Photography has been a part of our lives since the last 150 or so. However, it didn’t experience much revolution until twenty years ago.  While film sizes and developing methods had slight changes, it wasn’t until the mid of 90’s when the opening glimmer of the future of photography appeared with the introduction of auto-focus camera’s and much faster frames per seconds.  Then digital era emanated and has changed our lives forever.

Here’s a preview of what predictions could be forthcoming in the future of photography, some more genuine than others, all are fairly conceivable though.

In Camera HDR:

High dynamic range photography has proved to be more of a curse than a blessing in the view of most photographers. Most over-use the capacity and produce more art images associated with true photography, layering and layering until what they have more strictly bears a resemblance to a digitally created image, not a photograph.  If a camera can possess the capability to do HDR on the fly, it could unveil the door for better and more equally exposed images.

Unrestrained ISO:

 High end DSLRs today are able to shoot in near complete darkness, however the quality is not up to the mark. Working to produce better chips that don’t get as hot will surely create better night images even without flash.

3g and GPS Equipped Cameras:

Wi-Fi enabled SD cards already exist, however you must be present within a particular distance of a network with an appropriately configured router for the transmission of files to a computer.  Having 3g equipped with cameras and DSLR’s would permit for immediate uploads to blogs, photo sharing sites and social media networks.

GPS attachments are accessible for some of the higher range DSLRs abut the capability to geo-tag images would lead to improved sorting during post-production.

Collective Batteries:

Camera manufactures tend to create an innovative battery type for each different camera they produce. There is no difference in quality between the original Canon 5d battery and the 5d mkII battery, except for a huge price increase and very limited accessibility when the camera was firstly released.  A common battery shape for all DSLRs and another one for point and shoot cameras will provide third party manufactures with a chance to produce better, cheaper batteries as well as cross compatibility for all camera holders.

Smart Cameras:

I've tried out dozens of diverse cameras in my hands these last couple of years. I've held the major and brightest stars in each manufacturers listing, and the one that may have enthralled me the most? The Samsung Galaxy NX.

It’s not perfect, but it doesn't necessarily have to be. Undoubtedly the Canon and Nikon fanboys have their extended lists of criticisms for their respective brands. Canon shooters still desire a really innovative focusing system, whereas Nikon shooters want Nikon to familiarize real video shooters. What made the Samsung NX certainly stand out however was the flawless Android integration.

Whether you acknowledge it or not, Instagram-like services are a share of the future for photography. We need something that we can share swiftly. Something with the capability to work with comfort, and a touch screen balanced with an OS can provide us just that. But revolution comes from struggle, which is why the smaller camera companies such as FujiFilm and Sony are gulping up the market share from Canon and Nikon.

Cameras That Tell You Where To Stand:

Another way the big camera producers have tried to avoid the assault of smartphones has been to familiarize Wi-Fi-enabled cameras into their compressed camera – and now DSLR series. Capture your picture with your 'proper camera' and share it instantly to Facebook or Flickr. The tricky part is that you still need a smartphone to do it.

While requiring a smartphone to aid as a middleman seems to contradict the advertised ease of having a Wi-Fi-capable camera, we can be certain that in a few years' time this technology truly will start coming into its own.


The megapixel war is far from over, regardless of what you may think. In 2007, I couldn't contemplate of a need to have anything whatsoever above my 10 mega-pixel Canon 40D. In 2013, my Canon 5d Mark III didn't require any more than its own 22.3 mega-pixel sensor. So where exactly will I stand at in 2025?

Top Brands like Hassleblad and PhaseOne, despite their defects, display the future of the industry. Nothing can actually compare to the resolution, dynamic range, and leaf shutters equipped within those systems, which is the reason to why they can attach those high prices.

With improved screen resolution, one can imagine increases in resolutions on every other characteristic. So the megapixel war won't close in the 20-30MP range, and probably won't end in the 40-50MP range as well.

Another possible consideration for the future is Giga-pixel photography. The finest giga-pixel scenes will be wide vistas with huge crowds, such as an urban location. The photographer will at that moment use a long lens to capture thousands of detailed, close-up views of this division, which you can afterwards zoom into when stitched together. It's a sort for only the most dedicated photographers, but a consumer giga-pixel camera is supposed to be only five years away from striking the market.

Cameras That Capture Images Faster:

High-speed photography is a method that has required a huge deal of preparation, accuracy and persistence from photographers. This is for the reason that, more than any other niche, high-speed photography aids in a number of technical encounters, mostly when it comes to timing.

But advancements in camera technology are serving to eliminate some of the trial and faults high-speed photographers have had to tolerate.

Better-quality burst modes make any brief phenomenon fair game for photographers. And in the nearby future we can assume photographers to be filming video on inexpensive 8K cameras and merely pulling still images at the appropriate times.

Medium Format Sensors:

 For the last couple of years, smaller sensors have become better and better, and knocking an obstruction on the sales of the full frame market. Mirrorless crop sensor cameras have shown off their capabilities. Though, crop sensors still have their restrictions. A major one being of course the depth of field. Full frame sensors have grasped the way we're able to seize razor thin depth of field. The next phase for decreasing the depth of field is to somehow increase the sensor size. Can we assume larger sensors out of the main manufacturers in the approaching years? Let's hope so.

It's unquestionably a thrilling time for photographers, as cameras get minor, more capable and – most significantly – more inexpensive. Despite the market being level with the top camera phones, the keen snapper is still holding its stand. And these vital developments aren't limited to the traditional compatible lens models. There are now additional options for thoughtful photographers who need to make use of a smaller, lighter camera, or make use of a few of the latest features.

This aggressive competition is killing the compact camera marketplace and certainly compelling the big brands in the photo industry to reconsider what they do. Some have retorted with new contributions and rich in features that camera phones are unable to provide, such as superior sensors, direct controls and extensive zoom ranges. But is it working? Only time will tell. Photography is in the middle of a period of boundless modification, but there are some truths we can divine from our crystal ball.

Cameras That Capture 360 Degrees:

Everybody is familiar with the old panoramic image. Most compressed cameras worth their salt provide a Panoramic mode that includes you wavering the camera back and forth like an ape noticing a suitcase in its cage.

But what transpires if you keep on shooting till you finish up back where you initiated? This immensely popular technique is called a 'polar panorama' and is used to generate apparently 360-degree pictures of a scene.

Generally, you can only view a polar panorama in a distinct web browser with the use of software plug-ins as simulated environments. Though, it is conceivable to join up a 360-degree picture to produce a two-dimensional polar panorama using innovative photo editing tools such as Photoshop's Polar Coordinates filter, which merges up both edges of a picture to 'close the circle'.

Cameras That Shoot First And Focus Later:

Regardless of the best efforts of frantic photographers fiddling with their software's sharpening gears, the universal truth of photography has constantly been that the focus point of your pictures is set at the point of apprehension. That is, till the Lytro was introduced.

The Lytro Light Field Camera really altered everything, permitting photographers to change the focus point subsequently after an image is captured. Just touch different segments of your image and marvel as the image relocates before your eyes.

Lytro has attained this accomplishment by fitting a microlens array in front of the Light Field Camera's sensor to scatter light leaving the lens in diverse directions depending upon the angle at which it struck the array. The camera afterwards uses this information to analyze how the light would have retorted if the photographer had focused from a different distance.

However, the impression of retrospective focusing is spreading, and we can guess to see more manufacturers following suit over the approaching years.

Cameras That Conclusively Fit In Your Pocket:

Although there is unquestionably still some life left in the DSLR, by the close of this decade there will be less and fewer reasons to buy one. The answer is basically because the most exhilarating innovations in camera technology are coming from creators of compact system cameras.

The brands of Olympus and Panasonic have introduced EVFs that already test traditional optical viewfinders for precision. And Olympus's AF system performance, in specific, is one of the quickest and most precise on the market.

Autofocus on the normal compact system camera is already quick enough for a majority of photographers in daylight – after manufacturers somehow realize how to improve their performance in little light... it's certainly going to mark the end for DSLRs. Or, moreover, DSLRs will rapidly go the way of rangefinders, helping a very niche market.

Is Photography Dead, And Video The New King?

 While computer revolutions have been rapid, video appears to always be one step forward. A majority of the new cameras shooting RAW or 4K resolution data are incomplete to write speeds of drives, and are still only capable to shoot in brief clips. These limits will be amended in time, but in their existing state, provide a bit of a headache for many.


One thing about the future is sure. We’ll all be old and probably set in our ways. Just like the cassette tape, VCRs, and the years of film, I predict DSLR’s and old-fashioned cameras will shortly be old news. This means we’ll possibly have to linger to adapt to new and advanced technology (some of which we might not be comfortable with), and this possibility is really exciting and enthralling for me. 


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