iPhone camera

August 27th, 2007

More examples here.

Megapixels aside, it turns out the best kind of camera is the one you actually have with you so you can get the shot. The resolution of the iPhone could be better (1600×1200), and fixed-focus is a drag, but the color and detail, slightly skewed blue as it is, is really quite nice, and you can email downscaled photos (640×480, or 480×320, depending on orientation) pretty much as fast as you can take them.

One of the interesting things I’ve noticed is that due to the “portrait” orientation of the phone hardware itself, I’m much more apt to take “tall” photos, versus when I carried a 4:3 Canon Elph I would be more apt to take “landscape” or wide pictures.


3 Responses to “iPhone camera”

  1. Trace says:

    Thanks for sharing. I agree; I usually miss the shot on account of not wanting to lug around my Canon A85. It’s a nice camera, but doesn’t fit comfortably in any of my pockets. I wonder just how far miniaturization will go in the next half dozen years.

  2. Evan says:

    Those look like pretty nice pics to me. Not too shabby.