Qualcomm explains why phones will soon kill off DSLRs – and it has a point

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The DSLR’s death knell has been ringing on an almost daily basis for the past couple of years – and now Qualcomm has joined the fray by explaining the specific reasons why it thinks phone cameras will soon kill off the aging camera format.

In an in-depth interview with Android Authority (opens in new tab), Qualcomm’s vice-president of product management for cameras Judd Heape laid out the reasons why smartphones will soon consign DSLRs to history. And the chip maker’s slightly biased vision is pretty compelling, particularly given the recent drop in third-party DSLR lens options.