The all-new, advanced optics in this camera work together to make sure whatever light you have gives you the best image possible. The custom lens uses five precision elements to shape incoming light, which makes the entire image sharper. The larger f/2.4 aperture lets in more light, so photos look brighter and better. And the advanced hybrid infrared filter keeps out harmful IR light, so you’ll see more accurate and uniform colors.
Pull out your iPhone in moonlight, candlelight, or under little white lights. Or shoot in bright light. Like at the beach. iPhone captures low-light and lots-of-light moods beautifully. So darks aren’t too dark and lights aren’t too light. Even action shots are less blurry. The next-generation backside illumination sensor is engineered with increased sensitivity and a shorter exposure time to achieve the same scene brightness — colors are less saturated and you’ll see more details. And the refined LED flash automatically kicks in when it’s needed (but you can always turn it off).
NOTE, "Its probably easier to read off of Apples website and they also have camera samples.
Disclaimer: I don't own a smart phone, iphone or any other portable phone device that allows me to connect to the internet. My cell phone is old, can only be used to make and receive calls and I'm happy with it.
IMO, the iphone4s is a sign of things to come. My guess is that camera manufacturing companies will soon jump on the smart phone bandwagon and start investing all their research & development efforts/funds to develop more advanced phones with better picture-taking abilities to appease the mass market.
While I might find this new trend disappointing mostly based on my love for old, mechanical cameras, I have no other choice but to sit back and watch it happen (much the same as I did when low end digital point and shoots stomped out film in the name of "progress"). In a few years we will see very little, if any, new cameras on the market as it will be saturated with ever-convenient smart phones.
Being the dinosaur that I am, I will hold on to my DSLR's for as long as I can as I did my film SLR's despite the ridicule of younger, more tech-savvy erudites.
>Being the dinosaur that I am, I will hold on to my DSLR's for as long as I can...
Are you flip-flopping on this issue. You started that long post here not too long ago about how you really enjoyed shooting with your little Panasonic point and shoot and preferred to carry that as opposed to your D200s. You also were looking for the perfect Disney trip camera. Well, this new Apple Iphone 4S might be the answer to your prayers. You get an 8mp camera that you can use to make all of your calls. Also, you can leave the laptop at home and surf the web on your phone while the kids are on the rides. There are even some articles about IPhone photography.
I have the IPhone 4 (not the S) and confess that I haven't really used the 5mp camera except for a couple of snapshots, but I am going to read a couple of those articles and who knows, maybe I'll replace the D3S with the IPhone 4S but only if they make an adapter so that I can use all of my Nikkor glass.
Edit: >maybe I'll replace the D3S with the IPhone 4S but only if they make an adapter so that I can use all of my Nikkor glass "with full autofocus and metering capabilities."
> >I have the IPhone 4 (not the S) and confess that I haven't >really used the 5mp camera except for a couple of snapshots, >but I am going to read a couple of those articles and who >knows, maybe I'll replace the D3S with the IPhone 4S but only >if they make an adapter so that I can use all of my Nikkor >glass. > >jP
I'm looking forward to that day myself.
Tom D3, D200, D70, F6, F3/T, F2AS, FM2N
"The Gods have two ways of dealing harshly with us. The first is to deny us our dreams. The second is to grant them." Irish playwright Oscar Wilde
Fri 07-Oct-11 12:19 AM | edited Fri 07-Oct-11 12:27 AM by snegron
Please re-read my post carefully. As you indicate (quoting me), I still own my D200. Not a D300. Not a D300s. Not a D700. Not a D7000. Simply, a D200 (and a D1X). Those DSLR's still work for me and I have had no need to upgrade, however, that is a totally different issue.
Yes, I do use and enjoy my Lumix point and shoots. They offer much higher IQ than any other point and shoots on the market today in just about every category. One thing all my point and shoots have in common? They are all cameras. Not cell phones. Not portable internet search devices. Simply cameras.
Am I in a constant quest to get the perfect travel camera? Yes. I would love a digital rangefinder, but I can't afford a Leica M9. So, I have no choice but to look for the next best thing; a mirror-less, interchangeable lens camera. I researched this type of camera system and ended up purchasing an Olympus E-PL2. It turned out to be defective, so I returned it.
Would I prefer to carry a lighter camera than my D200 on Disney trips? Sure. Keyword here is "camera", not cell phone. Would I be happy if my Lumix TS3 could capture images anywhere near what I get with my D200? Of course! Who wouldn't? The reality is that it is a rugged camera that can do something my DSLR's can't; capture images under water without any special housing.
In the end, I use my cameras (DSLR's or point and shoots) to enhance my photography experience, not to simply satisfy my snapshot needs. Back in the old film days many of us carried our SLR's and a point and shoot or lighter camera as back up. I don't see how I have changed my old ways. I had no choice when it came to giving up film as labs in my area for the most part vanished, and online developing is too expensive and inconvenient.
Am I "flip-flopping"? I don't think so. Again, my cameras are cameras. Regardless of the weight difference between my LX3 and my D1X, they share something in common; they are both cameras that offer high image quality and offer me total control over the image capture process. Also, I will never get an annoying telemarketing call on my LX3, TS3, D1X or D200.
I have been hearing a lot about how Steve Jobs influenced so many areas of our lives from computers to music to movies to art to Internet access to phones, but no one has mentioned his impact on photography! Not just the iPhone, which is both hugely substantial and incredible (and will be more so in the 4s), but also Aperture, the post processing software.
Any doubts about the iPhone, or rather, what a real artist can do with it, were dispelled by reading the latest issue of SilverShotz magazine (volume 7 edition 5). The cover of the issue was done with an iPhone, and the artist also post-processes with the iPhone. Amazing works of art, proving once again it's not the camera that makes great art.
Here is my first shot of my daughter just after activating the camera for the first time. Nothing fancy just a quick snapshot. The flash was activated and the room dark so red eye was pronounced but fixed in NX2. In NX2 I simply added contrast .. a bit of color balance some sharpening and a crop.
What really surprised me so far is the audio recording on the video. Very clear. I will post some more more shots later on. Again this was just a quicky out of the box shot.
I should note this is taken through the otter box case. I will try some without the camera installed in the case.
You can also reverse the camera and take a shot of yourself but man those shots were just plain ugly !!
AKA : Sal Ficarrotta in some parts of the universe.
Tue 03-Jan-12 01:26 AM | edited Tue 03-Jan-12 01:28 AM by PaintedRays
I know this is an old thread, but I recently bought my 1st iPhone. Here is a shot of a vent I spotted while making a U turn after overshooting Starbucks. I haven't taken many pix yet, but I like the results from this one.
I guess I,m old fashioned. I have the 4s and have never taken a picture or sent a text message, if you can imagine. The company I fly for supplies them for us. Use it mostly for its cellphone and email,thats pretty much it.