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external “Why Mobile Stock is the Future of the Industry” —Thoughts of a Bohemian

I organized a panel at the recent PACA (the Digital Media Licensing Association) conference around mobile photography and image licensing. I invited 4 companies representative of what is going on in this space, in an effort to show and explain that the next major disruption in the professional image licensing world will come from your mobile phone.

Everyone is now fully aware that professional DSLRs are going to be replaced by mobile phone cameras. It is just a question of time. Already, this year, there has been more phone cameras sold than point and shoots… While DSLR cameras offer much more than point and shoots, they are already threaten by the high quality files delivered by phones.

 
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  • Cinekpol

    “Everyone is now fully aware that professional DSLRs are going to be replaced by mobile phone cameras” – erm… no.
    Unless mobile phones somehow start to use Full Frame sensors (seeing speed of growth in Samsung smartphones – it actually might be possible when they go over 20″ ;) ).

    I though that this and a last year were finally a lesson to everyone that the sensor size and ergonomics DO matter. From this article I see not everyone got it.
    DSLRs are in no threat. Certainly not from phones.

  • Robert Zurfluh

    One issue I found with the article that bugs me, and I thing the author is not correct.
    The article starts off with “Everyone is now fully aware that professional Dslr are going to be replaced by mobile phone cameras”, followed by a link to an article speaking of “Consumer DSLRs dead in 5 years”.

    I can’t see professional DSLRs disappearing in 5 years, but I agree that consumer ones will decline. There will always be enthusiastic to upper end DSLR systems be available (and by always I go out on a limb, but definitely much longer than 5 years).
    While electronic innovations will continue to improve picture manipulation digitally and will make capturing pictures better with improved sensors – expecially in low light situations, good glass is still needed to get the best images. And that is not changing very quickly. And I can not see a way that portable phones will be outfitted with good glass – the sort we use in out DSLRs nowadays.

    Therefore I predict that professional DSLRs will not go away in 5 years.

  • Matt

    “Consumer DSLRs dead in 5 years”.
    Uhm, no. That’s like saying “tablets are going to kill the computer workstation”.

    * The technology may catch up, but DSLRs have more physical space to put their innards — so they can have more features and more silicon for the sensors and processors.
    * The form factor of the SLR is more stable than a smartphone.
    * There are more options for SLRs, in terms of effective lens focal length, image stabalization, shoe-mounted accessories.

    As mentioned in other comments, SLRs have good glass (fast, sharp, low distortion) and enough silicon to crank the ISO past what smartphones can do. Phone cameras will remain adequate for ‘pedestrian’ situations, but will always lag behind due to their serious size constraints.

  • Zos Xavius

    “Everyone is now fully aware that professional DSLRs are going to be replaced by mobile phone cameras. It is just a question of time. ”

    Yeah. Ummm. Ok. I couldn’t read beyond this line. What a crock.

  • SaveTheWorldGetTheGirl

    “Everyone is now fully aware that professional Dslr are going to be replaced by mobile phone cameras. It is just a question of time.”

    Consumer DSLRs, maybe. Pro DSLRs? Not a chance.

    Reading the rest of this article makes it pretty clear it was written by someone who has absolutely no idea what they’re talking about.

  • http://segmation.wordpress.com Segmation www.segmation.com

    I agree that mobile stock is the future but what do you think will replace that after the mobile phase is over?