1. A DSLR won't fit in your pocket/purse.
2. A DSLR won't post a photo to Instagram or Facebook.
3. A DSLR doesn't have apps like Snapseed or Perfectly Clear available.
Nothing can be done about 1, but there is no reason that a DSLR could not do 2 and 3.
A point I've been trying to make as well. Camera manufacturers are behaving like dinosaurs when it comes to social media and connectivity.
Said it before and will say it again – it's pathetic that no manufacturer has produced a DSLR that gives the professional photographer a fighting chance to post pictures from the wedding before the guests do with their iPhones.
We expect brides to pay thousands of dollars for a wedding photographer and then the pictures on her Facebook page are a bunch of shots from camera phones because they can be uploaded instantly.
Until a paid photographer has the tools to post pictures straight to a customer's Facebook from the back of the camera, manufacturers are failing their customers.
Yeah, and a lens on the back for selfies too please?
I do hope this was a post made with sarcasm in mind, if not can I just say ?
Any photographer who hopes to make a living in the business needs to be mindful of what the customers want. Like it or not, many customers want and expect instant gratification. They have grown up with social media being the primary form for sharing photographs.
If you have not met someone who carries their entire family album on their phone, you live a very sheltered life.
I'm merely suggesting that competitive photographers tend to be mindful of their customers desires, and camera manufacturers who hope to serve their customers (photographers) need to make that easier to do.
I used a wedding photographer as an example, but there are many others. A sports photographer shooting a high school game, a photographer covering a breaking news event, almost any situation where the photographer needs to get an image posted (which is today's equivalent of publication) quickly.
Let's imagine a little story: A state legislative committee is conducting a hearing on a controversial measure. The hearing room is packed. The "professional" photographer is clicking away at the person at the witness table. Someone else pulls out an iPhone and snaps a few pictures. The iPhone user then uploads the pictures to his Twitter feed.
The "professional" photographer goes back to the office, where he is met by his editor who says, "never mind, we already posted a picture that some guy took at the hearing and put on his Twitter feed. Oh, and the publisher has decided that it will be cheaper to just give iPhones to the reporters covering these things in the future. That means we don't need the photo staff, so here's your two week's severance pay."
Perhaps you are so successful and confident that your customers will gladly and patiently wait for the pictures you shoot, but I strongly suspect that there are many photographers out there that need the competitive edge that having the ability to edit a few shots in camera and post them to a client's social media in real time would give them.
Obviously, there is nothing that compels anyone to use the features if they become available, but manufacturers are not serving their professional base if they can't offer this simple and ubiquitous technology to their customers.