Originally Posted by sabredog
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.
I think you missed the point of my post, you're agreeing with me... you seem to have not read the last line where I said that it sounded ridiculous stated that way. :-)
I was restating the premise of the original article, but using cameras as an example, to make it more obvious how ridiculous it was.