For a professional photographer, it's his DSLR that matters the most over a smartphone any given day. However, HTC's camera expert Symon Whitehorn believes that smartphone photography will massively improve in the next 12-18 months.
Now it looks like Taiwan's HTC is on a mission to revolutionize the smartphone photography.
Speaking with Vodafone, HTC's camera expert Symon Whitehorn said that we could possibly see the end of DSLRs in the next two years.
"As smartphones have become people's primary camera, we expect more of them. That's why we've put so much investment into the camera - because smartphone cameras take the majority of our images now. We already outperform a lot of compact point and shoot cameras, but we want to approach the performance of regular cameras. Every generation of our cameras seems to close that gap," says Whitehorn
Whitehorn further said that within two years it would be impossible to find a difference between a DSLR and a flagship phone camera. Furthermore, he also included that optical zooming in a smartphone is the future, and HTC is very close to finding a solution.
"Optical zooming in a smartphone is not too far off at all for HTC. I can't give too much away, but within 12-18 months we'll see huge advances in phone optics. That's why we don't necessarily believe in doing a high-resolution, photo enlarging solution".
HTC's closest rival Samsung has been trying to revolutionize the smartphone photography in the form of the Galaxy S4 Zoom. South Korea's largest handset manufacturer is now gearing up to release the Galaxy S5 Zoom with a thinner form factor.
To be more precise, HTC is betting big on dedicated camera phones that may help the brand to stay relevant in the high-end handset market. The company recently launched the One(M8), which comes with Duo camera set up (4MP UltraPixel sensor).
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