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Camera Technology to Assist Your Property Inspection App

Camera Technology to Assist Your Property Inspection AppOne of the most enjoyable conveniences of using a property inspection app on a smart phone is the ability to have an all-in-one tool, which includes a camera for taking pictures of your property. Smartphone technology has improved greatly over the past decade, and the camera phones have improved right alongside it. However, even with improved megapixels on smartphone cameras, you still can’t get quite the same high quality images on a smartphone that you can with a camera. This has held some property managers back from giving over completely to relying on an inspection app and mobile device for their management needs. New technology has been developed which can turn your smart phone into a high-quality camera, which can produce professional-grade images of your property. You no longer need to carry multiple devices to complete your work.

Attachable Lenses

Many accessories have been created for smartphones to make them better for work tasks, like portable printers and video projectors, and one of these accessories that can greatly benefit real estate professionals is a professional-grade camera lens that can be clipped onto your smartphone camera. With these lenses, you can conveniently take high-quality photos and videos of your property with your smartphone or compatible mobile device. Many different brands and options have been developed, and you can shop around to find the best quality for a reasonable price. Some are made for specific brands of phone, like iPhones, while others are produced by actual camera companies, like Sony and Fujifilm. While these pieces of equipment can be expensive, many professional find that the benefits outweigh the price tag.

Produce Professional Photos and Videos

If you are using a property inspection app with photo and video capability, then you know the quality of the photos and videos produced is only limited by the device on which you are filming. The reason so many real estate professionals continue to fall back on a traditional camera is that smartphone cameras in general produce results that are of lesser quality than something filmed with a camera is. Just because a device can do several different things at once doesn’t mean that it can do them all well. Real estate managers often prefer an actual camera because the results are more professional and reputable looking to potential customers. If a tenant or possible buyer watches a video tour of a property, and it looks grainy, of poor quality, or has clearly been shot from a cell phone, it can make them wary of continuing to work with the manager of that property. With these new lens attachments, this is no longer a concern. You can produce camera quality images and videos with your smartphone and a high quality attachable lens.

Tons of Options

The good news is that there are numerous options if you are looking to purchase attachable lenses for your smartphone. You can look into the well-known camera brands, like Sony, Nikon, and Fujifilm, or you can try some lesser-known brands that have developed similar products. It boils down to the quality you are looking for, and the money you want to pay to achieve it.


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