DSLR vs iPhone? Photographer Jack Hollingsworth Says There’s No Difference

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iPhonePhotography posted a video by Photographer Jack Hollingsworth, who claims that the gap between the iPhone and his expensive DSLR gear has essentially been erased, and he can’t tell the difference between shots taken with his DSLR and his iPhone.

iPP reports:  Photographer Jack Hollingsworth spent months shooting his iPhone and DSLR side-by-side on photo shoots around the world and claims the gap between the two devices is miniscule. In fact, using the iPhone made him fall in love with photography all over again. He also believes that the iPhone may go down as the most influential device in the history of photography.

Take a look at this video he created for his MacWorld 2013 presentation (above) where he explains in more detail about his new love and the next chapter of his commercial work: iPhone photography.

Our take:  While we won’t for a moment suggest that there is no difference between an iPhone and a Pro Caliber DSLR System, we’ll concur with Jack that the gap between the top of the line DSLRs and their smaller sensored mirrorless cousins has become extremely narrow.   In the case of some of the newest mirrorless cameras – like the Fuji X Series Cameras, the Sony NEX Series, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and now the Panasonic Lumix GH3 – it has effectively been closed for still images, and the capabilities of these cameras in video, autofocus performance and other features has seen them vault past the DSLRs.

The Panasonic Lumix GH3 is a game changer.  Right now, it’s the best Hybrid Photography Machine on the planet, hands down – but look for Sony, Fuji and Olympus to up their game in the coming months.  This is only the beginning…

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