Apple showcases iPhone 4S camera with high-resolution sample photos

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  • Reply 21 of 83
    vadaniavadania Posts: 425member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cvaldes1831 View Post


    They look pretty candid to me.



    Balloons are a pretty popular tourist attraction in Napa wine country. Pretty easy for an Apple engineer to grab a stealth snap from a vineyard.



    The second shot must be candid. The horizon is hilariously unlevel. Plus it looks like the vast majority of local beaches at sunset (crappy surf).



    The third shot is pretty nondescript, something like anyone might take. "Ooh, look, pretty flowers!"



    So you think a company that has more money than the government didn't hire professionals? Even if the people they hired HAD to use the new phone... really?



    I may be young, but I'm not naive!
  • Reply 22 of 83
    ikolikol Posts: 369member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Vadania View Post


    So you think a company that has more money than the government didn't hire professionals? Even if the people they hired HAD to use the new phone... really?



    I may be young, but I'm not naive!



    Exactly- add on prop stylists, external light panels , reflectors and on and on. The stupidity and naivety on here is sometimes unbearable.
  • Reply 23 of 83
    gqbgqb Posts: 1,934member
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    Originally Posted by Dunks View Post


    Nice. These are easily better than my chunky (then mid-range) Lumix circa 2007. Will be great to have a camera of this quality on me at all times.



    Do you think Apple staged the balloon flight or are these a selection of candid moments?



    It's not hard to find balloons in northern California.
  • Reply 24 of 83
    gqbgqb Posts: 1,934member
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    Originally Posted by iKol View Post


    Those pictures were obviously cropped - how do I know they weren't Photoshopped as well.



    Cynical much?
  • Reply 25 of 83
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 9,233member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by iKol View Post


    The stupidity and naivety on here is sometimes unbearable.



    Real stupidity, as in dropped on their head by their mother when they were an infant stupid, is suggesting that Apple would photoshop pictures from their new phone.
  • Reply 26 of 83
    macslutmacslut Posts: 514member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by iKol View Post


    That's not the aspect ratio my iPhone 4 camera takes- Can't you measure? Do you believe everything you read as gospel? Sacrosanct ?



    No, the aspect ratio was always "off" on the iPhone 4 at 1.33884298 for a resolution of 2592x1936.



    The aspect ratio of the iPhone 4S is a perfect 1.33... for a resolution of 3264x2448.



    These images haven't been cropped or Photoshopped. You can look at the detailed Exif data if you're interested.



    BTW: the new camera app allows cropping.
  • Reply 27 of 83
    gqbgqb Posts: 1,934member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tchwojko View Post


    I have a very nice camera with some very nice lenses. But I don't take it everywhere. Having a small camera handy is very necessary, especially when I'm carting the kids around and just really don't have the time or space to lug around the T2i with my f/2.8 70-200mm.



    In fact I bet if you ask most camera geeks, they own a range of cameras for different situations.



    Guess what demographic this device is NOT aimed at.
  • Reply 28 of 83
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by iKol View Post


    That's not the aspect ratio my iPhone 4 camera takes- Can't you measure? Do you believe everything you read as gospel? Sacrosanct ?



    They didn't take the pictures with the iPhone 4, they took them with the iPhone 4S, which has a resolution of 3264 x 2448, which is exactly the resolution of all of the images when you click on them to view full size as instructed. They were not cropped.
  • Reply 29 of 83
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    Originally Posted by GQB View Post


    It's not hard to find balloons in northern California.



    Apparently, there are a lot of AI readers who don't get this.



    As I mentioned, balloons are a non-trivial tourist attraction in Napa wine country. It's pretty darned easy to capture shot #1 if you're a Napa Valley tourist. It's like photographing some chick in a bikini at Venice Beach.



    Again, there are a bunch of naive, highly sheltered folks here.
  • Reply 30 of 83
    tzeshantzeshan Posts: 2,351member
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    Originally Posted by twoslick View Post


    Great little camera for what it is, but I won't be replacing my Canon 50D with it any time soon. When you know what to look for, there's no comparison to a real Digital SLR camera. With a lens that small, you can really lose sharpness (very noticeable at contrasting edges).



    It's a great camera for casual use, but when quality matters most, I'll be using a full sized lens.



    Unless you are a professional photographer, the iPhone camera is superior to DSLR in at least three aspects.



    1. Touch Focus.

    2. Geotagging.

    3. Face recognition.



    All three functions are right in the iPhone and Photos app.
  • Reply 31 of 83
    gqbgqb Posts: 1,934member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ricardo Dawkins View Post


    Nokia N8 is still better.



    Compared to a kick in the crotch, I guess you're right.
  • Reply 32 of 83
    macslutmacslut Posts: 514member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by twoslick View Post


    Great little camera for what it is, but I won't be replacing my Canon 50D with it any time soon. When you know what to look for, there's no comparison to a real Digital SLR camera. With a lens that small, you can really lose sharpness (very noticeable at contrasting edges).



    It's a great camera for casual use, but when quality matters most, I'll be using a full sized lens.



    I have a Canon 7D and 5D. And the iPhone 4S will be replacing them...when I need one in my pocket, or at a venue that doesn't allow pro cameras, or wherever the case may be that I have my phone, but not a dedicated camera.



    I could say the same thing about the iPhone and my 7.1 channel sound system, or my HDTV, or my girlfriend.
  • Reply 33 of 83
    gqbgqb Posts: 1,934member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tzeshan View Post


    Unless you are a professional photographer, the iPhone camera is superior to DSLR in at least three aspects.



    1. Touch Focus.

    2. Geotagging.

    3. Face recognition.



    All three functions are right in the iPhone and Photos app.



    4. Connectivity for immediate sharing.
  • Reply 34 of 83
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    Originally Posted by DaHarder View Post


    Nice enough pics, but does nothing to diminish the fact that the iPhone4S is merely an incremental update to a near 16 month old handset.



    Those who truly desire great photo IQ already have nicer cameras with decent-sized sensors.



    Just as the iPad2 was an incremental improvement to the iPad and is doing reasonably well.
  • Reply 35 of 83
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,381member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bsimpsen View Post


    Just as the iPad2 was an incremental improvement to the iPad and is doing reasonably well.



    By 'reasonably well', I'm assuming you mean 'raping everyone else and dominating the market'.



    I'm going to go ahead and predict that the 4S will end up selling even more than the 4.
  • Reply 36 of 83
    ikolikol Posts: 369member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by macslut View Post


    No, the aspect ratio was always "off" on the iPhone 4 at 1.33884298 for a resolution of 2592x1936.



    The aspect ratio of the iPhone 4S is a perfect 1.33... for a resolution of 3264x2448.



    These images haven't been cropped or Photoshopped. You can look at the detailed Exif data if you're interested.



    BTW: the new camera app allows cropping.



    Well then I stand to be corrected. So then the new camera's picture will not therefor fit the screen ratio of the phone exactly and therefor give us black bars on the top and bottom or will it scan or blowup the image? If what u say is factual?
  • Reply 37 of 83
    vadaniavadania Posts: 425member
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    Originally Posted by macslut View Post


    will be replacing my girlfriend.



    I'm guessing she doesn't read this site!
  • Reply 38 of 83
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Vadania View Post


    I missed reading your posts! Mostly the responses...



    You mean you're not going to buy 9 of the new phone?



    Did you get a Touchpad? I hear they're running a special right now!



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cvaldes1831 View Post


    They look pretty candid to me.



    Balloons are a pretty popular tourist attraction in Napa wine country. Pretty easy for an Apple engineer to grab a stealth snap from a vineyard.



    The second shot must be candid. The horizon is hilariously unlevel. Plus it looks like the vast majority of local beaches at sunset (crappy surf).



    The third shot is pretty nondescript, something like anyone might take. "Ooh, look, pretty flowers!"



    I used to live in Saratoga, About 5 miles from Apple Headquarters. Periodically, there would be a bunch of balloons like these appear in the morning from North of Apple, then over De Anza college....



    There was even one time that a balloon with an Apple Logo was tethered at Bandly One -- and you could go vertical for a short ride...



    I suspect that these are candid shots from around Cupertino!
  • Reply 39 of 83
    shenshen Posts: 434member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by macslut View Post


    I have a Canon 7D and 5D. And the iPhone 4S will be replacing them...when I need one in my pocket, or at a venue that doesn't allow pro cameras, or wherever the case may be that I have my phone, but not a dedicated camera.



    I could say the same thing about the iPhone and my 7.1 channel sound system, or my HDTV, or my girlfriend.



    I was with you till "girlfriend" but now i am just wondering exactly what kind of apps you have on your phone...
  • Reply 40 of 83
    ikolikol Posts: 369member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bsimpsen View Post


    Just as the iPad2 was an incremental improvement to the iPad and is doing reasonably well.



    Except that it's not:

    New body-Much lighter & much thinner.

    Not 1 but 2 cameras.

    Twice as fast.

    Smart cover compatible.

    Gyroscope.

    iMovie.

    Did I miss anything?
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