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Study Shows Digital SLR Still Trumps Camera Phone

Friday, October 25, 2013   (0 Comments)
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New Haven, CT, October 21, 2013 - A recent survey conducted by the Association of Personal Photo Organizers found that the mobile phone is not replacing digital cameras any time soon. Surprisingly, 71% of women, ages 45 – 60 polled, prefer their Digital SLR followed by 28.6% using their mobile phone and only 20% using a compact camera.

"We found that there are still limits with your camera phone,” says Cathi Nelson, Founder of APPO. "Detailed shots are captured much better with an SLR zoom lens; the camera phone can’t get those same details. Plus, camera phones struggle in low light and good photography is all about lighting.”

With Digital SLR’s ability to snap multiple photos within seconds, 88% surveyed said their biggest challenge was now finding time to organize all their photos. With 55% using their camera on a weekly basis, they’ve noticed that digital photo management is starting to play a huge role in memory preservation.

"With this being a major concern, eventually the next front-runner will provide a combination of refined photo technology along with extremely easy ways to manage and organize the prolific photo taking,” says Cathi. "This combination is tricky because you can’t take the personal out of a photograph.”

About APPO: The Association of Personal Photo Organizers is a community of people - organizers, photographers, graphic designers, storytellers, historians, direct sales professionals and people who love photos and stories. Through training, education, networking and collaboration, APPO strives to advance the new and growing profession of photo-life management. Our hundreds of trained Personal Photo Organizers specialize in assisting consumers and businesses to rescue their irreplaceable photos and organize them in a way that makes it simple to share their memories, lives and traditions. We help make those distant memories tangible so you can cherish the life you shared with others, reconnecting you to that exact moment of your past. www.appo.org


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