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The Mobile Camera Club Gallery Paris. Slideshow based on the theme of “Community”.

Pleased that my work is showcased alongside many great photographs for the Mobile Camera Club Gallery’s theme ‘Community’. Thx Nad – appreciate my selection. My image was taken at this year’s Bicentenary Battle of Waterloo re-ennactment here in Belgium. It appears at the end and is titled ‘Weekend Warriors’. For more images in the series, please visit my mobile photography site: http://seanmobilephotos.tumblr.com

Panasonic puts a 1-inch sensor and a Leica lens on new CM1 smartphone | The Verge

Japan Mid-Tier Camera Makers Face Shakeout as Smartphones Shatter Mirrorless Hopes – NYTimes.com

Japan Mid-Tier Camera Makers Face Shakeout as Smartphones Shatter Mirrorless Hopes – NYTimes.com.

Interesting article about how the big Japanese camera makers are reacting  – if at all – to the new paradigm of smartphone cameras. The face-off between ‘quality’ or ‘connectivity’ and sustaining or reinventing a profitable business model has left everybody involved in traditional camera making in a bit of a quandary. Selling expensive high-end SLR’s to the amateur market is a rapidly shrinking niche – but profit margins remain high. The increased megapixels and sensor sensitivity of smartphone cameras are increasingly eating into point-and-shoot camera market share. And everything in the middle is disappearing. As with most things concerning today’s photographic world, contradictions abound, and polarisations of opinion are a plenty. Kodak has imploded, yet we have art photographers gravitating in sizeable numbers back to old analog cameras and emulsion film to rediscover some sort of authenticity in a sea of digital sameness. Increasingly, we ‘consume’ images of low technical quality on small digital screens and want to share them on the matrix immediately. Photography used to be a painstaking process with a high cultural value and the camera manufactures took pride to building machines that facilitated a photographer’s quest for technical perfection. Today, it is all about connectivity. Technical quality can seem like an anachronism when most photography viewed today is at 72dpi on a small handheld digital device. No wonder the camera manufactures are in a quandary. Time to get as smart as the phones methinks. Think outside the box. Literally.