when is having a camera worth if, if you already have a good smartphone

if someone already has samsung6, when and in what circumstances will it make sense to carry a camera separately?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you are good photographer and wish to make splendid shots, a separate camera makes sense.

I have an iPhone 4S (newer ones are better) and I took the iPhone overseas in 2014. I did not take a separate camera (and very glad I did not). I am an average snapshot photographer and the majority of photos came out very well.

I have a (retired) Minolta 7000i silver halide film camera from an era preceding smart phones and did no better (in terms of useful photo quality) than I now do with my iPhone.
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Amy WallerMarketing Operations ManagerCommented:
Not all cameras are the same. If you are looking for very high quality pictures, a DSLR is the way to go.

Also, the Samsung S6 does not have removable storage like the S5 does.  The issue here is even though the S6 does take a great picture, those pictures take up a ton of space on your phone's memory. You'll find your memory start running out fast. This limits the room for other apps and media on your phone. In order to make room for pictures, you will need to upload to the cloud or your computer and remove pictures.

Also, taking pictures take up precious battery. If you are planning to be without a charger for a long day, a camera is a trusty backup to make sure you can still take those pictures. If you are in a location without cell service, your battery will drain faster and you may miss out on some pictures.
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
In addition to Amy Waller's correct observations, the main difference between a phone camera and a point & shoot camera is the zoom on the P&S camera lens. But you can purchase a small clip-on zoom lens for most phones now.
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nobusCommented:
high speed subjects 'eg running horses',  may need a normal camera with a fast memory
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speed_54Commented:
For convenience, you can't beat the camera in a good smart phone. However, there are circumstances that having a decent camera is the preferred option. Generally, the phone camera has a small image sensor which means that the picture quality that they produce is generally lower than the larger camera. A bigger camera with it's larger image sensor means it's able to be used at a faster ISO which leads to faster shutter speeds and less graininess.The phone's camera typically cannot separate foreground from background, so brings everything in sharp focus so there is not much you can do to isolate your subject from the background. Also with a better camera, you can have more control over how the image looks. Larger cameras offer better zoom capabilities. Consider this: You are on a safari tour in Africa watching wildlife or you are at the ball park watching a game. Something catches your eye happening 20-30m away. With your phone camera, you will capture almost none of the detail due to the very limited nature of the built-in zoom. With a decent telephoto or camera with a high zoom the action will seem to be right beside you (see example images).
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25112Author Commented:
you made your points. thx much :)
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@25112 - You are very welcome and I was happy to help
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