If you think the iPhone's camera is bad...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by anjinha, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. anjinha macrumors 604

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    The first pic I took with the iPhone and the second I took with the LG Cookie, which has a 3MP camera. It's not a big difference and both pics are bad because this was in terrible light conditions but at least the iPhone's pic HAS COLORS. No, that's not a B&W filter.
     

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  2. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    The iPhone camera is okay for quick snaps.

    The number of pixels is not necessarily indicative of the quality of the picture taken. So many other factors are just, if not more, important.
     
  3. anjinha thread starter macrumors 604

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    I know, but a lot of people don't understand that.
     
  4. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000

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    With bright lighting I think my iPhone does just fine! :)
     
  5. Theaser macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone think those two 0.3 MP cameras on the new Nintendo DSi has no point and no function whatsoever? Maybe you should compare the pictures taken from that to the LG Cookie. :D
     
  6. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    I don't know but I think I see a pink nose on that LG cookie pic...:p
     
  7. Four20 macrumors 6502a

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    how does a 3MP camera not come with color pictures? lol
     
  8. bingbong951 macrumors newbie

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    Its good

    I think you know the iPhones camera isnt like the best but its good if you dont care like about mp. The screen is perfect to take pictures and i love it!!
     
  9. anjinha thread starter macrumors 604

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    That pic is a color picture, but at that particular angle the pic would be almost B&W.

    EDIT: Not sure if you're being sarcastic or not, lol.
     
  10. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    it is a color picture, check again. It's just horrible saturation.
     
  11. anjinha thread starter macrumors 604

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    I can't believe I have to promote the LG Cookie, this is a piece of crap. :mad:
     
  12. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    It's color. Look at that blue box in the corner.

    The Olympus FE-2xx cameras are still the worst in my books.
     
  13. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    I know... that's what I said.
     
  14. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I didn't mean to imply that you didn't.

    And I agree with your second part. Went through this with the point and shoot cameras with the usual how many pixels does your camera have routine. Many didn't understand the difference between glass and plastic lens, aperture, shutter speed, etc.

    The iPhone camera is good in well lit situations. Great for a quick snapshot which is the purpose of a phone camera IMHO with today's technology.

    Why? Curious?
     
  15. Slippery Gimp macrumors member

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    I think the images have been Photoshopped, no cat is that big. It dwarfs the chest of drawers. Nice try OP.
     
  16. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    Its a known fact that the iphone camera is crap. Nothing new.
     
  17. Ish macrumors 68010

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    How about the chest of drawers is in the background?
     
  18. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    The iPhone's lens, shutter speed, ability to adjust etc aren't particularily good.

    I wouldn't say the iPhone camera is good in well lit situations, just less awful. It's by no means good in any situation.

    Heck, the ergonomics of pressing that tiny area of the screen are terrible for most human arms in terms of introducing camera shake, which given the slow capture time and bad low light performance tend to make for very bad pictures.

    And I can't see how you can say it's good for a quick snapshot, the purpose of a camera phone, when it doesn't work in anything but reasonably strong sunlight. I live in England. There hasn't been reasonably strong sunlight here for eight years.

    Phazer
     
  19. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    I'd say, it's still pretty decent, for a 2MP camera, with zero features.

    I took these during last night's UFC 95, from the O2 Arena, London:
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    Images are raw and unedited.
     
  20. akeemD macrumors newbie

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    I find that those who don't have an iphone tend to be the ones who think the camera is bad based upon it having 2MP, when infact it's not bad at all imo.
     
  21. Jonny75 macrumors member

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    Megapixels, lens, sensor sizes.... the iPhone is a terrible camera compared to the competitors.

    With the market such that compact camera play second fiddle to many camera-phones in image quality, the iPhone sticks out.

    Fixed focus, terrible noise, desperate lag, no flash, colour wash.. euch. It needs fixed. It's no use defending it here-- every review, however enthusiastic and recommending outside Apple forums, slates the iPhone camera and that perception of "poor camera" is market wide. It's the phone's major Achilles heal and is hurting sales. Believe it or not, people buy phones for 1) Talking 2) Messaging and 3) taking pictures. Not iFart, UI or YouTube.

    Get it sorted in June, Apple! ;o)
     
  22. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    Maybe so, but with the camera issues being common knowledge, people still buy iPhones in their droves and they buy them primarily for the phone + iPod intergration, imo.
     
  23. puercaeli macrumors regular

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    I second that too.

    What most people are complaining about is not megapixel...
    it's more to do with lens features such as auto focus and stuff.
    At the moment iPhone camera is as good as iSight(which is also 2MP I think).

    There is no need for great camera on iPhone but at least something with auto focus....
     
  24. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    That's true. No argument there.

    Agree.

    Snort! :)
     
  25. markel253 macrumors regular

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    This is an image I took with my iPhone 3G yesterday. I wouldn't want to replace my camera with it, but this aint bad.
     

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