UNBOXED: Reviewing the miggö Pictar One Plus iPhone Camera Grip
Much can be made about the impact that the smartphone has had on the digital imaging market. There’s no denying the direct correlation between the rise in smartphone and the drastic decline in point-and-shoot camera sales over the past decade. The second these devices in our pockets obtained the ability to shoot better-than-decent pictures, the writing was on the wall for the digital camera.
There are certainly still plenty of use cases for dedicated photography equipment—just talk to the guys in our video studio or art department here in the office. But even I have a hard time anymore justifying lugging a DSLR camera body and two lenses with me to trade shows just to take some pictures. My iPhone X does me just fine. (The photos accompanying this review, in fact, were shot on that very device.)
Much like I still enjoy reading a print paper, though, I can easily and immediately relate to consumers out there who argue that the camera experience on a smartphone is less than ideal. Sure, phones today take highly-detailed and gorgeous images. But that’s not really the problem with smartphone cameras. Rather, it’s a matter of stability and device security. And that’s exactly where a product like the Pictar One Plus iPhone Camera Grip by miggö fills what some might consider a crucial need.