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Sony DSC-QX100 Smartphone Attachable Lens Review and Giveaway

Erez Zukerman 26-11-2013

How badly do you want to take great photographs? Enough to tote around a dSLR with you wherever you go? While I do know one die-hard photographer who lugs her camera around wherever she goes, most of us lack the dedication. So we’re left with the camera that’s already in our pocket — our smartphone. Sadly, most smartphone photos are far from great, at least in terms of raw image quality.


So what’s a person to do? Sony thinks it has the answer, in the form of the DSC-QX100. This is $498 camera… without a viewfinder or a screen. It latches onto the screen you carry around anyway (your smartphone), and adds some truly stellar optics for results you could never get using just your smartphone.

We’re giving away a Sony DSC-QX100 after this review! So read through, then join the competition to win!

The Competition: Point-And-Shoots

The DSC-QX100 is basically a type of point-and-shoot camera. That’s quite literal at times, because it works even if you don’t connect it to your phone — so you can simply point it at something and shoot, without looking through a viewfinder to compose anything.


When it comes to raw specs, the DSC-QX100 packs a 20.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens. The lens is 28-100 mm equivalent, with 3.6x optical zoom, and an F1.8-4.9 aperture and optical image stabilization. It has a MicroSD card slot which also accepts proprietary Sony media (Memory Stick Micro), and built-in Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities it uses to talk to your phone. It weighs 179 grams (0.39 lb.), has a diameter of 63 mm, and is 56 mm tall when closed.


But really, the best way to understand the DSC-QX100 is in the context of its two closest peers in Sony’s family of cameras:

  • The DSC-RX100M II: This is Sony’s excellent point-and-shoot. Stellar image quality, and a price to match: $748.
  • The DSC-QX10: This is the DSC-QX100’s little brother, retailing for $248. It is noticeably more compact than the DSC-QX100 and offers 10x optical zoom to the DSC-QX100’s 3.6x, but is inferior to it in many other ways.

So the DSC-QX100 is right there in the middle, and for a reason: It uses the exact same optics and sensor as the RX100M II. This is good news, being a proven combo that can reliably produce some truly beautiful images. You can look at it as a way of getting the RX100M II’s important bits at a saving of $250 — but it also means it can be clunkier to use.

What’s In The Box

The DSC-QX100 doesn’t come with many accessories. The nice, circular box contains:


  • The camera
  • A lanyard attachment (very handy, given its cylindrical, slippery shape)
  • A battery
  • A smartphone attachment

And that’s about it.

Toting The DSC-QX100 Around

Even just carrying the DSC-QX100 around, you can already feel it’s all about compromises: It’s too big to fit in your pocket, but just carrying it in your hand won’t do you much good either. You need to have it connected to your phone in order to see what you’re shooting — so you end up carrying both devices in one hand, with the camera latched onto your phone.


The latching mechanism is composed of two foldable arms with a strong internal spring. Stretch the arms open, stick your smartphone in-between, and they’ll firmly grip the camera in place. When connected to a phone, the whole assembly can easily be mistaken for a point-and-shoot camera from the front — friends were quite surprised to see me pull the camera and phone apart.


Preparing To Snap: Using A Smartphone As A Viewfinder

To use the DSC-QX100, you’ll have to pair it with your phone. Before you do that, you’ll need to install Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile app, which talks to the camera. Then, if your phone is NFC-enabled (as many modern Android phone are), you should be able to simply tap the phone to the camera to automatically pair them.

Unfortunately, this did not work with my own phone, Sony’s own Xperia Z Sony Xperia Z Review and Giveaway This post is about a surprise; it's about a comeback, and about how a determined company can listen, learn, and make something beautiful once again. It's about the Sony Xperia Z, a premium, powerful, and... Read More — a phone which is supposed to be perfectly matched with the camera. This may be due to me using an alternative ROM, or perhaps because I’m using a heavy-duty case to protect the phone’s fragile glass back. Whatever the reason, to make my phone talk to the camera, I had to resort to the manual pairing option.

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This means you switch the phone and camera on, and then you have to key in a password to access the camera. This is a fairly lengthy password, and it’s written on the camera’s manual (which you may have left at home, or even chucked), as well as on the inside part of the camera’s battery cover. So you basically have to pop open the battery cover, enter the password, close it, and pair. This is supposed to be just a one-time thing, and for the most part, it is. The password was forgotten just once, at a very inconvenient moment, making me run through the clunky pairing sequence again and thus missing a shot.


Sort of like a clumsy version of the Transformers.

Clunky is indeed the operative word here: Even once you pair the camera with the phone, they still feel like two different devices attached by a flimsy, slow communication medium (ad-hoc Wi-Fi). This means the live-view often stutters, for example. And if you have a PIN-code set on your phone (as you should), you’ll have to key it in every time you switch on the screen to take a photo — a major annoyance. It’s one of those ideas that seem really awesome in advertisements, but end up feeling sort of like a clumsy version of the Transformers in your hand. Taking your first photo requires you to pull the camera out of your bag (because it won’t fit in your pocket), turn it on, unfold its legs, snap it onto your phone, turn the phone on, run the PlayMemories app, and finally, wait for it to pair (a process that takes several seconds). Hey, where did that bird go?


To be fair, you can do away with the pairing procedure and just decide to shoot from the hip, assuming you put an SD card in the camera. When you take the phone out of the equation, it’s just a matter of switching the camera on, aiming it at something, and clicking the shutter button. Yes, the resulting photos often look just like what you’d be expecting.


Taking The Picture: Terrific Image Quality Fights Timing Woes

Once you have the phone paired with PlayMemories, the fun part starts: You can finally take some pictures. Slight lag notwithstanding, my phone’s 5-inch 1080p screen made for a very good viewfinder. PlayMemories offers reasonable control over the camera, including optical zoom and shutter speed (though the camera features hardware buttons for both), and more important, tap-to-focus. You can press any area of the preview image, and the camera immediately brings it into focus. The fast 1.8/f lens (at its widest setting) means you can create satisfyingly narrow depth-of-field on many shots.

After uncomfortably carrying the camera around and enduring the pairing procedure, taking the first photo is like a breath of fresh air. It’s truly an a-ha moment — now you see what it’s all about. The DSC-QX100 is no toy: Photos you take with this camera can be virtually indistinguishable from those taken with your average dSLR. The focus is sharp, the colors pop, and the whole thing leaves even the best smartphone cameras miles behind in terms of image quality. With a much bigger lens/sensor combo, it’s not even a fair fight — but that’s the point, really.


In terms of composition, the camera’s detachable nature opens up some very interesting options. The Wi-Fi data connection doesn’t require the camera to be touching the phone, so you can dismantle the two while keeping the software paired. You can then hold the phone at a comfortable, steady viewing angle, while waving the camera around, pivoting it, putting it right on the ground, and exploring all sorts of vantage points from which you would not normally be able to view the screen. This disconnection between screen and lens is a strange feeling at first — composing takes some getting used to — but it works.


What doesn’t work quite so well is timing. If you’re used to the immediacy of a dSLR when capturing action shots, prepare to be disappointed: The Wi-Fi connectivity simply does not allow for such a low lag. There’s a very slight lag between the action and what you see on the screen, and then another tiny lag between pressing the shutter button on the screen and the moment the camera snaps the photo. These two lags are enough to spoil many action shots. The camera’s built-in shutter button helps, in that it snaps the photo immediately — but you still have to look at the screen to see what you’re shooting, so that lag isn’t entirely eliminated.

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Another thing that can be quite important to some shutterbugs is that there is no flash on the DSC-QX100, nor does it interface with your phone’s built-in flash. The fast lens makes up for it in most indoor situations, and flash shots most often look terribly washed-out and unattractive anyway, but that’s one thing to note. Not a serious disadvantage in my opinion (I hardly ever use the flash on my Canon 600D).

Sharing is Caring: Made For Food Porn

You can decide what the DSC-QX100 does once you snap the photo: It can keep the photo on its internal microSD card and move on, but it can also copy a 2 MB “preview image” to your phone, and even copy the entire full-resolution image. While that latter option is not very practical, copying the preview image to your phone works very well, and is one of the strongest selling points for the DSC-QX100. Copying takes about two seconds, and you find yourself looking at a shot that was very obviously not taken with a smartphone, even if the subject is something as mundane as a cup of coffee.


From there, you can use whichever app on your phone to edit the image, and of course, share it with the world. Once the image is on your phone, the DSC-QX100 steps out of the picture — you can Instagram as usual, only with far, far better photos than you would otherwise have. In practice, it feels kind of like having a super-camera on your smartphone. The photos were not too large to edit with Snapseed How to Use Snapseed: 10 Tips for Better Snapseed Photo Editing Snapseed is a free photo editing app that helps you get the best out of your photos. Use these Snapseed tips for best results. Read More , and being able to instantly share them with friends definitely added to the experience.

I did get some puzzled looks, but mainly because the whole scene looked like I was inspecting my steak with a tricorder.

We all know that Instagram was actually made for taking photos of food (right?), and this is another place where the camera’s compact nature and odd form factor comes in handy: You can detach it from your phone and hold it right up against your dish without it looking like you’re taking a photo of your food. Mind you, I did get some puzzled looks, but mainly because I took my time and the whole scene looked like I was inspecting my steak with a tricorder.


A Compromise Few Photographers Could Truly Love

The DSC-QX100 is a complex device, and not just in terms of specs. It pits cutting-edge optics and a truly connected experience against lag and clunky ergonomics. It is a truly bold and innovative attempt by Sony, and is unlike any other camera I’ve used before. Sadly, blazing its own experimental path also means the DSC-QX100 sometimes stumbles.

While I must applaud Sony for its adventurous spirit, I would be hard pressed to recommend the DSC-QX100 as an everyday device. It makes for a neat showpiece, for sure, but it is one of those products that seem much more tempting in a TV commercial than when you’re fumbling around with it trying to snap a quick picture of your kid.

Our verdict of the Sony DSC-QX100 Smartphone Attachable Lens:
Do not buy. save up just a little bit more, and go with the universally celebrated RX100M II.
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  1. Muhammad Safwan Sidek
    December 7, 2013 at 8:08 am

    The smartphone camera will improve vastly and maybe one day replaces the need of using digital camera.

  2. Aditya Bhatt
    December 7, 2013 at 5:33 am

    Yes it will sooner just look at latest Lumia series.

  3. Wanda Bergman
    December 7, 2013 at 1:32 am

    I think the quality of the photographs will get crisper all the time.

  4. Daniel Ibarra
    December 6, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    I think the resolution game will give way to better imaging technologies. I imagine better contrast and low light performance, richer and truer colors, as well as better depth perception and imaging. As more tech becomes available that geotags and adds supplemental data, I imagine that the same information will either be embedded in the photo data much like today or possibly be displayed in the forefront or sidebar area of pictures taken with smartphones.

  5. Molnar I
    December 6, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    how the hell could I know?

  6. Paul
    December 6, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    capture videos for augmented reality viewing

  7. Simona
    December 6, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    I think that smartphone will replace point-and-shoot cameras, but not with gadgets like this one... I think there would be a general improvement of built-in cameras

  8. Molnar O
    December 6, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    as long as it smartphones can't shoot things playable on the holodeck I don't care

  9. Meg
    December 6, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    in two years, smartphones would probably enable exceptional low light shooting with multiple features to edit images

  10. teotsi21
    December 6, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    it will improve a lot, with epic video.

  11. June D
    December 6, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    It only takes a short time to improve upon an idea. Less gimmicky phone camera tablet all in one.

    • Avish K
      December 7, 2013 at 5:37 am

      I have no clue :S

  12. Cesar
    December 6, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    yes.. i hope soo..

  13. Ahmed
    December 6, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    It will become much more technologically advanced.

  14. Haley Q
    December 6, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Phone will replace a lot of features of a camera and probably better resolutions.

  15. Anna Marie Marigomen
    December 6, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    There will be gradual increase in resolution or pixel. New features to come up.

  16. Ang Hwee Shan
    December 6, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    3D Picture

  17. Hanry Alansyari
    December 6, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Probably just increased resolution and new features

  18. LisaB
    December 6, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Realistically, probably just more increases in resolution and maybe flash. Wouldn`t it be amazing if we could get low-light capability?

  19. Milan
    December 6, 2013 at 11:48 am

    looking at samsung galaxy Zoom .. we can say we won't be needing a seperate camera in 2 years ....

  20. Roman Savchuk
    December 6, 2013 at 8:51 am


  21. Jason
    December 6, 2013 at 8:06 am

    I think we'll see more focus on the phone as a camera.

  22. Blake LeBlanc
    December 6, 2013 at 6:28 am

    Higher pixel count like the Lumia 1020

  23. nimish s
    December 6, 2013 at 4:52 am

    Smartphone photography will improve next 2-3 years with just increase in pixels and more software features. They wont focus on flash improvement or even low light shots.

    It wont replace digicams for sure. people who use digital cameras know they are better in low light and flash

  24. Jake B
    December 6, 2013 at 4:13 am

    I think there will be cell phones with capability to take pics and print them 8 x 10 at least going to be amazing

  25. Anonymous
    December 6, 2013 at 3:53 am

    Digital cameras will no longer exist. I do miss the 35mm

  26. Gurjot S
    December 6, 2013 at 3:16 am

    Will surely replace my camera lol. ...

  27. Subraya Assoldekar
    December 6, 2013 at 2:57 am

    The Smartphone Camera Technology will improve so that it will come at par with the Semi-Professional DSLR Cameras with no Noise and Good Clarity.

  28. lynn
    December 6, 2013 at 2:25 am


  29. Jay
    December 6, 2013 at 2:04 am

    megapixels will increase dramatically

  30. Ryan
    December 5, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    I think we will be seeing more interchangeable lenses, we would be seeing only few people with DSLR's because phones can perform good enough. Just like how the lumia can sync with external flashes

  31. Kevin L
    December 5, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Not sure what advancements we'll see but defo seeing the end of digi cameras etc other than the hardcore pro's use of.

  32. Kaushik Medhi
    December 5, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Undoubtedly, Smartphone camera will improve in next 2-3 years replacing Digital Cameras. People might ignore to purchase a Digital camera in the near future.

  33. James Katkus
    December 5, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    leaps and bounds

  34. Victor Perez
    December 5, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    It would be extreme in clarity!

  35. Charlz Vic Perez
    December 5, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Cameras now being used will go bankrupt

  36. Victoria Jose
    December 5, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Better than expected!

  37. Elisabetta S
    December 5, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    It's going to replace the camera.

  38. Dulf A
    December 5, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    “Taking photos with smartphones and editing them with apps is like cooking with cheap ingredients and a lot of artificial flavoring,” said Canon spokesman Takafumi Hongo. “Using interchangeable-lens cameras is like slow food cooked with natural, genuine ingredients.”

    The company will have to work harder to make more people see the value in the latter kind of cooking, he said.

  39. ifigeneia
    December 5, 2013 at 2:31 pm


  40. Zyra Anne Perez
    December 5, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    They will replace Megapixels with a new unit of measurement.

  41. Emilie Proctor
    December 5, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Well it has improved tremendously in the last 2-3 years so it's hard to imagine 2 more years. Could be amazing!

  42. Akshay Lakhmani
    December 5, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    yup, obliviously smartphone camera will be improve in next 2-3 years

  43. Taylor H
    December 5, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    In 2-3 years smartphone cameras with better software will improve picture quality results but nothing will replace big moveable lenses yet.

  44. Frank
    December 5, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    voice activated

  45. Jaafar Husin
    December 5, 2013 at 11:17 am

    They will just get better and better... and smaller and smaller.

  46. Alison
    December 5, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Fewer selfies, maybe?

  47. Alan
    December 5, 2013 at 9:26 am

    I can't see smartphones going much beyond where they are now. I think the photo quality will improve and video quality will improve but they will never approach dedicated cameras in quality.

  48. Judith S
    December 5, 2013 at 8:17 am

    I am hoping it gets better and they improve the zoom capabilities.

  49. Daniel M
    December 5, 2013 at 2:59 am

    get better for sure

  50. Bill
    December 5, 2013 at 12:02 am

    better lens and software.

  51. Victoria Kabungulu
    December 4, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    I think smart phone cameras will be the equivalent of point and shoot cameras, hopefully camcorders, and (fingers-crossed) DSLR's.

  52. Daniel G
    December 4, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Smartphone photography in 2-3 years will reach the level of high-end compact cameras photography.

  53. Paskal
    December 4, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    In 2-3 years there will be more powerful smartphone camera feature, such as higher sensor, and better night time image capture.

  54. aleka
    December 4, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    massive pixel analysis

  55. Paul
    December 4, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    smartphones will replace the simple point and shoot cameras on the market but not DSLR's.

  56. Shannon B
    December 4, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    lens options will improve

  57. Jerry Henderson
    December 4, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    I stopped using my 35mm SLR years ago, and need a good DSLR, but haven't been able to afford one.

    This looks like it may be a satisfactory replacement, without being quite so bulky.

  58. Hailey
    December 4, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    better picture, bigger picture and more lens options.

  59. Roger Strong
    December 4, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Better sensors

  60. mindy cole
    December 4, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    will improve alot

  61. Dana
    December 4, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    At the rate and pace that smartphones are improving I can't fathom how far photography will come

  62. Jeff R
    December 4, 2013 at 12:29 pm


  63. Stephan H
    December 4, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    No clue. :)

  64. Nora P
    December 4, 2013 at 8:26 am

    better optics

  65. Phil H
    December 4, 2013 at 8:12 am

    In 2-3 years there will be slight improvements for low light situations.

  66. Lorenzo
    December 4, 2013 at 7:27 am

    I don’t think so!

  67. Ariosto
    December 4, 2013 at 3:40 am

    ofcourse yes... It will develop!

  68. Kelli A
    December 4, 2013 at 3:17 am

    Improved, better optics

  69. Rohan
    December 4, 2013 at 3:15 am

    Hopefully much more for the better.

  70. Sourav
    December 4, 2013 at 2:48 am

    We won't need the stand-alone point and shoot cameras.

  71. Dave Metcalf
    December 4, 2013 at 12:55 am

    Better optics, pixel counts, truer color, smaller and cheaper

  72. Joseph Mark
    December 3, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Yes it will definitely improve!

  73. Curtis
    December 3, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Better optics

  74. saphichan
    December 3, 2013 at 9:42 pm


  75. Slawomir Cwiek
    December 3, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    I don't think so!

  76. Daichi Kusunoki
    December 3, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    We'll probably get phones literally integrated in a digital camera
    Oh wait they've already been made

  77. Mike Brownlow
    December 3, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    We will probably see a lot more things like this, Samsung will more than likely jump on this train really soon. These will get faster connectivity and then will probably transition into slimmer phone cases and things like that.

  78. Tomasz J
    December 3, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Yes, of course.

  79. Dave
    December 3, 2013 at 3:16 pm


  80. Charles Mills
    December 3, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    At the rate we are going in the tech world we will no longer need manufactures of camera bags, just phone cases.

  81. Sharjeel L
    December 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    The camera lenses will get much better

  82. Mike D
    December 3, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    ... "smartphone" photography will improve over the next 2-3 years in the same way that it has over the PAST 2-3 years: whichever way gets CHEAPER! ie: smaller and bigger (smaller phones, bigger pixel counts as the usual miniaturization continues - must be a "limit" somewhere, but doesn't appear that we've hit it yet!)

  83. Ivan
    December 3, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Better pictures in the dark

  84. Mary W
    December 3, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Cameras will become more responsive to user inputs through voice and touch.

  85. yenny hoo
    December 3, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    People are more willing to bring out their smartphones because it's lighter, and easier to be pulled out when that special moment worth taking picture of comes. And as their standards are getting better, there's a high chance it will overtake DSLR

  86. Harold G
    December 3, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    we won't need a camera anymore to take great professional pictures

  87. Mary S
    December 3, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    The quality will continue to improve

  88. Iain Simmons
    December 3, 2013 at 11:46 am

    I think improvements in small camera sensors will make a huge difference, as well as better and/or dedicated image processors in smartphones. That, and at some point software will come so far as to overcome whatever limitations are imposed on smartphone cameras.

  89. Nirmal
    December 3, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Smartphones will go head-to-head with SLRs.

  90. Jarrid Smoot
    December 3, 2013 at 10:25 am

    I think it will take over completely with devices like this coming out!

  91. Sanjay Maharjan
    December 3, 2013 at 10:07 am

    through continuous research and developing supporting chips.

  92. Siddharth Kansara
    December 3, 2013 at 9:30 am

    they'll grow more in terms of quality than size of the picture

  93. walter
    December 3, 2013 at 9:14 am

    i think the quality of smartphone's camera will get really close to that of a good digital camera, but will probably never be nearly as good as the best ones.

  94. Syed Hasan
    December 3, 2013 at 8:55 am

    They will be able to take almost perfect pictures, but will never outpace a DSLR

  95. catrina murray
    December 3, 2013 at 8:48 am

    They are definitely superior!

  96. Francis
    December 3, 2013 at 8:26 am

    Smartphones will just have mediocre camera compared to dedicated ones. It's their purpose to be there when the moment comes, instead of pulling out a gigantic SLRs.

  97. RBB
    December 3, 2013 at 6:30 am

    I am expecting better detachable lenses.

  98. Haryo
    December 3, 2013 at 6:24 am

    better and still improving...

  99. Thom
    December 3, 2013 at 5:51 am

    MEMS cams and constant recording will document our lives more than ever.

  100. Mary Boldin
    December 3, 2013 at 5:40 am

    I think it can only get better

  101. Raffi
    December 3, 2013 at 5:20 am

    everyone except pro photogs will use them.

  102. elinor semira
    December 3, 2013 at 5:03 am

    i think both will always improve for the coming years! ^_^

  103. Christian P
    December 3, 2013 at 4:42 am

    I don't think so. Technologies in digital SLR and even point-and-shoot cameras are also improving to provide the best image quality. Smartphones may improve its cameras, but I do not think it will surpass the power of standalone cameras.

  104. Bill
    December 3, 2013 at 4:14 am

    simply better cameras in all respects

  105. Binesh
    December 3, 2013 at 3:22 am

    There would be more refined lens-systems and even interchangeable lenses for smartphones. These will easily surpass the quality of entry-level point and shoot cameras.

  106. Ann Fantom
    December 3, 2013 at 3:19 am

    I think smart phone CCD's will have higher resolutions with better light sensitivity

  107. Shiva
    December 3, 2013 at 3:09 am

    camera lenses are now entering into the mobile phones as we can see in Nokia lumia. In the upcoming years we can expect even better photography in mobiles.

  108. dan
    December 3, 2013 at 2:50 am

    The smartphone photography will never stop improving. I foresee that in the future we can get to change the sensor on it as well!

  109. Agha
    December 3, 2013 at 2:43 am

    It's gonna replace DSLR's

  110. JD
    December 3, 2013 at 2:39 am

    likely replace all but the best cameras soon

  111. David V
    December 3, 2013 at 2:35 am

    I am honestly not sure

  112. Manoj Vihari
    December 3, 2013 at 2:08 am

    yes...there's absolute scope for improvement in smart phone cams...

  113. Nicholas Green
    December 3, 2013 at 2:04 am

    More manual control by the photographer

  114. Simon Kay
    December 3, 2013 at 12:54 am

    Camera phones will obviously make normal cameras obsolete in the near future except for professional in-studio work.

  115. Sergey
    December 2, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    yes, will be better

  116. chris
    December 2, 2013 at 10:45 pm


  117. Liju Scaria
    December 2, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Better sensors, higher resolution lenses, post shot refocus, better super-sampling algorithms etc. Basically more advanced computational photography implementations.

  118. LaKersha Gleaton
    December 2, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    I don't know if it will happen in the next few years but i suspect that the smart phone will eventually make it's way into automobiles replacing the gps trackers, maybe even on planes helping the pilots out in some way. They may even take over digital voice recorders one day.

  119. mike g
    December 2, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    I sure hope so, the phones themselves have come a long way while the cameras are lacking.

  120. Raul James Bugahod
    December 2, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    I think cameras will have greater Pixels and Ultra HD Zoom

  121. Krzysztof B
    December 2, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    I think the pictures taken by smartphones will get better and better. Now we can buy i.e. Samsung Zoom with very good camera. But The smartphone will never replace the full camera with good lens.

  122. theeban
    December 2, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    another gimmick

  123. Brian Kautz
    December 2, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Better optics

  124. Bill
    December 2, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    More Megapixels.

  125. Eric Cox
    December 2, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    I expect that even professional photographers will be taking advantage of smartphone photography in the very near future.

  126. Julie
    December 2, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    I think the phone cameras are just going to get better and better so there will be no need for a separate camera

  127. Stéphane M
    December 2, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    They will replace entry-level and mid-level cameras.

  128. mr_abaptiste
    December 2, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    The will improve but any improvement will be competing with standalone cameras. A battle the can't win or will push buyers to just a suped up standalone camera, beacuse I'm sure the prices will start to get close.

  129. Ellen O
    December 2, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    I think phone cameras will continue to improve until they really do rival DSLRs.

  130. Teresa Hartkopf
    December 2, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    I think soon phones will be doing everything

  131. SCV
    December 2, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Definitely better quality lenses.

  132. todd baker
    December 2, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    more pixels better lens

  133. Mickey G.
    December 2, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    I think smartphone photography will change in that with the tendency for smartphones and phones in general to grow more and more in size, cameras on phones will become more and more competitive in the specs realm with point and shoots and maybe even at some point provide the control of a DSLR through an attachable lens, like Sony's

  134. Cathy C
    December 2, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    I can't believe the changes and the speed of the changes I think it is impossible to even guess at the changes we are in store for.

  135. Eric
    December 2, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Definitely will replace most cameras.

  136. Van Olson
    December 2, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    I think by then it will either store or send it wherever you want, the image that is.

  137. Brian K
    December 2, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Can it?

  138. Gaurav Swain
    December 2, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    By bringing better camera sensors.

  139. kzy24
    December 2, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    More better sensor and bigger pixel I guess

  140. Jaime Brown
    December 2, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    I think that the technology is there, but probably they will make it easier to use, thank you:)

  141. Bruce
    December 2, 2013 at 4:59 pm


  142. hugo heykers
    December 2, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    will extend to professional level

  143. Mefink
    December 2, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    I think cameras will be a thing of the past.

  144. Howard M
    December 2, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    I am sure they will upgrade the quality of the lenses

  145. Kevin Lawrence Romas
    December 2, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    smartphones with aperture control, ISO and Shutter speed.

  146. Hossam El Din Mostafa
    December 2, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    I Don’t Think Its Going Anywhere Either

  147. Ruben D. Hiciano C. (@rubenhiciano)
    December 2, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Point and shoots are an endangered species. High and mid end DSLRs will only be used by professionals.

  148. Alex
    December 2, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    It will not improve much if they don't use bigger sensors because you can't change physical rules.

  149. Ladonna G
    December 2, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Yes, the technology has to get better from here!

  150. Tobias
    December 2, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Hopefully low-light images will improve

  151. Joel Trinidad
    December 2, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    smartphones will have the same function as DSLRs in the future...

  152. Renee
    December 2, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    the quality will continue to increase and ultimately eliminate the big bulky camera's

  153. Oscar
    December 2, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    We will have to wait...

  154. Trufin Razvan-Alexandru
    December 2, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    I think that this is the future of phone photography, Wireless accessories with optic zoom and wider lenses.

  155. Carlo Infante
    December 2, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    smartphones functions as DSLR's, we're going near

  156. Rebecca
    December 2, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    How much more could they really do? Other than pack on the mps!

  157. Mary
    December 2, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    I don't think its going anywhere either.

  158. Ted W
    December 2, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    it's already eclipsed digital cameras of the 90's, I see smartphones being almost as good as a true high-end 35mm soon.

  159. Drew P.
    December 2, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    In the next few years, smartphones will completely replace the point-and-shoot market. The best camera is the one you have on you, and for most of us, that would be our smartphones.

  160. S Howard
    December 2, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Smartphone photography can only get better; just like smartphones themselves have improved over the years.

  161. Stephen Cowan
    December 2, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    The lumia in general (specificaly 1020) has shown us camera's are able to take some awesome shots, in the next few years I would like to see phones be able to handle low light better, and still not lose the "fun" appeal to people who arent serious photographers (no taking selfies all day doesn't make you a pro photographer.)

  162. Dimitris P
    December 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    they wll start to shoot raw images!

  163. DanQ
    December 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    I think cameras will be integrated with cases to make a more compact, easily assessable photography system.

  164. Luís F
    December 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    i dont think its going anywhere

  165. Randy
    December 2, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    For the price of this, you might as well buy a DSLR. But I think these devices will improve with time

  166. Eugene Y
    December 2, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    It will replace compact cameras greatly

  167. George
    December 2, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    More people will be using them than purpose built cameras.

  168. Michael P
    December 2, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    It will likely improve considering the pace of improvement in smartphones. I doubt it will come close to the quality of DSLR cameras but smartphones could replace digital cameras in the near future in my humble opinion :)

  169. Teresa
    December 2, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    I think smartphone will only get better

  170. sandra williams
    December 2, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    better zoom

  171. John Espinosa
    December 2, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    I think after 2-3 years Smartphone and DSLR will compete to each other for the best shot. :D

  172. Timur
    December 2, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    It will not improve

  173. Mary Josephine
    December 2, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    smartphone with better cameras will kill the camera industry!

  174. jerry culala
    December 2, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    will surely kill the camera industry, no camera will soon be build without telephone features

  175. Cynthia C
    December 2, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    It will get better with better equipment.

  176. Linda Peavy
    December 2, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Already seeing more lenses for the smartphones. I'm guessing they'll get much better.

  177. elisa andren
    December 2, 2013 at 11:57 am

    I think it will good as DSLR :)

  178. jea smith
    December 2, 2013 at 11:36 am

    it makes it easy for everyone to take great picture at anytime...may replace a lot of the DSLR cameras

  179. Rahul Chowdhury
    December 2, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Smartphone cameras has the potential to replace many compact cameras, and one day they might do so.

  180. doe smith
    December 2, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Pulitzer Prize will be won by camera picture

  181. ?? ?
    December 2, 2013 at 10:17 am

    i think it will possible take over the place of DSLR :)

  182. Alexandru M.
    December 2, 2013 at 9:20 am

    I'm confident smartphone camers will improve, it's a big use for them and everyday they are becoming more popular, so manufacturers will have to invest in this aspect to maintain interest. Of course, they will never be as good as DSLRs but one could only hope things will get closer. :)

  183. Cristina Mocanu
    December 2, 2013 at 9:13 am

    I don't think it will improve that much but I'm sure things will advance. DSLRs and prof. cameras will still be no. 1. Nice review.

  184. curiouskit10
    December 2, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Lenses are still going to be the problem, but I'm thinking smartphones capable of huge megapixels will become less of a novelty. Importantly,they'll have an easy cloud interactivity for even people who aren't great at tech, since regardless of increasing storage, phones aren't currently well-equipped to handle photography.

  185. Bogdan Mohora
    December 2, 2013 at 9:01 am

    I don't foresee any big breakthrough but things will improve for sure. Outstanding review, as usual and thanks for the giveaway!

  186. pratik doshi
    December 2, 2013 at 8:54 am

    bigger sensor

  187. Mina
    December 2, 2013 at 8:26 am

    There may come a time when we will no longer need to bring both smartphone and a DSLR. :)

  188. barun
    December 2, 2013 at 6:57 am

    smartphone photography will be increase ....................

  189. Ryan
    December 2, 2013 at 5:37 am

    It will be good as the DSLR can offer!! :)

  190. Alexander
    December 2, 2013 at 4:45 am

    I think they will start being as good as professional cameras of todays technology

  191. Jo-anne P
    December 2, 2013 at 4:16 am

    they will always be improving

  192. Darrell Bowman
    December 2, 2013 at 4:07 am

    More MP, better lens. Better zoom. It'll happen....

  193. Dandy P
    December 2, 2013 at 2:52 am

    more cheap.

  194. David Reynolds
    December 2, 2013 at 2:43 am

    Smart phone photography will grow exponentially over the next 2-3 years.

  195. Ghel S
    December 2, 2013 at 1:34 am

    smartphone technology in the next 2-3 years will improve because of the technology nowadays,.

  196. Dmitriy K
    December 2, 2013 at 1:21 am

    bigger sensor, higher iso sensitivity, optical stabilization

  197. John Vincent Pedregoza
    December 2, 2013 at 12:50 am

    Changes in technology is moving very fast, with the advent of P&S-like quality and higher megapixels in smartphones, the possibilities are endless.

  198. Brenda
    December 1, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Well, what i'm seeing is that Nokia is improving that a lot.. so i can say the next gen smartphones are gonna improve a LOT.

  199. Ulpi E
    December 1, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    It will be huge... :D

  200. Linda Szymoniak
    December 1, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Oh, Smartphone photography has improved tremendously in the past few years, and I suspect will just continue to improve. I'm still amazed at what I can do with my iPhone. My daughters have no idea how lucky they are to be growing up in a high-tech time. We had a black-and-white TV with about 6 channels (most of which went off-line overnight), a party line on our telephone (which was an ugly black dial-phone with a 4' cord and we had to stay within those four feet), vinyl records, and teenagers NEVER had cars of their own.

  201. Mark P
    December 1, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    bigger sensor, higher iso sensitivity and better quality.

  202. Luta Ionut Narcis
    December 1, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Of couse it will

  203. matthew Alaniz
    December 1, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    It will always get better... In the future you will just have to put a contact lens on the camera to get better quality

  204. matthew Alaniz
    December 1, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    It will always get better... In the future you will just have to put a contact lens on the camera to get better quality

  205. Bogdan Duman
    December 1, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    higher resolutions&higher sensitivity

  206. Raul Jara
    December 1, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    I hope companies to make batter sensors instead of only care about megapixels

  207. ???????? ?
    December 1, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Engineers will find how to bring DSLR (even full-frame) picture quality to the smartphone camera. I think it might be a grid of sensors with calculated integral picture in the output

  208. Muhammad Hadi N
    December 1, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Yes! because Nokia already prove it.

  209. Anonymous
    December 1, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Increased optical zoom

  210. Shemp DeYoung (@shempgames)
    December 1, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    I think autofocus and image stabilization will continue to improve.

  211. Jay
    December 1, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    MEMS enabled sensors might help with the evolution

  212. Axel C
    December 1, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    I don't think it will improve a lot.

    There are still some limitations to the smartphones, unless you step away from the "smartPHONE" idea.

  213. Farukh
    December 1, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Because in the coming years, the smartphone will be quite cheap n everyone will be able to afford one so this attachable lens would be cool gadget to use.

  214. Dorothy H
    December 1, 2013 at 11:00 am

    In three years a smartphone camera will give similar results to this add-on at no or little additional cost.

  215. Pratyush Tomar
    December 1, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Future is about light field camera.

  216. Igor
    December 1, 2013 at 8:40 am

    I am a photographer, and I'm interested in using this :p

  217. viesis
    December 1, 2013 at 7:51 am

    I think int won`t change much.

  218. Jen Gering
    December 1, 2013 at 6:03 am

    Better zoom options, more editing and sharing options

  219. jennifer gering
    December 1, 2013 at 6:01 am

    I think there will be more editing options built in to the camera.

  220. Sherry Conrad
    December 1, 2013 at 5:42 am

    Dramatically- with higher resolution, more pixel count.

  221. CCicilia
    December 1, 2013 at 3:52 am

    Obviously, yes!

  222. Deidre A
    December 1, 2013 at 2:26 am

    Cameras are more and more being obsolete BECAUSE of smartphones.

  223. Sahil
    December 1, 2013 at 1:40 am

    With the emergence of mirror-less cameras the smartphone camera industry will bloom even more in the upcoming years

  224. Kim C
    December 1, 2013 at 12:40 am

    I think it will become less clunky with visibly better pictures.

  225. Morrison
    December 1, 2013 at 12:20 am

    The megapixel ratings will get better, perhaps catching up to dedicated digital cameras.

  226. Dave
    November 30, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    I think it already hit some kind of plateau, so it won't change much.

  227. Robert A
    November 30, 2013 at 9:35 pm


  228. Bogdan Popa
    November 30, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    I think that smartphone photography will improve by 2 times in the next 2-3 years!

  229. Mahesh K
    November 30, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Hardware and software both are improving

  230. Sergey E
    November 30, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Of course will improve, progress is not in place.

  231. Igor
    November 30, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    yes, to win

  232. Sherry k
    November 30, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    I think It will keep getting better.

  233. ryan j
    November 30, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    With tech like this coming out more and more every aspect is enhancing already and will continue on this path

  234. Igor S
    November 30, 2013 at 6:20 pm


  235. AlexOFF
    November 30, 2013 at 6:02 pm


  236. Marlene V.
    November 30, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    I think the camera will become obsolete as smart phone cameras continue to improve on picture quality

  237. Adrian
    November 30, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    As long as smartphones continue to get thinner and thinner i dont think there will be much progress in the direction of photography.. simply not enough space for a larger ccd/cmos or a proper lens.

  238. Rory
    November 30, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    better quality quicker focus/shutter speed

  239. Lauren
    November 30, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    obviously will be much better

  240. Víctor Cima
    November 30, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    I think we'll keep thinking that more megapixels are more quality

  241. Nicole L
    November 30, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    better zoom

  242. ???? ?
    November 30, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Resolution of the image sensor will be higher than 40 megapixels.

  243. Ron A
    November 30, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Higher megapixels and more optical zoom.

  244. Bogdan
    November 30, 2013 at 12:47 pm


  245. Mykhaylo T
    November 30, 2013 at 11:58 am


  246. Aleksandr C
    November 30, 2013 at 11:57 am

    All will be much better then now!

  247. Jan
    November 30, 2013 at 11:42 am

    That is nice a smartphone and a good camera. Very useful

  248. ?????? ??????
    November 30, 2013 at 11:40 am


  249. ?????? ??????
    November 30, 2013 at 11:38 am


  250. Patrick
    November 30, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Digital zoom quality will improve in the following years.

  251. Dmitriy S
    November 30, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Mirrorless camera technology

  252. shafay
    November 30, 2013 at 11:04 am


  253. Gaurav
    November 30, 2013 at 10:58 am

    No........ phones are only phones........ Cameras are the real photo capturing devices//////////// :)

    • Marko
      November 30, 2013 at 1:20 pm

      It is betterthan any phone camera.

  254. Antony
    November 30, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Sensor size has already reached a very good value. Shake free easy shots will be offered. More optical zoom without the phone getting bulkier. Xenon flash in a thin phone. Quick and accurate autofocus.

  255. Melissa Mazzur
    November 30, 2013 at 10:51 am

    smaller cameras with more capabilities

  256. Von Adam Martinez
    November 30, 2013 at 9:59 am

    smaller having the capabilities of bigger sensors, bigger aperture and not necessarily pixel count

  257. John B
    November 30, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Focusing less on pixel count and more on DR and better ISO capabilities.

  258. Jo M
    November 30, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Im hoping someone is already working on removing the duckface in photos..

  259. Edmund S
    November 30, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Bigger sensors (not necessary pixel count) and more powerful ISPs for much better pictures.

  260. Ronald Robles Osorio
    November 30, 2013 at 9:04 am

    as photography via smartphone simply crops the image, to get really crisp images you have to use hardware of-course, now some smartphones had already started to upgrade their hardware to make their phones shoot better (i.e. Samsungs Galaxy S4 Zoom, Galaxy Camera, etc) this option by Sony is quite interesting as well as it can be use as an attachment, a better option for techie guys who doesnt want big bulky cameras.

  261. Peter H
    November 30, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Smartphone cameras will impove in software capabilities to give you the quality images.
    Not enough to replace big cluncky lens.

  262. Beneta
    November 30, 2013 at 8:27 am

    The smart phones will be as good if not better than some of the cameras that will be available.

  263. Tenley Erickson
    November 30, 2013 at 7:53 am

    I can only imagine...I am sure stabilizing will be better. We will probably see sharper images and increased manual control.

  264. Arvin
    November 30, 2013 at 6:56 am

    Mirrorless camera technology in the smartphone.

  265. Sheveen S
    November 30, 2013 at 6:44 am

    mobile technology is being developed even as we speak. more than that , the camera and the image quality is very advanced when compared to earlier image quality. smartphone photography is becoming the new trend of Digital Imaging. This specific category called SmartPhone Imaging , as I think will be more advanced and developed in another 2 or 3 years.

  266. Jimmy A
    November 30, 2013 at 5:12 am

    Smartphone technology is already improving, in terms of the megapixel size, the flash, and the focus options. Where I believe it will improve and where I think it needs to improve is giving the user more options for controlling ISO, shutter speed, and f-stop. That way, smartphone photographers will have more control over the results of their images and they don't have to rely on filters as much.

  267. Nathan Chan
    November 30, 2013 at 4:42 am

    Better, cheaper sensors and optics will improve smartphone photography

  268. Sharon
    November 30, 2013 at 4:37 am


  269. Janel M.
    November 30, 2013 at 4:25 am

    Better zoom, macro, wide angle.

  270. Anukul Sangwan
    November 30, 2013 at 4:11 am

    We'll see not higher megapixels, but higher quality shots within the same megapixels, like bigger pixel size; HDR+, better stabilizing and stuff like that.

  271. Baxter
    November 30, 2013 at 4:06 am

    It will overtake point and shoots...

  272. Marg OConnell
    November 30, 2013 at 3:57 am

    I think in 2-3yrs all smartphones will have the same caliber lenses that most basic point & shoot cameras have now. The need for an attached telephoto or other camera lens will no longer be an issue.

  273. Phillip Austin
    November 30, 2013 at 2:51 am

    Give Me The Visual Poetry Of Optical zoom

    And I'm - A Happy Man

  274. Gaurav Bhargava
    November 30, 2013 at 2:08 am

    Products would be smaller and cheaper and quality would be much better.

  275. Lucille L
    November 30, 2013 at 1:22 am

    Low-light handling and zoom capability should improve dramatically.

  276. Mickole Ballouq
    November 30, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Devices like these will just get better to attach to our smartphones.

  277. Insaf Khan
    November 30, 2013 at 12:01 am

    The revolution has already occurred, take for example the nokia lumia series

  278. Jasmin Jat
    November 29, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    There's always a room for improvement..

  279. Vaj Castro
    November 29, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    The camera will be better. My guess is they would improve low light shots and a larger sensor

  280. Lori R
    November 29, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    most people I know use their smartphone for photos now. Maybe they will make a printer to hook your phone to.

  281. Jenny
    November 29, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Of course! Everyone who uses a smartphone uses it as a camera.

  282. Brad M
    November 29, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    If phones had optical zoom, it'd be awesome

  283. rufrank
    November 29, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Products like this will meld the camera and smartphone into a viable combo product

  284. Jason England
    November 29, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    I think it'll go the way of Nokia where you can optical zoom into photos

  285. susan
    November 29, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    it will continue to grow

  286. Neil T
    November 29, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Every year the quality of smartphones seem to jump by 15-20%. We're likely still a WAYS off before smartphones can take on DSLRs (without some sort of external addon) but its hard to see why people buying point and shoots much longer.

  287. Kendall S
    November 29, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    more pixs will be give to the came

  288. Don E
    November 29, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    The biggest limits now are shutter lag and low light performance. Fix the shutter lag problem first, but continue to get better in low light.

  289. Jayne Sullivan
    November 29, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    A camera with a zoom in facility.

  290. Frank
    November 29, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    It will get better

  291. Andy G
    November 29, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Thanks for the give away

    Smartphone photography will become the norm in the next 2 to 3 years ash the mobile cameras will approach the quality of DSLRs at a lower cost on a unified platform enabling instant sharing of the images. Stand alone cameras will become a niche pro/prosumer item in the next 5 to 6 years

  292. E.Davis
    November 29, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    All our lives will be vastly improved when I can see what everyone else is eating in higher megapixels

  293. Krzysztof Zych
    November 29, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Optical zoom would be great!

  294. Choon K
    November 29, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    It will continue to grow.. Technologies are limitless

  295. Nhan T
    November 29, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    better lenses/sensors

  296. Sheldon
    November 29, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    more megapixels

  297. Maureen
    November 29, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    The quality will continue to improve. They won't replace DSLRs anytime soon, but point-and-shoots are on the way out.

  298. Joanna P
    November 29, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Bigger sensor

  299. Ryan Swedine
    November 29, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    They're going to pack photo sensors in them that can take-in far more light. The tech will probably come from the camera in the Hubble.

  300. Rajesh G
    November 29, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    I think that adjusting focus after clicking images will come in 2-3 years to dslr.

  301. Zakka
    November 29, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Little cameras will improve immensely... Imho

  302. Dan Vaughn
    November 29, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    The sky's the limit. Serious quality HD & 3D, all kinds of bells and whistles and apps wil keep coming. Integration with glasses and earpiece cams. Even more sophisticated direct net link & upload.

  303. Jeffrey Farmer
    November 29, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    I'm hoping for optical zoom in the next 2-3 years.

  304. Thomas
    November 29, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Higher megapixel camera, better lenses, more editing options - these and more are all on the horizon!

  305. Anindito Suangga M
    November 29, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Higher resolution and more features..

  306. Bhavesh S
    November 29, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Thank you for organizing such awesome giveaway.
    Hope for the best.

  307. Antonio I
    November 29, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    bigger sensors is what we hope to see in next gen smartphones!

  308. Jerri
    November 29, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Better quality, zoom, etc..

  309. David Clark
    November 29, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Improvement: Speed of use from pocket to pushing the trigger (like an old-style pocket Instamatic), and image quality and sharpness can only improve. All in a compact size, of course. Though I'm a pro photographer, I object to slinging around a berserk collection of hardware just to get a few lifelike shots.

  310. CathyH
    November 29, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Be able to contain higher resolution files

  311. Waleed B
    November 29, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Improved zoom and crispier images, also the lighting will improve

  312. Starshadow
    November 29, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    I hope the lenses will get better and the megapixel rate will get better.

  313. Sharon Haas
    November 29, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    immage quality will improve

  314. Raúl Dubini
    November 29, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    immage quality will improve to entry dslr level

  315. herre
    November 29, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    I think they more and more become one...

  316. Celeste Holloway
    November 29, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    digital zoom improvements, better distance shots

  317. Sudhanshu
    November 29, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Smartphone photography will improve as we will be able to click pictures with many more megapixels of camera and different modes and it will be very difficult to tell wether the picture is taken from a phone or a dslr

  318. Mishaal F
    November 29, 2013 at 1:56 pm


  319. Mihir C
    November 29, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Better performance in terms of image processing!

  320. Mesut Yaver
    November 29, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Lossless zoom, high resolution up to 96 million pixel, improved image processing.

  321. Artur Sevciuc
    November 29, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    SRLs gonna die, digital cameras nowadays are getting better and better

  322. Ajith Sen
    November 29, 2013 at 11:49 am

    The sensors and lens will get better, making smart phone camera more sensible.

  323. Effe
    November 29, 2013 at 11:48 am


  324. Baldo S
    November 29, 2013 at 11:43 am


  325. Mike
    November 29, 2013 at 11:40 am

    I think the quality is already good enough for me.

  326. Radite P
    November 29, 2013 at 10:20 am

    The camera on many phones today have generally been above the 5-megapixel resolution, so when you have it you can already get a pretty good picture. When you want high-quality pictures, set the camera on your phone to work best as a rule the highest resolution, the appropriate ISO, white balance and more appropriate. Each phone has different capabilities so get to know well.

  327. Prabhath K
    November 29, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Camera Hardware in phones will get better.

  328. John Agwazim
    November 29, 2013 at 10:12 am

    It will be better for sure.

  329. Dirk M
    November 29, 2013 at 9:53 am

    improving the parts of the photocamera(-parts) will make it easier to shoot real good pictures.

  330. Raghu Ram
    November 29, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Larger sensor with OIS & RAW support... only way to improve

  331. Dan T
    November 29, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Better imaging chips

  332. west
    November 29, 2013 at 8:24 am

    cameras and phones will meld into one eventually

  333. Bob F
    November 29, 2013 at 8:08 am

    I think you're going to see more setups like this that are more integrated with the phones by manufacturers or a dslr that a smartphone literally snaps into and becomes the brain.

  334. Paul Yates
    November 29, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Quality will continue to improve, especially if a modular model is followed, allowing discrete phone elements (sound, vision, broadcast range, etc,) to be individually changed out or upgraded.

  335. Joanna
    November 29, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Camera raw support.

  336. Myra V
    November 29, 2013 at 7:46 am

    I believe so. Most people just use their cell phones as a camera instead of using a digi cam

  337. Surabhi Naik
    November 29, 2013 at 7:28 am

    Camera Hardware in phones will get better. Rather than equipment of this kind. Because that would be more comfortable.

  338. trudie
    November 29, 2013 at 7:19 am

    better lenses hopefully!

  339. carpus
    November 29, 2013 at 6:31 am

    Hope there will be lighting improvement in that camera..

  340. Suman T
    November 29, 2013 at 5:38 am

    I can't say.

  341. Philip
    November 29, 2013 at 4:55 am

    Optical zoom (not just digital). Maybe a DSLR with a phone instead of smartphone camera?

  342. mike K
    November 29, 2013 at 4:41 am

    Smartphone photography will replace camera photography for most users.

  343. N Nirmalan
    November 29, 2013 at 4:41 am

    Probably would be a lot more sophisticated than it is now. Interesting times ahead.

  344. Mike
    November 29, 2013 at 4:32 am

    Smartphone photography will have faster image processing and being able to take multiple pictures at different focal lengths in the next 2-3 years.

  345. Sampath S
    November 29, 2013 at 3:32 am

    Ithink yes it will be changing in the coming years. Because we have already seen 41 mega pixel camera in phones. So we should take that step has the beginning. Further more to achieve.

  346. Sean M
    November 29, 2013 at 3:27 am

    Better lenses will be the biggest improvement. No more digital zoom

  347. Brent
    November 29, 2013 at 3:24 am

    Great piece of tech. Kinda wonder about the execution though.

  348. Anne
    November 29, 2013 at 3:10 am

    I think we have no idea the technology that is in store for us for the forseeable future! And I think the smart phones are just going to keep getting much smarter.

  349. Tino
    November 29, 2013 at 2:39 am

    Smartphones cameras will not replace DSLR cameras.

  350. Abdul Rehman
    November 29, 2013 at 2:38 am

    In the next 2-3 years compact, d-slr cameras demand will decrease as smartphone would be supporting such feartures

  351. Yedavilli S
    November 29, 2013 at 2:25 am

    by having more features like zoom lenses

  352. Shyam Assoldekar
    November 29, 2013 at 1:58 am

    Smartphone Photography will improve Drastically in the next 2-3 years. More and more detachable lens systems will be made available.

  353. SsShyam Assoldekar
    November 29, 2013 at 1:57 am

    Smartphone Photography will improve Drastically in the next 2-3 years. More and more detachable lens systems will be made available.

  354. Daryle Dakis
    November 29, 2013 at 1:51 am

    Smartphone photography will definitely improve, but SLRs would still be king.

  355. Hendrawan K
    November 29, 2013 at 1:43 am

    Better pixel and augmented reality become cool

  356. cool hand
    November 29, 2013 at 1:29 am

    From the review it suggests that if Sony can just eliminate the response lag it could really compete with their conventional models...Image quality is certainly much better than what any phone can achieve alone.

  357. Tamas
    November 29, 2013 at 1:18 am

    Professional cameras will not be replaced by smartphones in the next 5 years.

  358. Wendy L
    November 29, 2013 at 1:04 am

    Better lenses and sensors , maybe zoom capabilities.

  359. BrianP
    November 29, 2013 at 1:00 am

    There is a physical limit to how good a smartphone camera can get

  360. Richard L
    November 29, 2013 at 12:30 am

    This should go well with my new Sony Xperia Z Ultra - it only comes with 8MP....

  361. Vic L
    November 29, 2013 at 12:05 am

    It will improve because smartphone is more flexible when it comes to photography and also it is portable.

  362. Rhonda C
    November 28, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    I'm not sure smartphone photography will improve too significantly over the next two to three years. Sure, the megapixels are going up big time, but the average user doesn't need 50+ megapixels for their everyday photos. Smartphone cameras now are pretty decent ... as long as you know what you're doing. :-) That all being said, I think there is certainly room for improvement as far as zoom is concerned. Optical zoom vs. digital zoom? There is no comparison.

  363. Allan Harmsworth
    November 28, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    It will continue to improve, but so will point and shoot. I assume the high end cameras will still remain as focus, speed and storage will continue to improve as well.

  364. Alex
    November 28, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    hopefully with faster shutter speeds and greater aperture range

  365. Johnny W
    November 28, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    It'll get better and better with the advent of 3D and night vision with auto-formatting.

  366. Stanthur H
    November 28, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Smart phones will soon eliminate digital cameras.

  367. Andrew Hall
    November 28, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    I think sensors will get more detail.

  368. Larry Woolley
    November 28, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    I believe smartphones camera technology will greatly improve over the next few years. However, they'll never approach the quality and versatility of DSLR cameras. They'll probably be good enough for most people. But, the true photographers and photography hobbyists will never find a smartphone an acceptable substitute for a DSLR.

  369. BC
    November 28, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Pixels will go up and low-light capabilities.

  370. jane jakins
    November 28, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    make pic better

  371. Adit Lal
    November 28, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    It should be more Dynamic as the Current market in the Professional Digital world , but as far as me i Believe the megapixel war will grow and the Stability and the color reproduction challenges can take a steep turn into good for a change

  372. Antonio R
    November 28, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Better optical zoom, better resolution.

  373. Chris K
    November 28, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Photography through a phone is commonplace. It'll include image stabilization, blur reduction, motion sense, and they'll continue to adapt these types of add-ons if the market is viable. The on-board camera will still be the more popular method for convenience, but expect higher pixel resolution and other features to make it an alternative to the dying point and shoot.

  374. JeffC
    November 28, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Smart phone manufacturers are focused on producing higher quality smart phone cameras

  375. Paul S
    November 28, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    we could end up not using separate cameras at all! Who needs one if your "phone" gives you everything?

  376. Mark Messinger
    November 28, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Bigger sensors. Nokia leads the pack and others need to follow.

  377. Mat
    November 28, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    As far a s resolution I believe it will max at about 15mp. Zoom will be the difference for future technology on the mobile platform

  378. Carol O
    November 28, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    I think pictures with phones will get better over the next few years.

  379. Juan Pedro
    November 28, 2013 at 7:13 pm


  380. Judy T
    November 28, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    I think it's going to get easier and easier for tech challenged people like myself to take beautiful photos :)

  381. Carnig Ermoyan
    November 28, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    bigger zoom factor and image stabilization

  382. steve cambridge
    November 28, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    I think we will be taking full 3D image photography.

  383. Karen A
    November 28, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Not much because there is still limitations with existing lenses of smartphones.

  384. Jayesh
    November 28, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    I think smartphones will overtake the cameras available at the moment in terms of market share. People prefer having everything on one device, and if they get the same quality on their phone, I'm sure they'll just stick to that!

  385. Greg L
    November 28, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    better sensors .. better quality but still will not rival dslr because of the sensor size

  386. Matt
    November 28, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Better resolution, better zoom and focus capabilities.

  387. Kelley Giffen
    November 28, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    I think no one will own full digital cameras anymore, it will all be smartphones/tablets. I really wish smartphone pictures matched DSLR pictures.

  388. Tate S
    November 28, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    less bulkier and sharper images

  389. paul
    November 28, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    it will get much closer to pro amera quality.

  390. Tarun Kumar
    November 28, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    would love to c this tech used 4 cctv type motion sensor wifi Bluetooth cams to help cut down crime rate in India.. can b used at all houses.

  391. Guri
    November 28, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Major Companies like Apple,Samsung,Nokia doing a lot for improving camera feature in the mobiles and i am sure one day they will get a big success.

  392. Dave Wells
    November 28, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Faster HDR, higher resolution with better low light sensitivity.

  393. Debbie Bashford
    November 28, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    I think it will get incredibly better

  394. franklin moore
    November 28, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    The wifi and nfc tech will explode onto other devices.

  395. Raymond L
    November 28, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    As technology improves, quality and resolution will improving, making this a viable option to a regular camera.

  396. M. Riyanto
    November 28, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Smartphone will make it easier for the average user to take spectacular shots but will never replace a full standard camera

  397. Cristian L
    November 28, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    to infinity and beyond

  398. Mayur G
    November 28, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    It will be changed because of the quality of technology being used in the cameras. Hoping to win this giveaway.

  399. Armando
    November 28, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Smartphone photography is going the Lytro doubt about it.
    Not in the long-run, but the technology is right around the corner, and it's something we would largely benefit from.

  400. Natalie Claire
    November 28, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    The technology will be come cheaper for everyone

  401. Asia C
    November 28, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Apps that can give photographers locations to some of the world best places to take photographs & voice commands for camera settings etc. The possibilities are endless!

  402. Rick M.
    November 28, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    WOW. I think this is beginning of a new cell phone camera revelution.

    A big problem with todays cell phone cameras are that they are getting thinning, and therefore even a bigger lens will not help much on getting higher quality pictures. However, being that it is all digital, i wonder if it would be possible to use two or more lens on the phone to create one seamless, very high quality picture. I might also help with low lighting issues

  403. RnShowMe
    November 28, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    In phone lenses and resolution will be better.

  404. Norbert G
    November 28, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Already most people use smartphones instead of cameras, only pro'a use big freakin cameras with exchangable lenses and stuff. IMHO most of us mortals doesn't need a camera anymore. In 2-3 years won't be albe to tell the difference between a smartphone photo and a pro camera photo.

  405. Mike
    November 28, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    I don't think smartphone will replay camera.

  406. Pedro Antonio J
    November 28, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    It should go to better optics and better sw for image manipulation. Gap with point and shoot will be cut.

  407. DrShowMe
    November 28, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Add ons like this product will be unnecessary in a few years as the capability will be built into the phones.

  408. Rick H
    November 28, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    What will happen to the point and shoot digital camera, as now all you need is the smart phone.

  409. Vince
    November 28, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    awesome. even better than my Brownie instamatic!

  410. Hal Jenner
    November 28, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Smartphone technology will make it easier for the average user to take spectacular shots but will never replace a full standard camera

  411. Amy Denise Flores
    November 28, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Nokia has already made a new smartphone that can provide decent photos. Eventually, smartphones may replace most regular digital cameras. I haven't used my digital camera in more than 6 years.

  412. Stewart
    November 28, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    If modular mobiles, like the recently announced Motorola Project Ara, catch on it will open up potential for upgrading the camera module according to needs and budget, freeing us from the current dilemma of going for inconvenient compromises. For me, that would be the best improvement in real terms.

  413. Kim Mace
    November 28, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    How do I think smartphone photography will improve? I think software and hardware will just keep getting better.

  414. Elena
    November 28, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Smartphone will become lighter and thinner and will be easily wearable.

  415. Denise Anderson
    November 28, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    They will put more advanced sensors and processors in the phones along with more lens advancement.

  416. Daniel Perez
    November 28, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Optics improve, lag times reduce.

  417. s a
    November 28, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Combi camera and phone of course

  418. gamps
    November 28, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    We can't fathom what advancement's in digital photography will be invented!

  419. Jose
    November 28, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    More quality and resolution, as long as the cameras industry improve too.

  420. Samuel
    November 28, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Hopefully, better image stablisation and even eventually become as good as compact cameras.

  421. Nounzein
    November 28, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    I think that smatphone will kill camera

  422. mukhi
    November 28, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    i think it's gonna improve, but will not be surprised if still falls behind what even a P&S can offer, let alone the D-SLR!

  423. Beh Han
    November 28, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    I think there might be a huge improvement in optical lens quality!

  424. Paul Wilson
    November 28, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Considerably, if it continues at it's current rate.

  425. lloyd
    November 28, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    better I tells ya

  426. Trish
    November 28, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    It'll be become more seamless, intuitive... I hope.

    November 28, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    I hope it will be getting to DSLR-quality

  428. Gord Harmatiuk
    November 28, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Today's new and improved item. Innovation never stops.

  429. Sam K
    November 28, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Smartphone photography will make a huge leap in coming 2-3 years from what it is now. Although I do not see it replacing conventional photography equipment.

  430. Cherry
    November 28, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    I think smartphone photography would be the next vampire!

  431. Adly A
    November 28, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Not really that much i think.

  432. Jacson
    November 28, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Smartphone photography will better than compact camera

  433. Aaron
    November 28, 2013 at 5:10 am

    Hopefully get better optical lens with image stabilization.

  434. Leoner G
    November 28, 2013 at 2:53 am

    Not so much...

  435. Misel
    November 28, 2013 at 1:47 am

    It'll be good enough to skip cameras most of the time.

  436. Andrew
    November 27, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Mostly more megapixels, which won't be all that useful. Perhaps there will be Lytro-like refocusing after the fact.

  437. Tina Rainford
    November 27, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Smartphones are always changing,in the future it will be implanted in the ear lol

  438. Kirk
    November 27, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Likely, instead of smart phones getting better cameras, we'll se cameras seamlessly interfacing with DSLRs

  439. Daniel Borsos
    November 27, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    More megapixels!! Not like we need them. Well... Nokia's method of using high resolution sensors to filter out noise while downscaling an image looks very appealing.

  440. Alessio A
    November 27, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    I think we have some real cameras on smartphones ... We will have the reflex on the back of the smartphone! :P

  441. Breanna Reilly
    November 27, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    I believe that smartphone photography will improve in the next 2-3 years to be able to support the demand for high quality, high resolution photographs to be taken at a moments notice without having to load and set up a professional camera set. As the world is so fast-pace and technologically advanced (and continuing to increase in these areas at a rapid speed), cameras in combination with smart phones alike will both need to keep up with this lifestyle, and in doing so, they will become smaller, more portable, quicker, capable of better quality, more memory and digital uploading as well as quick lens adaptability and greater focus ability (just to name a few possibilities). I for one (as an amateur photographer) am most definitely looking forward to watching the world of smart phone photography becoming more developed and refined.

  442. Ashraf M
    November 27, 2013 at 1:37 pm


  443. Milinda A
    November 27, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Super Device.

  444. Milinda L
    November 27, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    No need camera in future.

  445. Paulie
    November 27, 2013 at 10:21 am

    smart phones will soon be on par with the SLR's

  446. Tomas P
    November 27, 2013 at 9:10 am

    If someone manages to create a really small optical zoom lens with the quality of the current P&S cameras, smartphones will eradicate the Point and shoot category. If not, they will always be used for casual snapshots only.

  447. Julian
    November 27, 2013 at 8:28 am

    phones with night vision..recording! :X

  448. Suvadeep P
    November 27, 2013 at 6:47 am

    Yes things are changing. Camera and their features are improving. Definitely its an advantage where you can carry a gadget which can perform multiple task like shoot photos and record videos, phone calls, texting, email and so on....But professionals will still rely on SLR and there is no doubt about the fact. Improving different features on a smartphone can be termed as a strategy to improve sales figure. Technological advancement is huge and if the gadgets are not updated accordingly then who's gonna buy a same featured phone again and again. It can be termed as a win-win situation where companies are benefited by better sales figure and we are getting updated and hi-tech smartphones.

  449. Va D
    November 27, 2013 at 6:44 am

    We will be the camera, i.e cameras will be install in our eyes...

  450. Sagar Sanjeev
    November 27, 2013 at 6:20 am

    In The Next Few Years SmartPhone Will Replace The DSLR's And The Professional Camera Used By Experts

  451. Madhur
    November 27, 2013 at 6:05 am

    I think smartphone technology will improve as everyday new technologies are being discovered.

  452. Huzefa Shakir
    November 27, 2013 at 5:14 am

    Post-capture focusing. Like Lytro. It's come to Nokia Lumia and it's an amazing feature.
    Another is RAW support which is coming to Android 4.4. This will be great for those who are into serious photography.
    Features like these are the way forward for mobile photography, IMHO.

  453. Anish
    November 27, 2013 at 4:55 am

    smart phones are bcoming smartcams so pics are bound to improve over the years

  454. tim
    November 27, 2013 at 4:05 am


  455. abigail ong
    November 27, 2013 at 3:44 am

    Saw this on a TV ad so cool!! Camera and phone in one

  456. Alexander G
    November 27, 2013 at 3:41 am

    I think smartphone photography is getting better

  457. Paul P
    November 27, 2013 at 2:49 am

    It's improving fast.

  458. bang
    November 27, 2013 at 2:43 am

    It might replace some cheap camreas

  459. long
    November 27, 2013 at 2:20 am

    Level with the super expensive Len

  460. Jeff
    November 27, 2013 at 2:19 am

    yes I think it will improve

  461. Paul
    November 27, 2013 at 2:01 am

    I believe cameras on phones will stand out with features that you cannot find in a regular DSLR

  462. John D
    November 27, 2013 at 1:37 am

    Will improve, sure new technologies is at hand now

  463. Krastan D
    November 27, 2013 at 12:58 am

    not as good as this

  464. Roshan Makhijani
    November 27, 2013 at 12:55 am

    Smart phone photography is going to undergo rapid changes and improvements because photographs have become an essential part of our memory creation. It is difficult for the ordinary joe to carry or master photography as an art. So I think smart phone photography will focus on quality and on simplicity and ease of use. It will move towards a more integrated approach, where the end user clicks amazing almost DSLR quality pictures but with the smart phone. Also there is a lot of scope for new additional easy to use software that tweak and make our pictures speak a thousand words.

  465. Noelle C
    November 27, 2013 at 12:37 am

    Honestly, I'm surprised at how much it's improved just in the past few years. My first cellphone took the WORST pictures, and that was about 6 years ago, and now my photos are so clear I hardly ever get out my Canon point-and-shoot anymore!

  466. Dany B
    November 26, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    I think it will improve greatly.

  467. Keith W
    November 26, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    HIgher resolution & better low light sensitivity.

  468. Philip Clemente
    November 26, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Smartphone photography will improve in 2-3 years that it can replace point and shoot cameras :)

  469. Thor Sigurdsson
    November 26, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    I think smartphone photography will improve with lens attachments.

  470. paz
    November 26, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    this is the death toll to simple point & shoots. not exactly this form factor but something with no zoom & great optics

  471. JP
    November 26, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Lumia 1020 technology with optical zoom would be an improvement.

  472. Jayson T
    November 26, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    it will improve by incorporating bigger sensors and creative algorithms

  473. Jonathan M
    November 26, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Smartphone photogrophy will probably improve the most in the next 2-3 years through software innovation that can remove noise and artifacts that current camera phones take. That software will help even poor cameraphones take good photos.

  474. Ken X
    November 26, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Still won't compete with dslr camera.

  475. Gord
    November 26, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    It will improve greatly.

  476. Travis Faulkner
    November 26, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    I think larger sensors and more options in optical lenses.

  477. Debbie
    November 26, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    I'm a newbie when it comes to gadgets,but like everything else time brings on improvements.

  478. Ismail K
    November 26, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    So much improvements

  479. Haravind boddu
    November 26, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    I think DSLR cameras will be rarely seen. As the smartphone cameras has already come a long way n more portable n multitasking too.

  480. Radu Razvan
    November 26, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    We will se much improvements and the tech will be more powerfull.

  481. Peggy B
    November 26, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    They have already come a long way, but this is amazing. Increased MP for the future!

  482. Paul H
    November 26, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Kill the lag!

  483. Lucas
    November 26, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    smartphone photography will be the go-to tech for everyday

  484. vanja
    November 26, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    nokia started to improve mobile photography with it's lumia 1020

  485. Scott H
    November 26, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    i was reading up on this the week it came out it works with other phone as long it android or apple just got to download a app for market store or place very good would love to win it i love taken pic but never got the money to buy a good camera

  486. James
    November 26, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Smartphone photography is limited by the lenses available. I think in the next few years this will change and make smartphones more compatible with non-dslr cameras.

  487. Miguel
    November 26, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    I really hope Canon or Nikon make a better (and cheaper) competitor to the QX100.

  488. Nero T
    November 26, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    I think gadget like Sony DSC will help the smartphone photography becomes great and I hope someday we can replace our PnS with smartphone camera.

  489. Scott H
    November 26, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    i think it would inprove a lot soon it will be like a ldsr would love to win it i take load of pic and only go a samsung wave 1 that ok for pic but need something like the to make me take clear pic of my family and friends and sports i do and use it to do reviews as well

  490. Cheridene B
    November 26, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    i would love to try it

  491. Justin
    November 26, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Android was originally software made for cameras. Smart phone have already taken over the Point-and-shoot market. Maybe we will see smart phones that can shoot 4k video and take 40 MP pictures and use some-sort of optical zoom.

  492. Paul-kristjan A
    November 26, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    I would love to own this, I just got myself a new android smartphone and getting this to do the camera work would be awesome.