Do I need a camera?

YOURLifeChoices subscriber Brenda is going on a 3-week outback camping trip and wants to know if her iPhone will meet her requirements.

Dear Drew,
I am going on a 3-week outback camping trip and will have limited access to power. I currently use my iPhone to take photos and was concerned I may face issues with battery life and also the quality of images. Will my iPhone do the trick or should I purchase a digital camera?

A Hi Brenda,
I am a huge fan of using my iPhone for photos (over 900 taken to date), but also share you concerns about how long the battery will last in outback camping conditions and how good a photo the phone will actually take. iPhones are great for photos with friends or family members in everyday situations, but when it comes to taking a high quality image from the top of a mountain, there is no comparison to one of the latest digital SLR cameras on the market.

You should be able to find a new SLR camera from around $500 and if you are willing to task a risk on a second hand unit, you could pay as little as $300 for a quality SLR camera.

I hope you enjoy your outback adventure.

Written by Drew

Starting out as a week of work experience in 2005 while studying his Bachelor of Business at Swinburne University, Drew has never left his post and has been with the company ever since, working on the websites digital needs. Drew has a passion for all things technology which is only rivalled for his love of all things sport (watching, not playing).