Is this normal camera performance?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Nick012, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. Nick012 macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2007
    I was wondering if there might be a fault with my iPhone's camera or not. The photos it takes can be exceptionally grainy in even good lighting conditions. Maybe I just bought into the hype about the camera. I haven't had a digital camera for a few years so I don't have anything to test it against... (I am aware that there are limits to what phone cameras can do)

    Here are 3 photos as an example:

    Outdoors, midday:

    Indoors, early afternoon:

    Outdoors, night (snow and floodlights):

    I think all these were taken with HDR on but I get the same grain without HDR...
  2. triptyx macrumors member


    Jul 15, 2010
    The first one looks fine to me grain-wise. The second two are exactly what I'd expect from an automatic digital camera cranking up the ISO to shoot in what is really a dark situation - even indoors in the afternoon.
  3. lewys macrumors 6502


    Jun 18, 2010
    the less light going into the camera the higher the iso has to be so the camera can have a faster shutter speed.

    higher iso=more grain
  4. Jack105 macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2011
    My photos look like that too. Any recommendations for a good HDR app? Is proHDR good?

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