Other than professional photographers, most people seem to use their phone camera in lieu of a regular camera these days, and I equate that to the number of people who access the Internet through smart phones rather than computers. Perhaps it's a matter of being old school, but I'll get online through my phone if I'm in the car or in a restaurant, where I don't have a real computer available, but it's not a satisfying experience. At this point, most sites are not responsive and I can't even read some of the stuff that I view on my smart phone, let along navigate comfortably. I much prefer a real keyboard to texting on a smart phone. In fact, I'd rather talk to someone than text them, but I'm not overly fond of talking to people on the phone either. While phones today do offer a good resolution, and take clear pictures, I much prefer a real camera. No, not one with film, although I know people who do, but a good digital camera works so much better for me that a phone camera. I am not a professional photographer, but I often use the photos that I take on websites, so I appreciate the versatility offered to me by a Nikon digital SLR, not that a Nikon is necessarily any better than other brands but that happens to be what I have. I want something that will allow me to take clear pictures in zoom, or to take close ups of things like bugs or the parts of a flower, and I just don't get that on a phone camera. After I dropped my last camera into the beaver pond, I went a long time without one, mostly because my wife insisted that I could do everything I needed to do through my phone, but I didn't see it that way. One of the reasons I wanted it is because I'd like to get back into doing more websites on other small towns around the country. Did you know that if you are creating a monetized website on a community, you can deduct travel costs, hotel costs, camera expenses, and even food from your income taxes. Depending on your income and tax situation, that can help. Since we earn our living from the Internet, and not having taxes deducted from our income, that makes a big difference to us, since it usually results in our owing nothing at the end of the year. When we do have a tax obligation, it's usually because we didn't save or record our expenses carefully enough. So, not being a professional photographer, I don't spend thousands of dollars on camera equipment but still I need something more than a phone camera. To be honest, I prefer a viewfinder to a screen, but I'll have to get used to the screen because my new camera doesn't have a viewfinder.