re: Smartphones Destroying High-End Camera Sales
I'm not really a camera wonk, but IMO anyone who finds a smartphone to be a decent replacement for their dSLR, or even a good point and shoot. Their tiny lens's limited light-gathering capabilities and non-existent optical zoom means they are very limited in their capabilities. Fine for quick snapshots and in situations with good lighting, but there are so many shots they're just not capable of taking. I don't have an SLR, but I will continue to use my Panasonic ZS-1 when I want to take better pictures. OTOH, my phone is pretty much always with me, so it's the go to for quick snapshots that I wouldn't have taken otherwise. Under the right circumstances it takes pictures that are comparable to those a better camera would take, not like the crappy camera phones from years ago.