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by Bart Arondson

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Dec
26
comment How long until a point-and-shoot becomes obsolete?
Obsolete may have been a poor choice of word. However, my thinking is that an "obsolete" camera is worse than an "obsolete" computer. An old computer may very well perform the same tasks as a new model, just at a slower pace. You only get one chance to snap a photograph, and only get the data the camera you use is capable of recording. If people are getting hung up on the word obsolete, maybe the better question would have been "is a new point-and-shoot almost guaranteed to take better photographs than a X (in my case 5) year old model?"
Dec
26
comment How long until a point-and-shoot becomes obsolete?
Hadn't considered the smartphone as a replacement idea. I feel like a smartphone isn't yet a point-and-shoot replacement, although almost certainly will be in the near future. I'm a beginner though, so I'll definitely explore this option. As I stated in another comment, obsolete may have been a poor choice of word. However, unlike an old computer which can likely perform the same tasks as a new one but at a slower pace, you can't add information to a photograph taken by an old camera.
Dec
26
comment How long until a point-and-shoot becomes obsolete?
Excellent point. One point I'll make is that with computers, you can likely perform many of the same tasks, but at a slower pace. I guess my thinking, and reason for the question is that with a camera you're taking a snapshot of time, so you only get one shot, and only get whatever bits the camera is capable of recording. You can't add information later (as far as I know). Obsolete probably wasn't the right word choice, but I think you get my point.
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25
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Dec
25
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