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First real world camera samples from the Apple iPhone 4S

0. phoneArena posted on 20 Oct 2011, 00:28

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...

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posted on 20 Oct 2011, 13:48

26. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

@chunk. You just don't like it that the ip4s produces better results than your n8.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 20:40

41. chunk1x (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)

Hey dumb ass. N8 was never ever blurry as shown in Engadget. You never have seen the true quality of N8. It was never about 12mp or fan support, it just has all the right elements for good photography. I praise 4gs for the improved photo performance remember. I own a N8 but I am well aware of its photo weakness and never did I sugar coat it like you. I love the performance of s2 and 4gs but I am also aware of its performance. You fanboys( Apple, Nokia, Android and etc) wrap the truth and believe that your units are invincible and lie to the teeth and even fake the test like Engadget did. I speak the truth like a true camera phone enthusiast. I am a big fan of true camera oriented phones from K800, N82, Satio, Pixion 12 and to today's photo monster the N8. I am beyond brands and OS and my only requirement is the best overall photo performance. For the record I give all my respect to S2 for the best video. Stop being a idiot and face the truth. Only those who haven't seen both(4gs and N8) will pretend that their's is better without understanding why.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 04:54 1

11. nastynaps (Posts: 93; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

Seeing how everyone is comparing the photos to the supposedly best camera phone out there, the N8 (never seen it myself), it seems to me this shooter is in good company. Those pictures are pretty damn impressive, probably the best I've seen from a camera phone. Looks like it beats the SGS2 to me; give credit where credit's due. Can't wait til they have us vote on all the new phones.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 05:20 1

12. jacko (unregistered)

HELL NO the SGS II s**ts all over this all the pics are blurry

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 05:38

13. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Well...N8 is like unwanted black sheep in family.
Most don't care and try to forget it even exist. Truth is, that beside of that "weak" ARM processor and outdated hardware, N8 is still the best cameraphone around. Even dual cores allmighty S II cannot be a real threat. That's why I'm curious, why in every single comparison, there is no N8. Is it too good, and it's so obvious for everyone, or sites like this one or crappy engadget, trying to erase N8 from mobile phone map? because it's running Symbian, which is "dead" for sheeps?
It will change when Nokiasoft presents ancestor of N8, running Mano 7.5.
Android never been a good partner for photos.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 07:26

14. aztaxia12295 (Posts: 272; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)

Couldn't get a pic of occupy wall street?

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 11:46

18. SweetLou (Posts: 17; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

eh, just like people said about the recent photos taken with the nexus, its mostly the person behind the camera.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 12:24 1

19. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

As usual people try to discredit Apple. The pictures look great.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 13:17

20. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

They do look great. But no matter how great they look, antagonists will of course try their best to discredit it. Just look at Andy Rubin discrediting Siri now. But see what happens in the future when everyone implements their own Siri-like assistant. They'll all pretend that they never said anything against it.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 19:53

46. Windsponge (Posts: 92; Member since: 01 Nov 2009)

They are blurry do you need glasses?

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 14:15

27. jdrevolution (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

The pictures are nice but they look grainy. I dont know if it's cause of the uploading to a website (as in, if these are the pictures actual sizes) but you can see the grain, especially in the sky of the first picture.
They also seem a little unfocused, the picture with the chairs, I think the lines could be a little sharper but still looks a little fuzzy. And I think the picture of the plant combines the grain and the fuzz the most out of all the pictures.
I think for facebook or something similar they'd be great photos, but I don't expect to start seeing this camera used by proffessionals anytime soon haha :D (though, I have seen amazing work done by proffessionals with just a disposable camera. So who knows?)

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 14:58

28. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

These photos are taken in low light conditions. Don't expect bright photos from low lighting. Don't expect blue skies on photos taken at night time.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 16:30

34. jdrevolution (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

I didn't expect to, but I have seen clearer picture when taken at night. I know low light doesnt ever help picture quality, but some of these are a smidge past just the low light effecting it. :)
Like I mentioned, they're still nice photos, great for what most people will be using the iphone camera for: social media, picture messaging and sending the latest cute thing their cat/child did to their friends/relative haha
I was just kind of hoping for clearer images considering how much they talked about the camera and the effort they put into it,.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 18:35

40. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

@jd. You've seen clearer picture of this exact scene taken at the same time with the ip4s? Where? I thought this is solely ip4s pictures. I didn't know there are clearer ones taken by other camera phones at the same time as this :)

Yes, these are nice photos nevertheless, considering that flash was not even used. Especially that last photo of the plant where they took the shot in front of those bright lights. Now, if only they used those other phones that you're talking about for a side by side comparison, then I might just believe you that there are other camera phones better than this.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:45

42. jdrevolution (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

Haha I didnt mean a picture of the same exact same scene or with the same phone. But you're right that this is an article just showing the IP4S picture quality
But actual comparison between phones would be even better. :)

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 17:45

35. Boti95 (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Sep 2010)


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