Country Images Magazine North Edition November 2017 - Page 71

Another circumstance where we would want something better than a smartphone camera is in low light situations. In this case, again, it depends on your smartphone to an extent, that is, if yours is relatively new and top of the line, it might be relatively good at night. Again, better than the simplest "point and shoot" cameras out there. Low light situations Now, what exactly do I mean by low light situations? Leaving aside the night, I'm talking about general interior photos, inside your house, school or offi ce. Unless there are big windows and its a fairly clear day, most of the time you will notice that the camera renders really poor quality images, this is because there is not enough light in the ambient for it to capture correctly. Th is is especially notorious when we are trying to take photos of little children, pets or anything that is not still. Th ese photos are blurry most of the time, and it is a shame that we are trying to preserve a memory only to fi nd out that not even their faces are clear. How can we sort this out? Well, in this case we need a camera with a larger sensor. Allow me to explain. In the days of fi lm, the area that received the light through the lenses was known by its size. 35mm, for example, was the most widely adopted. Because the cameras were relatively small (the size of a current DSLR) compared to the larger bodies of cameras that are now used only by professionals (medium format). And so, in this digital age, the format size was preserved, and this is why the largest DSLRs have this exact size in their sensor, whi