Originally Posted by twowheels
Are cameras a transitional technology? Cell phones now have very high quality cameras. Camera companies, I'm sure, have seen slowing demand for single purpose cameras. There's no reason for cameras to exist.
It seems ridiculous stated that way...
I do not think so. Modern smartphone cameras are certainly much improved over previous years, however no smartphone has a camera with optical zoom and digital zoom is a poor substitute for a good zoom enabled lens.
I prefer a specialised device for each task. Anything else are simply jack of all trades but master of none.