Check Out The Amazing Progression Of The iPhone Camera’s Quality Over The Years!

Check Out The Amazing Progression Of The iPhone Camera’s Quality Over The Years!

One thing you can be sure that Apple will improve with every iteration of its iPhone is the device’s camera. The original iPhone packed a 2-megapixel camera that wasn’t all that great at taking photos; things got significantly better two generations later with the iPhone 3GS. The 5-megapixel camera in the iPhone 4 received a ton of praise, but its 8-megapixel successor in the iPhone 4S is even more terrific.

So terrific, in fact, that the developer behind the hugely successful Camera+ application for the iPhone, Lisa Bettany, says the device “outshines” many of the high-end compact cameras currently on the market.

Bettany has put together a great article on the Camera+ website that shows the evolution of the iPhone’s camera, and how each generation takes significantly better pictures than the last. As you can see from the image below, there’s a huge difference between the image captured by the original iPhone than that captured by Apple’s latest device.

It’s not all that surprising, because it is a 2-megapixel camera versus an 8-megapixel one. However, what is surprising is that Bettany says the iPhone 4S “outshines” many of the high-end compact cameras currently available:

“The iPhone 4S is dramatically clearer and sharper than previous iPhone versions. Using separate focus and exposure in Camera+ on the iPhone 4 & 4S significantly helped create a more balanced exposure.

While it’s not nearing the same quality as a professional level dSLR, it is comparable to a top of the line compact camera and even outshines it in some ways.”

I encourage you to check out Bettany’s post on the Camera+ website to see the comparison between shots taken on the iPhone 4S and those taken on two high-end Canon cameras. The results are really impressive.

Are you pleased with the new camera in your iPhone 4S?

[via TechRadar]

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