Some thoughts on Point and Shoot Cameras

I could speak to concerns such as it depends on what you want to accomplish, sensors, size and list of specifications that most don’t read and or understand and don’t care. Forget that shit, it’s a point and shoot camera. For most we are just recording memories. Does the camera take a picture? Again, I am talking about the cameras that fit in your pocket, purse and or handbag. Here’s the skinny in short, if you have a Smartphone, chances are that you have the best point and shoot camera. And for most of us we will always have it with us. What the heck, that’s the most important part, having the camera with us. It is almost second nature today that when we leave the crib our phone comes with us. The sensor on the cameras in our Smartphones have really come a long way and are on par, if not better in some Smartphones than the ‘point and shoots’ that are advertised. They just want you to buy their camera and add to your gadgets. Don’t do it, save your money, buy me a drink when you see me out. I am cheaper.

For those of you that catalog your pictures via software, and I suggest you do as oppose to just having the pics on you phone or tablet, you will or have noted that there is some very interesting data (called metadata) encrypted on you pictures. The list is long but let me point out a piece of data I think is cool. You may not know, don’t care or couldn’t give a care. And this is germane to virtually all-smart phones. Your pics will have GPS (geotagging) data attached to them. Meaning you will always have a recording of where your pic was taken and it will display on virtually all-mapping software such as Google Maps, etc. For example, my brother went on a trip to certain parts of Asia a few weeks ago. He called me prior to leaving, well; Face Timed me, on taking a camera for the trip. When he told me was taking his Ipad and Iphone I said you got two of the best point and shoot cameras on the market forget buying a camera. And I gave him the skinny on GPS tagging the cameras would do. He was in disbelief until he took a few 100 shots and discovered that they were geotagged to his locations in the South China Sea. And that is just one piece of data that is encrypted.

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