I always get asked what cameras I’d recommend. In the past I would do a brief research and make a recommendation based on their needs and budget. Today, however, I tell them the best camera is the one in their pocket – the one that they carry around all the time… iPhone or other smartphones. Moments are spontaneous and coincidental. It happens because you werent expecting it. A professional with his tens of thousands of dollars worth of gear will usually plot what he wants and spend hours and hours trying to capture it. To the average person, they dont have this luxury. They go about their business and really stumble upon these moments and want to capture it to share with others. 99.9% of the time they arent carrying DSLRs or even point and shoot cameras. For this person, its just a memory.
The beauty of having a device like the iPhone is that its with you at all times. You see something and boom, its out ready to take photo or video. And with the advent of cellular Internet (3G), you can share it with the world via twitter, Facebook, YouTube or other social forum.
Annie Leibovitz, a professional photographer, was on the Rock Center with Brian Williams and shared the same opinion. She even pulled out her iPhone and had an impromptu photo shoot with Brian Williams.
The best camera is the one thats on you at all times.
Here’s a list of few apps that I love for the iPhone: