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Over the years I've had a number of smart phones and they have all been a pain to use in landscape mode. I think it is due to me having large hands. We often seen phones used in portrait mode which I think is quick and easy for most users. Recently it struck me that if the camera had a square sensor then the rectangular format could be achieved by firmware so that the user could switch between square, portrait or landscape mode at will but still keep the phone upright.
I doubt that this will happen but it would be nice if it did.
It takes me more effort to use a Phone as a camera than it does to use a compact camera.
Of course I'm, referring to well-thought out and executed photography. I am not implying phones can't be used for well-thought out and executed photography.
All I am saying is it harder for me to operate a phone as a camera than to use a compact camera.
“Basically, I mean, ah—well, let’s say that for me anyway when a photograph is interesting, it’s interesting because of the kind of photographic problem it states—which has to do with the . . . contest between content and form.”
I have iPhone 5 and my hands ain't so small. Landscape, Portrait and Square are no problems.
No problems for snapshots, I often using it as magnifier. Taking picture to be able to read the text on labels.
But IQ is for FB only. My old cheap 5 MPs Panasonic PS with Leica zoom is better.