Tera Thomas O’Brien explains what we all have come to see for ourselves. Smartphone cameras are very, very good these days.
Photos from both DSLR and iPhone look very much alike. In fact, side by side, photos taken with iPhone at a wedding look much like the photos taken by a DSLR. Yes, there are differences and trained eyes can tell rather quickly which is which, but most people cannot (assumes good lighting and conditions for both, of course).
I have photos taken with DSLRs that are– at first glance– indistinguishable from photos on iPhone X. Film and slides taken by SLRs of yesteryear– with great lenses– may have better quality but you can’t tell after they’re scanned and digitized.
I don’t expect the smartphone camera battles between Samsung, Google, and Apple to end any time soon. Despite the laws of physics regarding camera lens size and sensors, computational photography is a trend with legs. That means next year’s iPhone XI will have an improved camera. Six months later Samsung’s Galaxy S-whatever will have a better camera.
Every photo is decent these days.