5Gen iPod Touch as Camera

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by ctyrider, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. ctyrider macrumors 6502a

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    So now that the latest iPod Touch will have a reasonably useable camera.. Anyone thinking of ditching their point-and-shoot and going Touch route? With Apple including wrist-straps with the Touch - seems like they encourage people to use these things as full time cameras.

    Anyone thinks it's a good idea?
     
  2. 617aircav Suspended

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    Yeah if your point and shoot was crappy. Does not compare to a point and shoot, but will be useful for everyday unplanned picture taking.
     
  3. gerbilbox macrumors regular

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    I depends on your point and shoot, and what kind of photography you expect to do. It's not replacing my camera, but I expect it to act as a reasonable back-up camera during the times I don't have my regular camera with me.
     
  4. archurban macrumors 6502a

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    none of smartphones camera replace real camera. it's impossible. it's just good for casual shooting. no more. but it's useful.
     
  5. stiligFox macrumors 6502a

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    I think it will rival point and shoot cameras from a few years ago -- I have an old HP that was 5.2mp and I've taken a lot of pics with it. You have to remember, the sensor is small so it won't get a good of pictures in low light as a normal point n' shoot, and since it will only be 5mp, you won't be able to stretch the pictures as large as if they were taken with a modern point n' shoot. (Just remember though, megapixels are highly overrated.)

    It won't replace my DSLR by any means, but I look forward to it replaceing my HP point n' shoot as the simple go everywhere camera.
     
  6. verybadgnome macrumors newbie

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    My 4s was good enough for me for most photography to the point where I only took my regular camera for serious vacations. Now the 5th is now quite up to that spec so it probably can't be used as a substitute.
     
  7. MrXiro macrumors 68040

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    I thought the 5th is nearly as good as the 4S' camera only it's on the iPhone 4's sensor. Wouldn't necessarily say that 5mp is worse if it's using all the other components of a 4S/5. In fact you might end up with less noise on your full resolution photos because of this. You'll just have less crop to work with.
     
  8. acorntoy macrumors 6502a

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    My iPad (3'rd gen) takes nowhere near the quality of 4S shots, and it's basically the same idea ( less megapixels same sensor )

    The quality is noticeably different, but the iPads pictures aren't "bad" at all, they just aren't as good.
     
  9. akuma13 macrumors 6502a

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    So does anyone known where the camera falls in between? Is it as good or better than the iphone 4 camera? is it better than the ipad 3 camera?
     
  10. gerbilbox macrumors regular

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    I don't think anyone knows until it's in our hands. The way Apple described it, it sounds like it contains qualities of both the iPhone 4 and 4S camera (plus the 5's sapphire cover), but who outside of Infinite Loop really knows? They didn't even release full resolution photos taken with its camera like they did with the iPhone 5's camera. Best to wait for the reviews.
     
  11. windowpain macrumors 6502a

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    From the initial reviews and photos I have seen, the iphone 5 camera looks to be a noticeable improvement on the iphone4S. (which was pretty decent anyway.)
    As far as I know the ipod touch camera is very very similar to the new iphone 5 camera..same lens,backlit sensor, just a lower resolution sensor.
    Also without some of the processor driven noise reduction (maybe a good thing?)

    I am pretty optimistic that it will replace my point and shoot, so much so I am changing my order to the 64 gb model.

    I know it won't be DSLR quality, but I have a D90 for that. In good light though I would expect them to be of comparable quality. More than good enough for 95% of the photos I take.
    And the fact that is is only 88g means that I am always going to have it with me. The best camera in the world is the one you have on you.
     
  12. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    If you just need simple point and shoot then it will be for you, it won't be good if you already have a DSLR with over 5Mp.
     

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