If you could take pictures with your eyes, would you consider it as the best camera?

Blackberryroid

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If you could take pictures with your eyes, would you consider it as the best camera ever? I know I would. It's so clear, clearer than the ISO 100 of my DSLR or it's 8 Megapixels.
 

Mousse

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No zoom, no wide angle, no infrared, no long exposure, no high speed shutter, no flash, limited resolution. No, not the greatest camera.

On the plus side, there's a fantastic dynamic range, white balancing and exposure compensation.
 

APlotdevice

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Sep 3, 2011
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The eye would make a crappy camera. It's only high resolution within a very small area in the center. There is also a blind spot at the optic nerve. We don't notice these things because our brains try to fill in the blanks.
 

tech4all

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No zoom, no wide angle, no infrared, no long exposure, no high speed shutter, no flash, limited resolution. No, not the greatest camera.
Zooming? Buy an adapter.
Wide angle? Samething, but I think the eye is wide enough.
Infrared? Most people don't use that.
Long exposure? Depends what you mean by "long." They eye can see pretty well at night. Star trails, well...ok
High speed shutter? The eye is more a video camera so it's not really applicable in this case.
No Flash? Get a flash light.
Limited resolution? The eye has amazing detail.

Course this is based on good vision. :D
 

boss.king

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My eyes are pretty much perfect, and a good DSLR can already out-do them at many things, so no.
 

jeremy h

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Yes, nice link. I was going to also say that the hardware is rubbish (upside down images, bad colour repro round the edges, bad low light performance in the middle of the sensor etc etc etc)

But... the firmware that drives it and the image processing software is really something else!
 

0098386

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Have you gotten that checked out? Thats an early retinal detachment symptom in some cases.
Had them for as long as I can remember, always bring it up with the opticians and opthamologists but my retinas fine. It all is, just awful astigmatism (which does put a strain on the retina but it's still fine they say).
But thanks for the concern nontheless :)
 

rei101

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If we were in the medieval times I would be dead by the vision I have. And is not as bad as other people posted here.