Call me old-fashioned, but I


Call me old-fashioned, but I don’t have much use for multi-purpose tools. You may be able to drive a nail with an axe, but using a hammer for the job makes more sense to me.

The DSLR craze is upon us, but it’s a multi-purpose tool that requires the operator to overcome many drawbacks. An entire industry has grown up around the DSLR, supplying accessories to improve the sound, make it easier to hold, etc.

Given the choice, I would opt for a video camera for shooting video, a still camera — DSLR or Cybershot type — for taking still photographs.

And if all you’re doing is casual video shooting and family stills, your iPhone — the ultimate multi-purpose tool — will produce great results and you can instantly share your images with your friends.

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