Please comment briefly on your reaction to these “smart” cameras.

Please comment briefly on your reaction to these “smart” cameras.
1) Yes I think this is a good direction for camera technology and I will seek one out to help me make better pictures.
86% (446 votes)
2) No I like to make settings and exposure decisions myself. I like technology but this seems to take the fun out of photograph
4% (21 votes)
3) I wouldn’t base my “buy” decision on how “smart” the camera might be, but I wouldn’t reject it out of hand just because it co
10% (50 votes)
Total votes: 517

Brad B.'s picture

Technology and software, whether it be built into the camera, or on the computer, is merely another tool in the camera bag. Tools can either enhance a picture, or degrade it. It's the person behind the camera that makes the photo good or bad.

Jorge Camacho's picture

Being an old school-type I don't rely on automation for decision making, so "smart" cameras sound more like point-and-shoots.

Donnie G.'s picture

Like it or not, the facts are that the overwhelming majority of camera purchases are made by snapshooters who have little or no interest in photography beyond capturing that once in a lifetime event (new baby, wedding, etc.)for personal use, and they want those photos to be as good as anything a pro or serious hobbyist might produce. Never mind that they don't even know to keep their fingers away from the flash and lens when they are shooting, these folks spend lots of money on their miracle toys. Money that helps to keep the cost of our serious equipment affordable. So I'm all for smart cameras for the masses. Keep em happy and keep em spending, so maybe one day the price of that EOS 5D , which I must have, will finally come down to a point that a "real photographer" can afford.