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Can the iPhone4S replace a "real" digital camera?

 
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Dec 19, 2011 14:50 |  #46

MrWho wrote in post #13432074 (external link)
Only for the "good enough" people. Never for anyone even remotely serious about photography.

what?

I shoot everything of mine with my iphone

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Dec 19, 2011 21:21 as a reply to  @ Blackcloud556's post |  #47

4s cam is a great tool, I would not buy a point and shoot, the pics taken with 4s are amazing much better than some point and shoot cams that my wife had, now we both have 4s and love it :) I am using my 4s cam only if I need or if don't have my slr's close by


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Dec 19, 2011 21:24 as a reply to  @ Arman's Photography's post |  #48

iphone 5 should be water proof :D so I can take some underwater shots when on vacation :) point and shoot water proofed cams I used sucked big time :(


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Dec 20, 2011 20:26 |  #49

Sorry, but no. Even the high end P&S's will not be replaced by a cell phone. Cell phones are getting slimmer. Hardly enough real estate for a sensor to beat out a good P&S. Low end P&S's, yeah probably.



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Dec 26, 2011 13:34 |  #50

It can easily replaces a point and shoot for average person on an average day.



  
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Dec 30, 2011 13:34 |  #51

7D_Shooter wrote in post #13600903 (external link)
It can easily replaces a point and shoot for average person on an average day.

I totally agree, my iphone is now a match for the small point & shoot that I used to carry everywhere in my pocket a few years ago.

We are also seeing add-ons arriving for mobile phones which may make them more flexible.


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Jan 01, 2012 00:42 |  #52

Armans Photography wrote in post #13571327 (external link)
=Arman's Photography;13571327]i​phone 5 should be water proof :D so I can take some underwater shots when on vacation :) point and shoot water proofed cams I used sucked big time :(

Why wait?

With a little money, you can already take your iPhone 4/4S all the way down to 100 ft deep!
http://www.kickstarter​.com …-grade-underwater-housing (external link)

Just don't complain about the poor reception you get down there....


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Jan 01, 2012 11:30 |  #53

RetroBlader wrote in post #13628079 (external link)
Why wait?

With a little money, you can already take your iPhone 4/4S all the way down to 100 ft deep!
http://www.kickstarter​.com …-grade-underwater-housing (external link)

Just don't complain about the poor reception you get down there....


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Jan 02, 2012 09:22 |  #54

Maybe not as a professional tool




  
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Jan 02, 2012 23:02 |  #55

no probably not..... although come to think of it, I did see a video ages ago of a pro photographer challenged to use an iphone 4 todo a pro studio shoot & it turned out really well, so never rule it out!


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Jan 03, 2012 00:14 |  #56

higherstate wrote in post #13637358 (external link)
no probably not..... although come to think of it, I did see a video ages ago of a pro photographer challenged to use an iphone 4 todo a pro studio shoot & it turned out really well, so never rule it out!

I remember that article too. Never underestimate what a poor camera can do when coupled with tens of thousands of dollars of professional lighting equipment :lol:.


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Jan 03, 2012 00:20 |  #57

TheBurningCrown wrote in post #13637624 (external link)
I remember that article too. Never underestimate what a poor camera can do when coupled with tens of thousands of dollars of professional lighting equipment :lol:.


And the know-how of a professional photographer....

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Jan 03, 2012 08:35 |  #58

I've had a 4S for a little over a month. The camera is nice. However, the files it creates don't even come close to my girlfriend's Canon 500HS point and shoot.

I think the Apple engineers are adding a lot of auto sharpening and noise reduction to the images. This auto editing makes the pics from the iPhone look nice and crisp at small sizes, but artifacts show when you look at an enlarged iphone pic. The artifacts look strangely similar to those created by ACRAW when you crank up both the sharpening and luminosity sliders at the same time -- like when I try to rescue a high ISO, slow shutter speed photo. You get a bunch of little squiggly lines in areas of little detail.

I'm not griping. It's amazing what they can put in such a small package. I use my iphone camera all the time. My DSLR rarely is more than ten feet away at any point in my life (I'm a bit of a photo nut), but there are still times when the iPhone is the only way to get the shot.


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Jan 03, 2012 11:24 as a reply to  @ RbnDave's post |  #59

TheBurningCrown wrote in post #13637624 (external link)
I remember that article too. Never underestimate what a poor camera can do when coupled with tens of thousands of dollars of professional lighting equipment :lol:.

Not necessarily tens of thousands of dollars. :)


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Jan 03, 2012 16:31 |  #60

kokakaste2 wrote in post #13639489 (external link)
Not necessarily tens of thousands of dollars. :)

Eh...if I recall when I last saw the link, the guy had a pretty swag setup :lol:. Though I'll admit, it doesn't take much in terms of cash to get a decent lighting setup.


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