If you’ve got a $200 camera, what if it had a better, more accurate sensor?
Would it be cheaper?
How about a $100 camera that has an extra lens that gives it an additional resolution?
These are just a few of the questions being asked as more and more companies are adding features to their cameras, hoping to get a competitive edge.
“This is one of those things where the cost is going to have to be the big question mark for the consumer,” said Michael McNeil, vice president of consumer technology at Consumer Reports, a leading consumer technology organization.
The price of the new camera technology, called “optical image stabilization,” is set to go up this fall.
The $1,200 Panasonic Lumix DMC-R5 has a $10,000 resolution.
The new Sony A7R has a resolution of 12 megapixels.
Panasonic says it will offer the new lenses for $1 a pop starting in March.
And while cameras are expected to get more accurate, McNeil said he’s not expecting a dramatic increase in price.
He believes prices will continue to drop over time, though.
The cameras companies are building on, he said, are designed to improve the quality of the photos and videos that are being captured by people’s cameras.
It’s important for consumers to understand how to use the cameras and understand what the limitations are.
And in a world where smartphones are becoming more and the quality is getting better, that’s where cameras are going to be vital to many people’s lives, McNeill said.
“It’s going to create a need for the consumers to be able to do everything they need to do to improve their photos and video,” he said.
There are many factors at play in how the camera technology develops, including the cost of the camera and the software.
There are many companies building these products, and a lot of the cameras on the market have the capability to automatically recognize people in a crowd.
The problem is, there’s a big difference between recognizing a crowd and recognizing people in front of a camera.
The new cameras aren’t designed to automatically do that automatically, McHenry said.
If it did, a person could just grab a smartphone and go out and take photos and get a decent photo.
McNeil said the software is likely to be less accurate than a smartphone, but it could be better than the smartphone that’s currently available.
“I’m not sure there’s going the software that is going into the smartphone going to do that,” he told ABC News.
“The software is going in there to do something for you,” McNeil added.
“But the real question is, how much is the software going to cost?
If it’s not that much, then it’s going for the cameras, and it’s probably not going to deliver that level of accuracy.”
He said he thinks a consumer who wants a good image quality could get a smartphone with a better sensor, and use that to improve his photos.
“If it’s a $1 phone that’s getting good quality, why is it not going for that?” he said when asked about the price of this new camera.
McNaughton thinks there will be a need in the consumer electronics industry to make products that are more accurate and more powerful, especially for the next generation of mobile devices.
“What is it going to take to get people who are not necessarily the most advanced in terms of technology to have that kind of device that’s better than a $500 smartphone?” he asked.
The Panasonic Lumux DMC is available now in the U.S. and Canada for $749.99.