufficiently good "bokeh" for their purposes from their phone.
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