Sony Believes That Smartphone Cameras Will Overpower DSLR Cameras By 2024, Here’s Why

Sharanya Sinha
Sharanya Sinha June 3, 2022
Updated 2022/06/23 at 8:20 AM

In the next three years, smartphone cameras will outperform digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras in terms of image quality. Terushi Shimizu, President, and CEO of Sony Semiconductor Solutions made this bold remark during a recent business briefing. Smartphone camera quality has improved as sensor technology has advanced, something Sony is well aware of. However, it’s been difficult to find anyone predicting that cameras on mobile devices would overtake DSLR cameras in the next several years.

Sony also has facts to back up its assertions, claiming that still, the image quality will be the first to suffer. Shimizu argues that such a quality improvement will be achievable because of a combination of sensors, bigger apertures, and, most crucially, the application of computational photography, as stated in this article. With the Google Pixel smartphones, we’ve already seen the power of advanced AI features, and Sony appears to be aiming for a future with comparable acceptance by other phone makers. Furthermore, you now have a situation where the camera sensor’s megapixel count is reaching unprecedented heights.


Samsung, for example, has already demonstrated the future with a 200-megapixel smartphone sensor in its arsenal. With more innovation crammed into mobile devices, companies like Sony, Oppo, and Vivo will have their say in the industry. Phones like the Vivo X80 Pro and even the Google Pixel 6 Pro demonstrate how diversified the photography market is right now. Things are going to be fascinating in the next few years, especially with features like the periscope lens and minuscule sensor. But that’s not all; Sony has more to say about the market’s prospects in the coming years. According to the business, smartphones will have improved high-speed video quality and auto-focus outcomes by 2025.

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