1. More people are shooting high-end compact video cameras, like the Sony a7R II. It has a higher resolution and faster continuous shooting rates compared to entry-level digital bodies.
2. More people are shooting with lenses with longer focal lengths and larger apertures. It’s also worth noting that compact lenses have become much more affordable in recent years, whereas the price of many top-end digital lenses used to be stratospheric. While there are plenty of people who still take great photos with ultra-compact, compact, and medium-format lenses, the quality has dropped off sharply. On the other hand, digital cameras’ image quality has improved tremendously over the last few years and this has made compact cameras much more affordable. People with DSLRs and point-and-shoots will still need those lenses, but the other options are very competitive compared to the last generation. There are still plenty of good professional photographers capable of shooting great-quality images at a very affordable price.
3. The use of compact lenses has become more standardized over time. Most new full-frame DSLRs are now equipped with a wide-angle or telephoto lens. Some models, like the Canon EOS 5D Mark III has an f-number of 16 instead of 18, and the Nikon D4 has an f-number of 36 instead of 50. However, some compact cameras have changed so much that their lens options are largely dependent on whether they are a full-frame DSLR or not.
4. The use of full-frame DSLRs has become less prevalent. Most modern film DSLRs — not including the latest generation Sony a7R II — have a resolution of at least 25 MP (megapixels) and there are plenty of film-equivalent medium-format DSLRs, such as the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Nikon D500, that also boast resolutions of at least 25 MP.
5. There are more compact, mobile digital cameras, most of which are not currently suitable for serious photography. The Nikon D5500/D5500x, the Hasselblad H6/H6500 and the Hasselblad MiniDV200 are all excellent and compact cameras, but are not suitable for serious photography, as they do not have enough performance to handle all types of shooting situations, but instead, are designed for everyday use, taking a wide variety of photos.
6. The development of compact cameras allows the use of