Jesus does the iPhone 4 take some incredibly good photos!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by HXGuy, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. HXGuy macrumors 68000

    Mar 25, 2010
    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.

  2. Wicked1 macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    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.
  3. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    Ha, and I thought you had pictures of Jesus. :eek:

    No doubt the iP4 takes some pretty good pics and damn nice video too!!
  4. RRmalvado macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2010
    Yeah I agree, it takes very nice/quality pictures. I have no need to take my camera with me too often.
  5. Sean4123 macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2009
    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.
  6. cirial macrumors regular

    May 2, 2010
    Pompano Beach, FL
    It's superb at making my indoor shots yellow under certain types of ought or giving me the nice green blob
  7. Knowimagination macrumors 68000


    Apr 6, 2010
    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!
  8. doctorxring macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2006

    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.


    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.



  9. Knowimagination macrumors 68000


    Apr 6, 2010
    Would love to see the comparison shots either here or in another thread.
  10. FortMOney macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2010
    I agree. The iPhone sure does take great pictures

  11. UCLAKoolman macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    Well when you post them in a blog like this the quality looks the same. Very impressive for the iPhone
  12. thespy007 macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2010
    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.
  13. Vikinguy macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2007
  14. Roofy. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2009
    Edit: photobucket f&)@$ing sucks and keeps failing to load my pics. I give up
  15. kimtyson macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Pretty sure He already knows it takes good pics.
  16. deannnnn macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2007
    New York City & South Florida
    Yeah mine does that too it's really annoying.
  17. nooaah macrumors 68000


    Sep 3, 2009
    Philadelphia, PA
  18. Megalobyte macrumors 6502a

    Dec 30, 2007
    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 ... :)


  19. farmermac macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2009
    The camera is the reason we upgraded to iphone4's. No need to lug a camera around anymore, this one is way good enough
  20. FX120 macrumors 65816


    May 18, 2007
    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.
  21. aedraste macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2009
    Indeed, the iP4 takes great pictures...

    But I won't be tossing out my Game Boy Camera just yet. :p
  22. mjz147 macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2009
    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.
  23. HardDemon macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2010
    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 :(
  24. HXGuy thread starter macrumors 68000

    Mar 25, 2010
    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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