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Not claiming any artistic merit, I snapped this photo with my iPhone at our place up in Wisconsin over the weekend. It's a yellow lady slipper (Cypripedium pubescens, I believe)

 

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Whatcha got?

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It amazes me how advanced cell phone camera's are becoming. Great picture Mike !

 

Thanks. No skill, just a lot of clicks. The thing that's amazing to me is when you look at the full resolution version of something like this. Phone cameras certainly have significant limitations, but they've gotten dramatically better in a very short amount of time. My iPhone can take better photos than the early digital cameras I owned.

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It amazes me how advanced cell phone camera's are becoming. Great picture Mike !

 

Thanks. No skill, just a lot of clicks. The thing that's amazing to me is when you look at the full resolution version of something like this. Phone cameras certainly have significant limitations, but they've gotten dramatically better in a very short amount of time. My iPhone can take better photos than the early digital cameras I owned.

 

I use my cell phone camera to take evidence/collision pictures at work. It takes better pictures (8.3 megapixels) than the point-and-shoot camera they issue at my department. Even the night time shots usually come out better than the issued camera. Upgraded from the standard camera software to an aftermarket program for improved functionality. Just read an article (think it was ZDnet) where they discussed cell phone cameras and they projected that point-and-shoot cameras will soon be obsolete, because the cell phone cameras are getting so good.

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szurszewski

And it's not just for photos anymore!

 

I just started using my phone as a document scanner for student records - now, at the end of a lesson, instead of giving them a copy and asking them to show their folks and then return it, I scan their evaluation, hand them the paper copy and then the app puts a copy in the appropriate Dropbox folder (for my records) and emails a copy to their parents.

 

The less paperwork the better!

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A picture from a few years ago, taken with my then phone, a LG KF750. Steve1962 at Upper Slaughter, Gloucestershire, UK.

 

 

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Just 5MP but with a good compression algorithm. Still only 72dpi like most phone cameras, so it will print beautifully at the size of a postage stamp.

 

Andy

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Just read an article (think it was ZDnet) where they discussed cell phone cameras and they projected that point-and-shoot cameras will soon be obsolete, because the cell phone cameras are getting so good.
I don't believe that, my $189 Canon P&S is so far ahead of my $500 Samsung phone in picture quality and it takes really good 1080p video. The tiny lens in a cell phone camera will not be able to compete with the extendable zoom lens in a P&S any time soon. Especially with a dedicated photo chip allowing multiple metering modes, white balances, exposure compensation etc etc. The Samsung takes pretty good pictures under perfect lighting conditions, anything else and it is deficient.
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Just read an article (think it was ZDnet) where they discussed cell phone cameras and they projected that point-and-shoot cameras will soon be obsolete, because the cell phone cameras are getting so good.
I don't believe that, my $189 Canon P&S is so far ahead of my $500 Samsung phone in picture quality and it takes really good 1080p video. The tiny lens in a cell phone camera will not be able to compete with the extendable zoom lens in a P&S any time soon. Especially with a dedicated photo chip allowing multiple metering modes, white balances, exposure compensation etc etc. The Samsung takes pretty good pictures under perfect lighting conditions, anything else and it is deficient.

 

That's been my experience with my iPhone's 8 megapixel camera. It does well in good light, but falls down when the lighting start getting iffy. It's a big improvement over my early digital cameras, though.

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MotorinLA
Just read an article (think it was ZDnet) where they discussed cell phone cameras and they projected that point-and-shoot cameras will soon be obsolete, because the cell phone cameras are getting so good.
I don't believe that, my $189 Canon P&S is so far ahead of my $500 Samsung phone in picture quality and it takes really good 1080p video. The tiny lens in a cell phone camera will not be able to compete with the extendable zoom lens in a P&S any time soon. Especially with a dedicated photo chip allowing multiple metering modes, white balances, exposure compensation etc etc. The Samsung takes pretty good pictures under perfect lighting conditions, anything else and it is deficient.

 

I think the point they were making was that cell phone cameras are getting more and more advanced, possibly catching up to point-and-shoot technology in the not too distant future (better resolution, more advanced flash systems, etc.). BTW, if I remember correctly, my Camera 360 cell phone app adds some of the features you mention for your regular camera to my cell phone camera. I believe a lot of people would give up their point-and-shoot, if their cell phone camera offered all, or nearly all, the features of a regular compact camera. It will be interesting to see if the point-and-shoots fight back by getting more features added to stay ahead of the phones.

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Bob Palin
Especially with a dedicated photo chip allowing multiple metering modes, white balances, exposure compensation etc etc.

BTW, if I remember correctly, my Camera 360 cell phone app adds some of the features you mention for your regular camera to my cell phone camera.

Nope, not unless your phone is saving RAW images, which as far as I know none of them do. My P&S doesn't either (Janet's new Sony P&S does) but it can apply the right processing at the time the picture is taken. (Canons DIGIC chips are pretty amazing!) Does you phone actually have a zoom lens - or is it all digital zoom? (blech!)
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Thanks Mark. The sun was so bright that I couldn't see anything but black on the screen. The shot was dumb luck and the composition was, it turns out, a good guess. In person the sun was very high and blinding. The resulting shot appears, to me, to be manually lit. Normally I have better results with shots taken at early or late light and so I wasn't expecting much. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw it on my laptop that night.

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ESokoloff
I was pleasantly surprised when I saw it on my laptop that night.

 

Tis better to be lucky than good :grin:

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Droid X

 

Torrey May 2011

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Not a camera phone pic, but I had to post it. It's the same tree that Kathy shot. I took mine one year to the month earlier.

 

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Bob Palin
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HTC Incredible. Bottle Brush bloom.

OK Bernie, I'm going to be cruel. That's a horrible photo, it's out of focus and the colours look washed out, a perfect example of what a cell phone can't do well Cowell>.
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ESokoloff
OK Bernie, I'm going to be cruel. That's a horrible photo, it's out of focus and the colours look washed out, a perfect example of what a cell phone can't do well Palin>.

FIXED.

However in this example regrettably you are correct Bob.

 

But do you find this image....

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to be acceptable?
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Bob Palin

That's very nice, highlights maybe a little over but too much red seems to be a hard colour for digital cameras. I suspect the lighting was a lot better for the good picture than the bad.

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OK Bernie, I'm going to be cruel. That's a horrible photo, it's out of focus and the colours look washed out, a perfect example of what a cell phone can't do well Palin>.

FIXED.

However in this example regrettably you are correct Bob.

 

But do you find this image....

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to be acceptable?

 

Focus too sharp. Colors too vivid. :rofl:

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Oh for heavens sake, Chris! Imagine that! Like minds....only your tree appears to be in a much more colorful place than mine. How nice of Bob not to mention that :grin:

 

A short while later we were being pelted with snow/sleet/hail. Here is an example of a bad phone photo, right Bob? :D

 

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Bob Palin

That has to be the most photographed tree in the park! When I escorted a busload of tourists from Taiwan through the park I think every one of them took a picture, and conditions were much worse than in that awful later picture you posted Kathy.

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If I could just find the cable that connects the phone to the the computer, I could kill all y'all with a proper phone photo.

 

But, as The Wife says, talk's cheap. :P

 

She'll be home any minute now.

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markgoodrich

Well, I think this is sort of an odd request, and I can't find my regular camera, but if I do, I'll take a photo of my phone camera for you...but jeez, it's just a Nexus, you can find plenty of pix of it.

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The odd things I run across when the camera is at home. Found this yesterday when walking the campus of Eastern Washington University.

 

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