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Smartphone Cameras Sure your Leica M9 takes better picts, but is is smart enough to make a phone call ?

View Poll Results: How often do you use your camera phone?
All the time. 124 27.13%
Every once in a while. 93 20.35%
Only if absolutely necesarry, or for unimportant pictures 131 28.67%
Only if there is no blunt object to hit myself with, because that would be preferable. 109 23.85%
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Old 12-01-2012   #176
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I have had an iPhone, iPhone 3Gs, and now a Samsung Galaxy SIII, all with integral cameras. I use a cell phone as my camera of choice when I want to share the photo with someone NOW. On top of that, the iPhones were pretty good at capturing a quick snap.

The 8MP SIII, in the right light, used in the right way, could be capable of doing "Serious Work(tm)", as long as you aren't printing too huge.


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The phone has suprising dynamic range and really saturates the colors. Images from the SIII pop. And the phone camera has quite a few controls, including Exposure comp, manual white balance presets, manual or auto ISO, flash, macro mode, even spot, matrix, or center-weight metering.

The S3's ease of use and the fact that the screen isnt cracked like the one on my Optio A40 means that I reach for it now as my usual backup/sidearm/camera that's always on me. Once I buy myself an RX100, we'll see how often I reach for the Samsung.

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Old 12-01-2012   #177
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iPhone 4S, Snapseed ...
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Old 12-01-2012   #178
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Nice fish-eye photo.
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Old 12-01-2012   #179
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I only use the camera on my phone...in an emergency for documentation. Often the best example is a truck has arrived a my factory and the pallets of glass are now looking like they were hit by a tidal wave...and cases of large numbers of cases are broken...you have to shoot photos in the presence of the driver and at the moment of delivery for insurance purposes...otherwise getting a claim paid is not going to happen. Also having the photo to show the freight company as why the shipment was refused. Then those images are worth their weight in gold !! But as images...forget it.
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Old 12-01-2012   #180
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I only used it 4 or 5 times, during meeintgs, at work, to document the drawnings n the white board. The image quality is just too bad to waste my time on it.
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Old 04-10-2013   #181
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I have both the IPhone 4S and Nokia N97 I think the Nokia is superior as a camera. low light performance of the Iphone is TERRIBLE. I found out that I just cut off the plastic shield/cover in front of the carl Zeiss lens on the nokia and resolution plus flare resistance became much improved. The Iphone I use only for lightmeter, notebook, music and of course text SMS messages, oh yeah sometimes even for calls when I want to flirt with my girlfriend...
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Old 04-10-2013   #182
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OK, this is purely for fun and to waste time. It is really not meant to start flame wars, rants, arguments, or any of that. Obviously a camera phone is not a serious tool. tha being said, just about everybody has one, so let's hear it!
No question should provoke rants, flame wars, etc; rigidity in people's believe systems do.
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Old 04-10-2013   #183
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What I hate about my iPhone camera is that it takes several seconds for it to be ready: click home button, swipe camera icon, stare at stylised picture of a closed aperture for ages and only then can you start framing.
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Old 04-10-2013   #184
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The iPhone 5 camera is much better than the iPhone 4 was, and I think it works better with the Camera app than Camera+. Camera+pro made the 4 work pretty good.


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Old 04-10-2013   #185
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Camera?

There's a camera in my Cell Phone?
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Old 04-10-2013   #186
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I have a Samsung Galaxy S2. I like my phone because sometimes you're out of film, left the camera in the car, need something to caputre a shot in a pickle. And just becuase you're in a pickle where you don't have a camera with you that doesn't mean you can't TRY to capture a good pic.



Then there's the filter adding.. You can share your pics and throw in a quick and dirty filter. Makes for a fun pic. I'm not expecting it to be shown at ICP but I enjoy looking at it.



One more cell phone pic I like. Sorry to take up so much space!!
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Old 04-10-2013   #187
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Great iphone shots all !!!
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Old 04-13-2013   #188
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The iPhone 5 camera is much better than the iPhone 4 was, and I think it works better with the Camera app than Camera+. Camera+pro made the 4 work pretty good.


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Do you seriously think this image is sharp??
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Old 04-13-2013   #189
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Do you seriously think this image is sharp??
I don't think it's too bad available light from about 16 inches away from a six week old kitten trying to tag my phone. Let's see your kitten shots.
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Old 04-13-2013   #190
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daily.... because I love photography! Its a perfect tool to carry in my pocket everywhere I go.

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Old 04-14-2013   #191
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I don't think it's too bad available light from about 16 inches away from a six week old kitten trying to tag my phone. Let's see your kitten shots.
Unfortunately I don`t have kitten shots, only "pussycat" shots with some red hair... they would be censored immediately, so no idea of posting, in the first place...
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Old 04-27-2013   #192
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Hardly ever....
Andif I do
Only to get incriminating evidence on a job.
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Old 04-27-2013   #193
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I use it for note-taking. For example, if I'm out somewhere and have a bottle of wine I like, I'll snap a photo of it on my phone. And other similar instances. But rarely for actual photography, unless I have absolutely no other option at that moment.

I do, however, use a few light meter apps on my phone quite a bit with my meterless cameras.
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Old 04-27-2013   #194
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I'm surprised by how much I enjoy using the camera on my iPhone 4. I've printed pretty nice 8x10s from it, some of which look comparable to shots from previous compact cameras I've owned. Not long ago though, I acquired a PowerShot SX260HS which has a 25-500mm lens, excellent image quality, and is the same size as my iPhone (but thicker), so it has assumed the bulk of the pocket-camera duty. I still use the iPhone quite a bit just because it's another fun photographic tool to use.

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Old 04-27-2013   #195
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I am loving the results but am I extremely conflicted knowing my cameras sitting unused. I am using the Ilford B&W filter in the"Vignette" Android APP on my Galaxy S3.
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Old 05-17-2013   #196
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Old 05-17-2013   #197
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The camera in my iPhone 4S is certainly good enough for a lot of photography.


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It doesn't do well at limiting depth of field, and works best in good light, but with those two restrictions in mind it can make very good photographs.

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Old 05-17-2013   #198
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i use it all the time.
its my main digital
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Old 06-04-2013   #199
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I use mine daily to document my meals, capture stuff I see around me when film cameras aren't handy, to shoot images of things who's type is too small for me to read so I can blow it up, etc.

Pretty much most of the day mine gets used.
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Old 07-15-2013   #200
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