Of the many Sony cameras available today, the A6000 is one of the more popular. This is a DSLR camera and if you compare different lens types for the A6000 with those lenses available for other cameras, you will perhaps see why. The A6000 has what are known as E lenses and these are lenses which are specifically designed with no need for a mirror which is more practical, so much so in fact that adaptors have also been designed so that the E series lenses can also fit other cameras. The types of lenses of course include the zoom, wide-angle and macro which are perhaps the most popular. Some people may be surprised that as cameras are now available on just about any cellphone and they are probably the most often used, why advances are still being made to DSLR cameras.
The answer is though that regardless of how good the cellphone cameras are or may become, they will never be able to completely replace the DSLR camera for quality of photograph. Yes people do often use their cellphone cameras but that is mainly to take happy snaps or similar shots but when it comes to serious photography, a professional photographer with their DSLR cameras are still hired. Today at weddings and at graduations, there are probably more photographs taken than there ever has been in the past. This is because everybody in the congregation or other gathering will be busy taking snaps with their phones however, at these occasions a professional photographer is also hired to take the more formal photographs. This is not to say that the cellphone cameras are no good because with today’s technology they are very good however, due to their size they have limited capabilities. One of the factors that limits their capabilities is the fact that they only have one lens and although some of the phones may claim to have a camera with zoom ability, that is really a little deception.
The fact is that a cellphone camera does not have zoom capabilities but what some can do, is enlarge the shot. As these shots are already enlarged by the camera, once developed they cannot be enlarged much further. In the case of a proper zoom lens though, the lens brings the camera closer to the subject and so can be enlarged after the photo has been produced with no limitations. The other factor that limits a cellphone’s capabilities is the size of its light sensor. Once again due to its size, a cellphone camera has a very small light sensor and that very much limits the accuracy of the photo. For example, as a cellphone camera has a small light sensor, it will not pick up all the light that is available around a subject and so will automatically engage the flash which could, in certain circumstances, ruin what otherwise may have been a good photo. As a DSLR camera has a larger sensor, plus the fact that it can be set manually, it is better for taking photos in a low light situation.