High-end mobile phones continue to compete with (and make obsolete) a number of other common devices.

A recent article in The New York Times sheds some light on how the growth of smartphones – with their 5 or 10 megapixel built-in cameras – may be posing a significant threat to the point-and-shoot camera category. For the casual user and photographer interested in sharing photos of their travels, odd sightings, friends and family with others – the immediacy of being able to shoot on their iPhone or Android and share immediately via Facebook or Flickr may be more compelling than having to carry another piece of equipment around (although small) for these casual occasions.

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