Why iphone has a sucky camera?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by geekgurl23, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. geekgurl23 macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    i love my iphone but the camera sucks. its very grainy and picture quality isnt even good. i had a sony ericsson w580i and the camera on that ROCKS. Very clear, crips color and picture. great quality.

    how can i fix this problem?
     
  2. u49aa2 macrumors 6502a

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    By buying the new one ;) The new iphone will have 3.5 MP camera, not bad. It always been known that the camera is not the best feature in the iphone.
     
  3. John T macrumors 68020

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    The answer is simple - learn the correct way to use it! Have a look at the photos in this thread... :)
     
  4. KSUWizard macrumors member

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    I believe they turn out grainy because there is no stabilization built into the camera software/hardware like my sony camera has. I've only been able to get real good pictures when I'm holding the iPhone really still. I like how the new camera has auto-focus which will help alot. The one thing that bugs me is that they can put in a new camera but can't get one that has zoom?! My 4 year old samsung had zoom. Whenever i need to take pictures of a blackboard for class I have to walk up close to it to make it legible. It would also save from having to download that crappy .99 zoom app.
     
  5. geekgurl23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    WOW! how did they get those pics? they look realllly good. can't believe its from the iphone camera...is it an app?
     
  6. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

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    Some might be from a camera app, there are a few in the app store. To take good pictures you just need a steady hand and good lighting (outside sunlight is ideal!).
     
  7. John T macrumors 68020

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    They are good aren't they!

    I've checked the EXIF data on a lot of 'em and they are straight off the camera. There's no reason why anyone shouldn't get a good pic off a 2MB camera. It's just a case of knowing its limitations - i.e. only use in good lighting and hold the 'phone STILL when taking a pic (don't wave it about like a flag like so many people do!!). Grainy pictures are the result of under exposure - taking pics in poor light.
     
  8. labman macrumors 604

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    well at the end of the day

    I bought the Iphone for it's convenience as a cell phone and internet etc. I had a Canon 40D DSLR and now a Canon G10 since I wanted to go simpler then the DSLR but these I bought for the cameras capabilities not the Iphone that camera is just handy. though a little zoom capability would be nice even if digital. but look at the size of the case the 3G lens does a good job the 3GS should do better both are fine IMO

    the ericsson w580i really apples too cantaloupe lol it has a tad bit more room for the camera etc, also it's partly what's important too you. being able to slide a phone in your pocket and have it barley noticed or a tad bit more size. my G10 is pretty small so I can take my Iphone and the G10 both lol.
     
  9. pol0001 macrumors 6502

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    The iPhone camera is very sensitive to light conditions and the distance to the object. But it can also clear pictures like this one:
     

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