Each year, the average person takes 160 photos, thanks to the gadgets making taking great snaps a breeze for even the most amateur photographers among us. Smartphones are now catching up to DSLRs, and DSLRs have been compacted down to the size of a normal digital camera. However, innovation in the world of photography technology is showing no signs of slowing down. The future of camera accessoriesis almost upon us. Here are some of the gadgets to look out for in the coming months and years, if you want to enhance your photo taking experience.
Solar Powered Strap
What is the worst thing that can happen when you’re out trying to capture images for a picture collage or catch a close-up of a an animal? Running out of battery, of course. Modern cameras are powerful, but may not have the best battery life. Way back in 2010, an idea emerged for a camera strap, lined with solar panels, to offer an endless source of juice for your device. This failed to materialize, but new products are on kickstarter, just waiting to enter the market. This could be a lifesaver for photographers who are out in the field for long periods of time.
SuperZoom Smartphone Cameras
Huawei blew the world away when it revolutionized the world of smartphone cameras. The P20 was the first device with a triple-lens configuration, which allowed for both an 8MP SuperZoom as well as a 40MP wide angle. This kind of versatility appealed to budding photographers. However, it is the P30 that really wowed customers, with the inclusion of a 50x telephoto lens. This did lead to unstable and blurry results though. With Samsung looking to catch up, expect a SuperZoom on smartphones that offers sharp and beautiful images within a couple of years.
All-In-One LED And HSS Flash
Portability is increasingly important in the world of photography, but lugging lighting around with you can be arduous. Rotolight is here to save the day, offering the first portable, all-in-one LED and HSS flash. With this, photographers can always have perfectly lit photos. It’s just entered the market, but expect updates to come soon as technology advances.
New camera accessories are emerging all the time. Some fail to hit the mark, while others are revolutionary. Above are just three to keep an eye out for in 2019 and 2020, but there are many more photography innovations to come.