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

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  1. Blackberryroid macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    other animals have better eyes than humans, so no
     
  3. Mousse macrumors 68000

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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.
     
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  5. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  6. ejb190 macrumors 65816

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    I have astigmatism and my visual memory is far inferior to my aural memory. (That's why I take pictures in the first place!) So no my eyes would not be a good camera.
     
  7. sviato macrumors 68020

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    Pictureception...how do I know if what I'm seeing is real life and not a picture!
     
  8. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Considering my eyes are like -9 and -10 diopters: no.
     
  9. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    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
     
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  11. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    My eyes are pretty much perfect, and a good DSLR can already out-do them at many things, so no.
     
  12. iStudentUK macrumors 65816

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    I was going to post exactly that!

    Moreover there is the fact that your eyes aren't like a camera, your brain makes guesses and assumptions based on what it expects to see.

    In conclusion, your eyes can deceive you, don't trust them!
     
  13. jeremy h macrumors 6502

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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!
     
  14. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    Only at the center. The peripheral vision captures just enough detail to make out motion and color.

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    Technically all cameras are like that.

    Indeed.
     
  15. Dagless macrumors Core

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    There's a lot of dust on my lens (floaters). So no :(.
     
  16. mankar4 macrumors 6502a

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    Have you gotten that checked out? Thats an early retinal detachment symptom in some cases.
     
  17. Orange Furball macrumors 65816

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    What's that mean? I got em too...
     
  18. Dagless macrumors Core

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    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 :)
     
  19. Ariii macrumors 6502a

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    Poor quality control. But they come in colors :)!
     
  20. rei101 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     

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