Is the 4S camera really that good?

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  1. FooArk macrumors 6502

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    Im on Instagram and I see some amazing photos and the people say they are using their 4S to take these pics. My iPhone 4 cant get anything near that quality
     
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    The 4S has a wayyyy better camera than the 4.
     
  3. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    I've seen tens of comparison photos of the iPhone 4's camera and the iPhone 4S. It appears slightly better but sometimes it's hard to see.

    Just remember, people can take a better looking photo with a 4 vs the iPhone 4S by using better composition & lighting (with lighting being a big key factor).
     
  4. El3ctronics macrumors 65816

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    Low light it's MUUUUUUUCH better. Daylight it's marginally better.
     
  5. psac macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 4 and go to a lot of concerts and it pi--es me off to see all the 4Ss taking better pictures than me, I can see the difference right on their screen. Can't wait for the friggin 5 already.
     
  6. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    Yeah it's considerably better than the 4. One of the best smartphone cameras on the market.
     
  7. Want300 macrumors 65816

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    A lot of it has to do with the person taking the picture as well. A lot of people do not know how to take a good picture (myself included). Also, using the Camera+ app helps too from what I hear.
     
  8. Dominicanyor macrumors 6502a

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  9. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    After almost a year, it's still probably the best phone camera on the market, so yeah, it's pretty good.
     
  10. NikeTalk macrumors 6502a

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    The 4S camera bloooooooooows away the 4 or any other phone camera. It's really that good. Takes amazing photos.
     
  11. nizmoz macrumors 65816

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    I will say the galaxy s3 takes better pictures that I use to have.
     
  12. SR45 macrumors 65832

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    "I will say - the galaxy s3 takes better pictures - that I use to have."

    What does above mean ? I don't understand what you are trying to say. :confused:
     
  13. Troneas macrumors 65816

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    i think what he meant was:


    -the galaxy s3 that i used to have takes better pictures.
     
  14. nizmoz macrumors 65816

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    Yes use to have. After having it for 30 days, didn't like the interface and lock ups. But it did take great shots and better than the iphone especially in low light.
     
  15. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    Its not half as good as the Galaxy S III's camera. And yes I actually have a 4S and GSIII to compare. GSIII seems to take more sharp pictures and have better contrast.
     
  16. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    Depends. I own S3 and 4s. The problem with S3 is you may have to take 3-4 pics to get the one u like. Shutter speed is much faster than 4s. But with 4s. U take a picture. 9 out of 10 times that will be only one u need to take.

    S3 you Need to be completed focused and even than its hit or miss with blurry pics. .
    HTC one X is probably best camera phone on market now. Than 4s. Than S3. Which bodes well for next iphone camera.
     
  17. pear21 macrumors 6502

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    Is the zoom on the 4s any clearer opthan in the 4 or is it still the worst thing ever?
    Also how is the zoom in the s3 for anyone that has used that one?

    Thanks guys!
     
  18. Coldsnow macrumors regular

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    Hahaha if you're deciding between the S III and the iPhone 4s GET THE S3.
     
  19. PNutts macrumors 601

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    I got the 4S specifically for the camera upgrade and I feel like it doesn't take as good pictures as my 4 did. Maybe it's because I got it in January in the middle of a wet, grey winter and the photos weren't in bright light. But even the flash photos haven't impressed me. I'm hoping the next iPhone has more camera improvements.

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  20. throAU macrumors 601

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    The 4s camera is good but it isn't a DSLR replacement.

    It does particularly poorly (compared to a decent camera) in low light, as the lens simply can't capture as much light.

    But for a cell phone camera, it is pretty awesome.
     
  21. saud0488 macrumors 6502

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    I don't get it. I have a 4 and 4s here, with an S3 and there isn't much of a difference between the 4 and 4s. in some instances the video recording on the 4 has been shown to be better than that of the 4s. But picture quality wise, no there isn't much of a difference at all.

    S3 blows both away. I'd be happy to post pictures from all three.
     
  22. NewAnger macrumors 6502a

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    All of this. I have a Sony digital camera that I bought in 2001 with a Carl Zeiss lens and is 3.2MP that blows the iPhones camera away. For everyday picture taking though, the 4S camera is excellent.
     

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