Phone Camera vs Mirrorless Camera

[NIKON Z 6, 35.0 mm f/1.4, Mode = Aperture Priority, ISO 1400, 1/1000, ƒ/1.4, (35mm = 35)]

The above photo was taken with my Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera and the Sigma ƒ/1.4 Art lens.

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The flowers were a gift to us. The Orchids given to us by Katie & Tyler of Nail Turbo in Roswell, Georgia on our 25th wedding anniversary January 6th, 2021. We started the day off pretty good, but as you recall this was the day the United States Capitol was over run by home grown terrorists. We decided to take a break from the news and get spoiled.

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By the way in 1996 when we got married was the year of the snow/ice storm that kept my family around Atlanta a few days while Dorie and I got off to Cancun, Mexico.

Now the photo I took before this one was with my Samsung Galaxy S10 on the portrait lens.

[SM-G973U, Mode = Normal, ISO 200, 1/29, ƒ/2.4, (35mm = 52)]

Now with some phones the use a software to create a shallow depth-of-field look. You can do this with many of the apps.

The problem is when something is simulated it can maybe be close to the real mechanical process, but I would prefer to see in real time what I am getting.

The other really cool thing with shooting with a “Real Camera” is I can then really change the aperture with more choices.

Photos with different Apertures

[NIKON Z 6, 35.0 mm f/1.4, Mode = Aperture Priority, ISO 1400, 1/1000, ƒ/1.4, (35mm = 35)]
[NIKON Z 6, 35.0 mm f/1.4, Mode = Aperture Priority, ISO 5600, 1/1000, ƒ/4, (35mm = 35)]
[NIKON Z 6, 35.0 mm f/1.4, Mode = Aperture Priority, ISO 14400, 1/1000, ƒ/5.6, (35mm = 35)]
[NIKON Z 6, 35.0 mm f/1.4, Mode = Aperture Priority, ISO 51200, 1/640, ƒ/14, (35mm = 35)]

Most people these days are not going to buy a camera if they have one of the latest smart phones. However, if you are serious and want to get more than what is possible with your phone, consider getting a mirrorless Camera like the Nikon Z6 or the Z6 II.