Jesus does the iPhone 4 take some incredibly good photos!

HXGuy

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The content isn't great in the picture...but look at the clarity. To my eye, this rivals point-and-shoot cameras any day. If someone showed me this picture, I would never guess it was taken with a cell phone.

 

Wicked1

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Yep they are so nice I got my 32GB iPhone because on vacation I will take my iPhone instead of my digital video camera or my expensive Canon EOS.

After being able to shoot photos and video I decided to sell all my other camera gear.
 

Givmeabrek

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Ha, and I thought you had pictures of Jesus. :eek:

No doubt the iP4 takes some pretty good pics and damn nice video too!!
 

RRmalvado

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Yeah I agree, it takes very nice/quality pictures. I have no need to take my camera with me too often.
 

Sean4123

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I am in awe of the quality the iPhone 4 camera. It boggles my mind how people still feel the higher the megapixel count, the better the camera, because iPhone 4 DESTROYS the Droid and EVO in terms of quality shots. I got into a debate with some new friends on a recent cruise. They were amazed at the photos I had on my phone, but when they were told it was a 5 megapixel cam, they replied "the EVO's cam hass 8MP! we win!" So sad.
 

Knowimagination

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Couldn't resist





But seriously yes the camera is great I was really hoping it could replace a P&S for me, and for what I would use a P&S for the new iPhone is a perfect replacement!
 

doctorxring

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It's good, but it does not replace a point and shoot camera... yet.

I just returned from a vacation to Colorado and did a lot of shooting
with my new iP4 and my Canon SD790IS. I shot a number of subjects
from the same point of view, one right after the other, just to see
how they stacked up against each other. The iP4 was "good", but
just doesn't have the glass or the imager of a dedicated camera.
When you get the pics opened up anywhere near 100% it becomes
very obvious. But this item is a Phone/Camera. Not a Camera/Phone.

I early upgraded from a 3GS to the iP4 for the sole reason of the
improved camera. And I have NO regrets. Many times I only carry
my iP4 and it will take a heck of a lot better picture than no picture
at all. It will produce art in the right hands.

dxr

A couple of shots in keeping with the secondary theme here --

The first pic was shot with the iP4, the second with my SD790IS.
I like both, of course, but the shot with the Canon looks more like
the real deal, color balance and detail, etc.











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Knowimagination

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It's good, but it does not replace a point and shoot camera... yet.

I just returned from a vacation to Colorado and did a lot of shooting
with my new iP4 and my Canon SD790IS. I shot a number of subjects
from the same point of view, one right after the other, just to see
how they stacked up against each other. The iP4 was "good", but
just doesn't have the glass or the imager of a dedicated camera.
When you get the pics opened up anywhere near 100% it becomes
very obvious. But this item is a Phone/Camera. Not a Camera/Phone.

I early upgraded from a 3GS to the iP4 for the sole reason of the
improved camera. And I have NO regrets. Many times I only carry
my iP4 and it will take a heck of a lot better picture than no picture
at all. It will produce art in the right hands.

dxr

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Would love to see the comparison shots either here or in another thread.
 

UCLAKoolman

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It's good, but it does not replace a point and shoot camera... yet.

I just returned from a vacation to Colorado and did a lot of shooting
with my new iP4 and my Canon SD790IS. I shot a number of subjects
from the same point of view, one right after the other, just to see
how they stacked up against each other. The iP4 was "good", but
just doesn't have the glass or the imager of a dedicated camera.
When you get the pics opened up anywhere near 100% it becomes
very obvious. But this item is a Phone/Camera. Not a Camera/Phone.

I early upgraded from a 3GS to the iP4 for the sole reason of the
improved camera. And I have NO regrets. Many times I only carry
my iP4 and it will take a heck of a lot better picture than no picture
at all. It will produce art in the right hands.

dxr

A couple of shots in keeping with the secondary theme here --

The first pic was shot with the iP4, the second with my SD790IS.
I like both, of course, but the shot with the Canon looks more like
the real deal, color balance and detail, etc.











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Well when you post them in a blog like this the quality looks the same. Very impressive for the iPhone
 

thespy007

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I am in awe of the quality the iPhone 4 camera. It boggles my mind how people still feel the higher the megapixel count, the better the camera, because iPhone 4 DESTROYS the Droid and EVO in terms of quality shots. I got into a debate with some new friends on a recent cruise. They were amazed at the photos I had on my phone, but when they were told it was a 5 megapixel cam, they replied "the EVO's cam hass 8MP! we win!" So sad.
This is so true. Kinda related i see people talk about their hdtv that does 500hz!. well ok the source is 24/60 so your tv is making up frames or duplicating them. A waste of video processing, it even causes a delay so the audio is off on some tvs.
 

Roofy.

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Edit: photobucket f&)@$ing sucks and keeps failing to load my pics. I give up
 

Megalobyte

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I too am pleasantly surprised by the camera. Indoors with artificial light it struggles with white balance, but outside it captures quite a bit of detail and the colors seem nicely balanced. It also does a fairly good job of balancing contrasty scenes.

Took these 2 today, of some ixora plants in front of my house. Very close, surprisingly close in quality to the very good pics my Canon sx120is takes. Sure, the canon is superior, but we're talking about a PHONE here ... :)



 

farmermac

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The camera is the reason we upgraded to iphone4's. No need to lug a camera around anymore, this one is way good enough
 

FX120

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If you like over sharpened, over saturated, and low dynamic range images then yes, the iPhone 4 takes "incredible" photos.

For a phone they're good, but as far as photos go they're not good for much anything other than casual snap shots I don't find it appealing. I won't be tossing out my point and shoot any time soon.
 

aedraste

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Indeed, the iP4 takes great pictures...

But I won't be tossing out my Game Boy Camera just yet. :p
 

mjz147

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Aug 16, 2009
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Man I have an EVO,

And even tho it has 8 megapixels, I would take the iPhone camera over it anyday.

Apple is so good at showing specs are not everything, the quality of their devices are top notch.

In terms of pics on the evo screen they look good, but on the PC, they look the same as my 3.2 megapixel camera.
 

HardDemon

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I don't really use my iP4, i don't like risking a really nice picture and then recieveing a green blob or a nice yellow colour :(
 

HXGuy

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I don't really use my iP4, i don't like risking a really nice picture and then recieveing a green blob or a nice yellow colour :(
I thought this only happened indoors under florescent lighting? I've never had one of my pictures come out with a green blob or yellow color.
 
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