The future of cameras are “phones”:
Anyways, this is what I think the future of cameras will be:
- Very small devices, that look like phones (slim, can fit into your front pocket).
- Hopefully, it will be designed first as a camera, that happens to have Android or some Internet connected capability. For example, I would like an “iPhone Pro”, that costs around $1300 USD, that has the best possible camera integrated into it. The idea is that you can shoot easily with the phone camera, and you can use ios or Android to quickly edit, process, and share your photos.
- Artificial Intelligence algorithms baked into the camera, or computational computing algorithms (Google Pixel with HDR+ or Night Sight mode is a good example).
- Improvements in the user interface to keep the camera app simple, yet customizable. Problem of iPhone is that while it is simple, you cannot customize it. The Huawei P20 Pro Phone does a better job of having both a simple mode, and a “Pro” mode.
I also am very bullish on VSCO, as a platform for photographers. Their simple yet extensive editing and processing tools are on point.
I also hope to see more color scientists and visual scientists to program better algorithms for filters, presets, and ways to render color and monochrome.
I am a huge fan of the “Vista” Monochrome filter in Google Photos, and the VSCO A6 filter for color.
The future of photography is bright and light. Don’t get left behind; stay ahead of the curve.