I love my Canon 7D. When I take photographs and sit down and process them, I come up with a photo how I saw it and want others to see it. Not just for what it was, but for what I feel and want to express. When I'm out storm chasing I see beautiful things. Skies, clouds, countrysides that are not only jaw dropping but they bring you back to a time when everything seemed new and the world was a simpler more quiet place. This is where my camera comes in, and the glass that comes with it of course. It builds a world that makes me feel what's in it.
Here's what I wish it could do. DSLR's are being caught up to very quickly by the smartphone market. It seems like every six months a new phone is released and it has an upgraded camera that takes panorama 40 megapixel shots and can be instantly shared with an audience on Facebook, Twitter, or social media of your choice.
My camera takes photos, then I have to get home or wherever I stop for the evening that I have to get the images off of the camera, then I have to upload them for processing, then process, then release. In storm chasing and in journalism in general there is a small window of opportunity to get a photo out quickly. A tornado touches down, someone who can get a quick decent shot with a smartphone has it out to the masses instantly. I have to wait and release photos after the fact. By that time, my photos have become old news. Many that I process will be lasting images that will stand for many years to come. But, there is a need to be able to snap a quick photo and share it. This is what I wish my DSLR could do.
So, camera makers, if you are reading this please start moving in the direction of the instant share. I believe there is a market for having both a professional DSLR combined with the capability of taking an unprocessed photo and connecting it to a cell phone tower or Wifi and sharing instantly. I understand some of the new cameras are capable of Wifi, but the ability to share that photo instantly still doesn't exist. Cameras can and should be integrated to be social media compatible.
I know the question you are asking. Why don't you just use a smartphone to take the photo, then use the Canon for the real photography and be happy with that? Well it's the same reason that I had a phone that could talk and worked just fine, but someone figured out that if you put a camera on it, it increased it's functionality and longevity. Like I said, I love my Canon 7D. But, I'm also sure there were people who loved their Poloroid just as much and we know how that turned out.
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