Photographs have never been this popular. Cameras are virtually everywhere! You’ve got one built in your laptop, two on your mobile phones and tablets, and you’ve got choices that range from the standard and compact point and shoot cameras as well as heavy and bulky digital single lens reflex cameras, more commonly known as the DSLR.
You see photos everywhere, be it in your own home, your office, and more than ever in your social media accounts with Instagram as the prime app most people with a smartphone have. With the rise of the photo taking frenzy in this generation, it’s still wise to invest on a dedicated camera to suit your snapshot-trigger-happy needs. That despite the popularity and convenience of having photos instantly uploaded online, it’s also a good and meaningful idea to still keep a dedicated camera to take photos for you to keep, to cherish, to print and to put in a frame without sacrificing quality.
Cameras remain a worthy investment
With photo sharing apps gaining more popularity than ever, the true beauty and the art of capturing photos using either a simple and compact point and shoot camera or a DSLR is sometimes set aside. However, our modern smartphones will never match the capabilities and specifications a standalone camera has. We’ve rounded up the reasons why a point and shoot camera, or a mirrorless camera, or even a DSLR remains to be a wise buy.
The main advantage cameras offer above a smartphone is picture quality. Smartphone photographs can be amazing but they aren’t as versatile as the ones compact cameras take. As renowned photographer Nigel Atherton said, “Camera phones are fine for photographing static subjects in good light but dedicated cameras are still superior with moving subjects and in low or difficult lighting. Their larger sensors ensure that image quality is better in all kinds of light, the battery life is usually better, the flash more powerful and the lenses generally offer at least 10x zoom, none of which camera phones can compete with.”
For most photographers, being able to control the zoom is an invaluable tool for composition and a way to capture a remote subject. “The key advantage for a compact camera is the true optical zoom lens capability. Some cameras reach staggering magnification factors perfect for bringing the unreachable closer without digital enhancement,” says a renowned Jessops (a British photography retail store) representative, Ian Savage.
The many features in a smartphone can cause its battery to run out much quicker - you’ve got Wi-Fi or data, games, and other apps and that’s one of the smartphone’s drawbacks. DSLRs, point and shoot cameras, and even mirrorless cameras on the other hand, can typically take 200 to 400 photos before the battery starts to run out.
The Battle: Cameras vs Smartphone Cameras
If you are a more serious photographer who wants to experiment with shutter and aperture and develop your own photography skills, it is definitely worth buying a camera, particularly with manual control and a versatile lens like DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. However, if you are the kind of person who simply wants to take photographs without sacrificing picture quality, a compact point and shoot camera is for you. The cameras in most smartphones tend to have cheaper photographic components to keep the cost down, so the pictures won’t be as good compared to DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, or even the point and shoot ones.
Choose The Ideal Camera
If you’re going to be running after kids to take their pictures, you probably don’t want a big, and bulky DSLR, but instead go for a point and shoot camera or a mirrorless one. But if you want the best, biggest, most controllable photos money can possibly buy, make sure you invest in a camera you can grow into. DSLRs offer more control and more choices in picking out the suitable lenses, and they’re capable of capturing a wider range of photos and high definition videos as well.
Indeed, the best photos come from having the right camera with you. Ultimately there are a lot of things to consider, and a lot of numbers to go over, but the key is to figure out what kind of photographer you are and be comfortable capturing the most special moments in your life. Happy Shooting!
If you find yourself in a situation where you need quick cash without going through the hassles of someone else asking for your credit history, PawnHero might just be the one who can help you get out of that rut.
Here at PawnHero, we recognize the value of prized possessions and have created a new way for people to pawn. We provide an easy, fair, and convenient way of overcoming short-term cash needs simply by using technology from having your item appraised, to getting the item to us, and getting the cash right in your bank account. We are also committed to giving back a competitive rate for your item’s worth, after they undergo a thorough inspection by our team of top-notch appraisers.
- PawnHero is an easy way to divest unwanted heirloom, gadgets with a newer model out in the market, or any of your personal items in for quick cash.
- We offer interest rates as low as 4.5% for cameras (which is half of the current rate pawnshops in the Philippines are currently offering).
- We guarantee a higher appraisal value for your items.
- We are committed to giving you a fair transaction and dislike hidden costs and penalties for late payments just like you. None of that here!
- You are free to pawn anything, from virtually anywhere as long as you have a working internet connection. We also provide free and fully insured pick up for the items you that want to pawn. (Read more here.)
PawnHero is at the helm of transforming the way people pawn items in such a way that we make it more convenient for you. Interested to pawn? Read our step-by-step guide and start turning your closet-space filler into instant cash!
Pawning made safer and more convenient.
Unlike traditional pawnshops, you can now get cash within just a few clicks! PawnHero makes it safer and more convenient to pawn your stuff as you never leave the comfort of your home. All your items are fully insured and are carefully stored in our high-security warehouse.Pawn now
Why pawn online?
Traditional pawn shops and 5-6 loan sharks charge extremely high interest rates and often have hidden fees. PawnHero, on the other hand, charges interest rates as low as 2.99% which is even lower than credit card rates. This is possible because PawnHero doesn’t maintain expensive physical outlets. PawnHero also accepts a wider selection of items other than jewellery. All of these without you needing to leave the comfort of your home.Try it now
Who’s getting cash right now?
Smartphones - Samsung - Galaxy A51 for ₱2545.40
Designer Bags - Fendi - Handbag for ₱15799.20
Designer Bags - Marc by Marc Jacobs - Handbag for ₱2545.20
Watches - Longines - Hydro Conquest for ₱5547.60
Designer Bags - Coach - Any model for ₱1545.00
What do our customers say about PawnHero?
Fast and friendly employees
Fast and friendly employees, very nice place, looks safe.
- Pawned an Oakley Sunglasses for ₱2,789.20
Successful pawning transaction
Customer service is top notch, paying off the loan and the interest is so easy with their online payment scheme and several options, my watch appraisal although it was barely used seems to be just fine. They safely seal the item. All in all it was a good, easy and hassle free transaction from pawning to returning back the item.
- Pawned a Tudor Prince Oysterdate Luxury Watch for ₱70,000.00
Personnel are prompt and courteous
Personnel are prompt and courteous. Ensure the safety and health protocols. Nice and clean office. Very competitive rates and flexible appraisal value. Good job👍👍👍
- Pawned an Omega Constellation Luxury Watch for ₱24,421.40
Very smooth transaction
Very smooth transaction. The staff are very accommodating. I was a little hesitant at first since this was my first with pawnhero but I made the right choice. Thank you Pawnhero, you're a lifesaver!
- Pawned an Omega Seamaster Luxury Watch for ₱39,075.37
Great courier service
Great courier service. Trustworthy!
- Pawned a Givenchy Pandora Designer Bag for ₱5,451.00
Very nice office
The staff are very friendly and their process is very smooth. I was a bit nervous on my way but the staff made me feel comfortable and confident. Keep it up!
- Pawned a TechnoMarine Cruise Luxury Watch for ₱6,000.19
Legit site and pawning service
Pickup is convenient and the turnaround time for assessment of item/s were more than satisfactory. The field agents that pick up your items are trustworthy. I would highly recommend this company.
- Pawned a Nikon D7200 Camera for ₱14,498.35
Highly commended for their services
1 day process only, my item got picked up after lunch and I got the cash after my item was appraised the same day. High appraisal & has the lowest interest rate compared to traditional pawnshop. Thank you Pawnhero!
- Pawned a Sony A7 Mark III Camera for ₱30,865.04
I cant say more
Got my item picked up again, I checked with the customer service why appraisal got low and she walked me through and explained the reason. Satisfied with the service as always and the courier was so mabait (kind).
- Pawned a Louis Vuitton Babylone Designer Bag for ₱14,000.00
First time to transact with them & they…
first time to transact with them & they very responsive to my inquiry..thanks
- Pawned a Chanel Le boy Flap Designer Bag for ₱75,000.00