Smartphone companies these
days seem to focus on one thing above all else: the camera.
With every new model released
to the public, you can be sure that the camera is one (if not the) focal point to attract buyers. It
seems like a race between companies,
if you think about it. A race on which brand gets to add as many cameras on their new phones as possible. With the promise
of ultra-high quality photographs, extreme zoom capabilities, and crisp
recording, they claim that their cameras can do it all.
Capturing the Market
Newer phones such as the
iPhone 11, Galaxy S10, and Honor 20 boast three
rear cameras and an additional one front
camera for selfie purposes. Other phones even have more than that – the Galaxy A9, Huawei P30 offer four rear cameras.
The idea is that each camera
has its own purpose; for example, one handles ultra-wide shots, while others
control the depth, zoom, and quality of the shot. Mix it all together and you
have high-definition snapshot capabilities with excellent range.
Where does it End?
The new Nokia concept tries
to go beyond – planning to create a
phone with more thanfive cameras. Yes, it seems that the
finish line for this race is still nowhere in sight. A common theme to these
phones with multiple cameras however is the soaring price tags that come with them.
One would have to wonder if
the added clarity and definition of their photographs could balance the steep prices
for the phones themselves. In the next year or two, we may even see phones with
six, seven, or even eight total cameras at their disposal. That does pose the
question however. Is this a bit of an overkill for a single phone? Is it too
impractical or too expensive for the
common consumer? What do you guys think?