Another question from Paul today. Do you regularly use a dedicated camera or almost exclusively use your mobile phone?
Seeing the trend, I suspect most folks will wax eloquent on how they primarily use their mobile phones. Well, being the old curmudgeon that I am, I don't. I don't actually take a lot of photos and when I use my phone camera it's just for quick shots to post to Twitter. Any serious picture taking is still done with my DSLR. I use my Nikon D40 for 95% of my photos.
Nearly all my photos done using my mobile phone.
I've always had two cameras, a compact and an SLR. The iPhone 4S has replaced a Canon compact but I still use the SLR extensively. I can't see this changing any time soon.
One thing to remember though, the best camera is the one that you have with you and for me that is usually my iPhone 4S.
Austin has made the crucial point here - if you want to take a photo, you use the camera you have with you. I will only have my DSLR if it's a planned outing. I put my video camera in my bag more often, though - I'm enjoying video editing at the moment.
Photography used to be a passion of mine... I spent many years I the darkroom. But over the years life has changed, and I'm afraid at some point my mobile started taking better pictures than my top of the range Sony digital camera, which now sits on a drawer. What I wanted at some point was something that was extremely portable and which could take photos good enough to remember moments and to send to family. My mobile serves that purpose.
I have a couple of cameras - neither top end. An old Canon Ixus that take 5mp which must be 8 or 9 years old, very pocketable, battery lasts for ages I've also got a Fuji 5mp which has a few more bells and whistles, and styled like a SLR (but isn't). It's my favourite camera. Very flexible, takes great photos, again batteries last an age.I tend to use my camera on my phone for those 'in the moment" shots, as the other two cameras tend to go out on holidays and for special occasions. Bear in mind my iPhone 4 camera isn't that great compared to the 4S or 5. If and when I get a 5, I may end up leaving the Canon at home more.
snap shots is my mobile phone which has pretty much replaced my point and shoot - not due to photo quality but due to convience, as the point and shoot does still provide a better photo at this current point in time.
Like the rest of you if its a planned day then my DSLR comes out.
Still using my camera for most intentional photo taking. That is the times I go somewhere and take my camera in case I want to take photos. I also tend to grab my camera to take photos of the cats if I see them is silly poses. On the other hand, the camera in the iPhone 5 is much improved over the iPhone 4 and I'm no longer concerned about missing a shot when something comes up.
I recently gave my Canon near-bridge camera to my teen daughter as she wanted a proper camera, and despite encouragement never made use of the one in her Xperia Play phone. The Powershot A710is I had was pretty powerful but a little dated, as it has lots of creative control.
I carry my camera with me nearly all the time so I didn't want something too big and heavy, so I chose a Panasonic G Lumix to replace the Powershot. It's a DSLR in features, but faily compact whilst not sacrificing much on the quality. It's a little bigger but not much heavier than the A710!https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-w3voLUDAvR0/UGWzDbT0iiI/AAAAAAAACTE/PrcdxHaXzHo/s800/IMAG0518.jpg
I use my mobile phone for more casual snaps, but always reach for the proper camera when a picture is a "keeper"!