While smartphone cameras have certainly come a long way, they really can’t compete with the images you can capture with a DSLR camera. However, there are options available that allow you to integrate your smartphone into your camera usage to make the experience even better.

Using an ¼” 20 adapter camera flash mount, you can add your Android or iPhone device to your camera. If you’re wondering why anyone would want to do this, take a minute to look at the viewfinder on your DSLR. It’s probably fairly small. Now, look at the screen on your phone – big difference, right? By mounting your phone, you can use it as an additional viewfinder to help make sure you capture the exact shot you want.

Another way in which smartphones have spoiled us when it comes to taking pictures is the ease of sharing. With a few taps on the screen, you can upload your photo directly to Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or any other social media site. When you use a ¼” 20 adapter camera mount and screw, you’ll be able to do the same with the pictures you take on your standalone camera.

There are more and more software options popping up every day that make combining your DSLR and smartphone easier than ever. By combining these two devices using a ¼” 20 adapter camera mount, you’ll be able to make your photo and video time even better by sharing it with more people faster than ever.

Using this type of adapter also makes it easier to use your camcorder – especially if you are trying to take a video that is at a lower angle. Rather than contorting yourself to hold the camera in position and see what you’re recording, you can simply attach your phone and position it in the best way for you to be able to see the action you want to video.