The camera on the iPhone 4S is incredible. At 8 megapixels it is more than you’ll ever really need for casual shots, and packs plenty of punch for dabbling in amateur photography.
Camera phones have come a long way. Before the iPhone they were their own category when considering what device to purchase. You could get a smartphone with a cheap camera, a phone for texting, or a simple phone with a decent camera. If you wanted the whole enchilada you’d better be prepared to shell out some serious dough.
With the introduction of a new class of smartphones (led by the iPhone), you really can have it all. When I first got the iPhone 3GS I started a 365 project and tried to take a photo every day for a year. I made it to 240 and took shots like this.
It’s been said (I think by Chase Jarvis) that the best camera is the one you have with you. It doesn’t matter how much a fancy DSLR cost or how many lenses you own if you don’t have them handy to capture the shot.
With a camera app that features 8 megapixels, f/2.4 aperture, LED flash, facial recognition, HDR, 1080p video recording and basic editing tools powered by the A5 processor, the iPhone 4S is a point-and-shoot camera killer. Especially since it’s always in your pocket.
What type of photography do you like? Portrait, landscape, etc.
When was the last time you used a non-iDevice to take a photo?