Are digital cameras cool again?

A few years ago, the idea that the smartphone could replace your digital camera still seemed fanciful. But fast-forward to 2023, and it's almost a reality. With the likes of the iPhone 15 Pro Max providing an incredible optical zoom, it's harder than ever to tell the difference between the output of a camera and a camera phone. But apparently Gen Z want to tell the difference.  

A new study shows that "Y2K" era point-and-shoot cameras are making a comeback, with young people embracing the tech as a result of what's known as the "20 year trend rule" (which, as you might have guessed, involves trends coming full circle every 20 years). Even the options in our best point-and-shoot cameras roundup might be a little too good for Gen Z.


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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.