First real world camera samples from the Apple iPhone 4S

First real world camera samples from the Apple iPhone 4S
By now, some of us have probably marveled over the eye popping camera samples that were taken on the iPhone 4S, which were in fact provided to us from Apple directly, but there’s always that small inkling in the back of our minds telling us that they were somehow glammed up. Nevertheless, now that we’re in possession of our very own Apple iPhone 4S, we decided to take out with us on a short trip to New York City to check out what the talk is all about with its improved 8-megapixel auto-focus camera.

Needless to say, we really want to show you all what it’s capable of doing, but without spoiling all of the fun, we simply decided to snap four photos to give you a sampling of what to expect. Rather than taking shots in brightly lit or sunny conditions, we ended up taking them mostly in the evening to show its prowess in capturing photos in less light. Considering that it features a larger aperture (f2.4) and backside illumination, things should appear much better than your typical smartphone camera.

Without spoiling all of the fun, you can decide for yourself if the handset’s camera lives up to all the hype, but until we get a good well-rounded feel for its camera, we can’t chime in with our final judgment.


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iPhone 4s
  • Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB

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46 Comments

1. jacko unregistered

there ok not the best on a phone sgs II still better btw first

5. Eingild

Posts: 203; Member since: Apr 19, 2011

Please don't plague this site with all that "first" bulls**t. The last thing we need are adults living in their mom's basement.

8. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Grow up. this isn't a race. . .

16. ivanprskalo

Posts: 124; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

Who cares that you are first, you are not even real user, your profile is empty, have no picture, who are you anyway? btw. If SGS II is better, than what to say on SE xperia arc... To me, pictures look decent, but the one taken with SE arc are still far better. SGS II? I think 4S matches now samsung..

21. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@jacko. How can you say that sgs2 is better? Was there an official camera comparison between the two phones on here? Your comment is baseless. Typical android fanboy.

31. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

it is not about android it is about the pictures and they look awful in comparison with the pictures posted last week and yes samsungs pictures are better you don't need comp. between them just download pictures taken with S2 and see

36. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@dark. Of course according to you, sgs2 produces better pictures. But according to a lot of early reviews of the ip4s (not my personal opinion), the ip4s easily tops the rest. Read Engadget's review for instance.

2. Medel

Posts: 84; Member since: May 31, 2011

Nokia N8 is the beast! without 1080p. :) watch some of these.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4Ijr7A0T1U&feature=related and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m9W9ysLgf8. Great video quality and has a lot of details and Perfect for taking pictures. :)

4. Medel

Posts: 84; Member since: May 31, 2011

and one more thing it has a better sound quality.

22. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@medel. Nah. I saw the video and photo comparison between the ip4s and the n8, and the ip4s takes better photos and videos. Although I hope to see a more rigid comparison soon. Also, the ip4s seems to handle shakes much better than any phone out there. Not to mention that its response time is much faster than the rest.

29. Rockimaru

Posts: 29; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

I found some real good Nokia N8 videos:http://www.youtube.com/user/topolino70#p/u/3/JkBC21BkGIY and this one, the guy used an extra macro lense:http://www.youtube.com/user/topolino70#p/u/3/JkBC21BkGIY

43. Medel

Posts: 84; Member since: May 31, 2011

You're so wrong! :) if you need more information check this site.http://www.noknok.tv/2011/10/07/nokia-n8-vs-apple-iphone-4s-which-has-the-best-camera/ and i think, the Iphone 4S need to catch up! and i have some great sample here.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaA9iSXTB8w and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHVT5qd1T8c enjoy!

44. Medel

Posts: 84; Member since: May 31, 2011

and i almost forgot to say. the Nokia N8 have a stabilization. ok, here you go.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrpzorTHHn0

30. Rockimaru

Posts: 29; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

i agree. the N8 takes the best photos i've seen on a phone. but for videos, you just need the proper skills and equipment to get the best out of the phone. i've seen some NOKIA production videos and they are great. but i found a guy on youtube, his N8 videos are awesome. here is the guys youtube channel:http://www.youtube.com/user/topolino70 you shoudl really check it out if you are a Nokia N8 fan

3. yann

Posts: 613; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Those pictures are not so good IMO. Something wrong with the focus... Not bad at all. Still, my N8 make a lot better pics.

23. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@yann. You're just an n8 blind fan. The ip4s shows better results so far when compared to the n8 on engadget's review. There will be other reviews soon, so let's wait and see if the ip4s can prove itself to have the best camera on a phone.

32. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

hahaha n8 fan hahahahaha it looks like you are isheep fan

37. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@dark. And how am I an isheep. Read my comment again please. I said WAIT FOR MORE REVIEWS before making any judgement. Your IQ is humiliating.

39. maxican16

Posts: 364; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

gemini calling someone else a blind fanboy. hahaha... oh that's rich. POT meet KETTLE.

6. djmuzi

Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 12, 2009

You mean first iPhone 4S photos from YOUR iPhone 4S ;) I have shot real world photos a few days ago :) Your photos are sharper than mine. But I agree the SGS II has better camera. The good old N86 has a much better camera too. The N8 is still a class of its own. The press photos from Apple (you posted them too) were too good to be true as expected :(

7. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

the N8 needs not to be compared to the likes of the iPhone 4s because if you were able to try it and viewed its official. flickr accnt. its on a very different level from my point of view. The iPhone 4s has a Very good 8mp.

15. yann

Posts: 613; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

You're a iSheep, really! You believe what Apple told to you. You never even try N8. When you talk about camera - till now even with 4S, Nokia N8 is still the best on the market.

17. SweetLou

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

lol wut?

24. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@yann. Anyone who prefers the iphone is an isheep for you. I saw Engadget's review, and the n8 is the clear loser :)

45. Windsponge

Posts: 97; Member since: Nov 01, 2009

I wonder if Engadget gets Paid any money from Apple?

33. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

S2 makes really good pictures too and N8 because of its big sensor but for now SE Xmore is the best that's the truth

38. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@dark. The only truth that you have proven on here is that you are an iphone hater :)

9. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Engadget is an asshole for rigging the test.

25. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@chunk. What did you think of engadget when they were all praises for the n8? But now that the ip4s does seem to produce better results, they're now assholes?

10. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

The 4s photos are impressive. This proves that you don't need to fake and ruin the N8 for impressing us with 4s photo. 4s is almost or the same quality with Samsung S2. N8 is still better but damn, 4s as all grown up with good amount of depth a more realistic colors. P.S. Engadget is the worst asshole and sabotaging N8 photos is the lowest thing I've ever seen and their excuse infuriates me that I will throw feces at their staff.

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