1. 1814's Avatar
    Just curious would it be wiser to buy prime lenses for the dslr than getting the s10 for the camera? I know that the phone cameras take great photos however I've heard for enlargement photos the dslr is better. Looking at enlargements 16 x 24 and above.
    02-04-2020 09:12 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Any pictures taken with a dslr look better than any pictures taken with a good camera. To begin with, you're using better glass. You're also almost certainly using a larger sensor. Anything larger than about 5X7 from a phone is going to start showing defects.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    02-04-2020 04:22 PM
  3. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    Is this a real question?
    02-04-2020 06:37 PM
  4. Mooncatt's Avatar
    If you are doing any sort of serious photography beyond wanting point and shoot, let a programmer do everything type photo, then I would definitely stick with expanding your DSLR capabilities.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    02-04-2020 08:19 PM
  5. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    While the phones impressive it has it's limits, the D5100 will give you better results.

    In general you get higher resolution files with greater dynamic range and more RAW data captured for post. This makes cropping images or pulling detail from shadows easier among other things.

    With a good lens you get much better shallow depth of field and proper bokeh, the phones are still struggling to blur the right areas in portrait mode.

    Taking photos at night? The D5100 on a tripod will destroy Samsungs night mode by capturing significantly more detail. Need to capture action in low light? Basically impossible on a phone, on the DSLR you can push the ISO and freeze motion. You can also get a speed light for $30, slap it on the camera, and have significantly better flash.
    02-05-2020 05:28 AM
  6. tcdude's Avatar
    Because of the sensor size there will always be a difference between the two but it would be nice they gave us more manual settings in the pro mode
    02-07-2020 05:20 PM

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