I suspect that most of people that take those smartphone shots don't "live with them" like we do. I often wonder aloud when I see someone making a movie of every last thing in their day, with their smartphone. How much time do the invest to condense the raw footage into some short, concise and watchable? I suspect that most of those videos only serve to clog up their hard drives and "The Cloud." Tim, for me, the most critical thing to my success, at least in good light, is how smart and quick my autofocus is. I can make up for a week sensor, but getting focus consistently and keeping it is the biggest challenge. To that end, the barrier to entry is falling. Sony now has a "superzoom" all-in-one camera what actually shoots birds in flight. At $1700, most won't consider the Sony R10IV to be a bargain, but when you start comparing it to a DSLR or mirrorless interchangeable lens body, then it doesn't seem so dear. I have a buddy shooting this, with great results for BIF. Sony's AF system is what's moved me from die-hard Canon DSLR user to Sony newbie.