iPhone 3G camera is not as good as the one on iPhone 2G

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mobile23, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. mobile23 macrumors member

    mobile23

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2008
    Location:
    Vancouver
    #1
    after using the iPhone 3G for couple weeks, i gotta say that the camera on the iPhone 3G is not as good as the one on the original iPhone. i have two iPhone 3G and two iPhone 2G. a lot of my photo taken by my iPhone 3Gs are sort of like having a gray layer on top of them. does anyone have the same experience?
     
  2. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

    DiamondMac

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2006
    Location:
    Washington, D.C.
    #2
    Used both and see no difference in either

    Pictures taken by both were of the same quality
     
  3. jecapaga macrumors 601

    jecapaga

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2007
    Location:
    Southern California
    #3
    Yeah seriously, post your comparisons so that we can see what you are seeing. I don't believe it.
     
  4. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

    MICHAELSD

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    Location:
    NJ
    #4
    I've been getting better pictures with the iPhone 3G camera, especially compared side-by-side. Maybe yours is defective? One guy had a camera that was taking blurry photos, then he exchanged it and his new one was alright.
     
  5. mobile23 thread starter macrumors member

    mobile23

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2008
    Location:
    Vancouver
    #5
    okay, i will post some photo later on.... the problem is i have two iPhone 3Gs. and both of them don't take photo as good as my original iPhones. my iPhone 2G are using firmware 1.1.4. and now i am thinking if the firmware actually make any difference :rolleyes:
     
  6. wronski macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 8, 2005
  7. tjespo22 macrumors 6502a

    tjespo22

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    Location:
    Staten Island NY
    #7

    yea i mean why isnt it 10.1 mp with interchangeable lens's, manual mode and a external flash connection.?
    its a freakin phone not a camera, for a camera on a phone its pretty dam good!
    if you people dont complain about one thing, then you complain about the other! it gets a bit annoying
     
  8. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

    MICHAELSD

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    Location:
    NJ
    #8
    The camera on the iPhone 3G is anything but bad. It's a nice bit better than the camera on the first iPhone. I don't have direct picture comparisons, but I did compare them before I sold my first-gen. One thing I've noticed was that the iPhone 3G takes slightly clearer and crisper pictures that look better at high-resolutions. Here's some pictures I've taken with my iPhone 3G (click on them for full-resolution versions, but keep in mind that they always look great on the 480x320 screen, even zoomed in, most of the pictures look best scaled at around 40-50%, though some come out great at 1600x1200):

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    And in low light...

    [​IMG]

    I took this one in a car so it didn't come out as good as it would've if there wasn't glass in the way. I saw the NJ News 12 reporter and cameramen in the car next to us to report a fire, so I took a few pictures of that.
    [​IMG]

    It isn't as bad as you guys think. It's definitely the best I've seen on a cellphone. I haven't taken any good pictures in full daylight, but the iPhone 3G takes its' best pictures in full sunlight.
     
  9. dlamin517 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2008
  10. ibizarocks macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    #10
    if anything it's better!! with the original i always got blurry shots, now I get crisp images
     
  11. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

    SFStateStudent

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Location:
    San Francisco California, USA
    #11
    I've attached (with duct tape) my marginal iPhone camera to my Canon 12.0 mp and took a picture of Pamela Anderson and David Letterman. I've placed a side-by-side comparison and I think it looks pretty good. I'm trying to mass-produce these iPhone+camera concoctions, but I'm stuck on two, b/c it's tough to find two-sided duct tape. This sounds like what most people are demanding from Apple. Damn I'm good...LOL :p
     

    Attached Files:

  12. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

    MICHAELSD

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    Location:
    NJ
    #12
    What...? Taking a picture of your TV isn't a good comparison.
     
  13. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

    SFStateStudent

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Location:
    San Francisco California, USA
    #13
    Dude, it's a joke... u know = LOL :p:D
     

Share This Page