Nokia GM thinks phones will soon render DSLRs obsolete

We at Popular Photography have a sneaking suspicion that Nokia exec Anssi Vanjoki isn’t much of a photography buff. Vanjoki, general manager of the cellphone giant, predicted Tuesday that camera phone technology would “in the very near future” render system DSLR cameras obsolete and that “those heavy lenses” would no longer be necessary. While we always welcome the possibility of lighter equipment, Vanjoki’s projection would be a very tall order.

We at Popular Photography have a sneaking suspicion that Nokia exec Anssi Vanjoki isn't much of a photography buff.

Vanjoki, general manager of the cellphone giant, predicted Tuesday that camera phone technology would "in the very near future" render system DSLR cameras obsolete and that "those heavy lenses" would no longer be necessary. While we always welcome the possibility of lighter equipment, Vanjoki's projection would be a very tall order.

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