Originally Posted by shapesNforms
Well, keep in mind the iPhone is a phone, first and foremost, so people having the antenna issue (myself included) have a legitimate issue with that, but...as photography is one of my major hobbies, I've been impressed so far with the quality of still and video this phone is able to produce. My main camera is a Canon 7D and a couple of lenses and I also have a Canon G10 for when I don't want to carry around my 7D kit. And now with the iPhone 4, I think my G10 is going to be a little lonely when I take off on trips, leaving it behind but carrying my iPhone instead...
Some observations though...
I've found the digital zoom will produce acceptable images up to about 50% of the zoom scale. At least in bright conditions...It would be very cool if they could figure out how to incorporate an optical zoom of some sort but at least with digital, it's there when needed.
Although you can create HD movies in iMovie, you can only upload directly, lower resolution versions via email or YouTube from the app. You can sync and copy the movies over and then upload the full HD versions from there. I haven't tried it since I just thought of it, but I wonder if you can copy and paste into an email directly from the photo app and maintain the HD resolution?
Funny, I'm in a very similar situation. I primarily shoot with a 5D Mark II, and while I think it's the greatest thing ever invented, it's obviously not a camera you'll always have with you. So I keep a Canon G10 with me and it serves me nicely when portability is needed. However, it's video while good for it's resolution, isn't HD which is a real let down.
Enter the iPhone 4. By no means do its photos equal or surpass the G10's, especially since it doesn't shoot RAW, but they are actually darn good shots. Add to this the fact that the iPhone's HD video is vastly superior to the G10, and I find myself leaving the G10 behind more and more. It's simply not worth the extra bulk and baggage when I can get such decent shots with the iPhone. I honestly never thought I'd see the day I'd use a cell phone camera over my beloved G10.
From this photographer, a sincere thank you to Apple for focusing on pixel quality, rather than just playing the Android marketing game with megapixels.