iPhone 4 camera quality

I have to say so far I have been more than impressed with the new iPhone 4. As most of you who know me well know that my iPhone and me are inseparable. Everywhere I go my iPhone is right by my side, ready to check Twtiier, Facebook, Email, browse the web, the list goes on and on. I also have always been quite happy with the quality of photos from the iPhone. For a quick snapshot when I am out with the family it has always served its purpose well. With the iPhone 4 Apple brings the sensor up to a 5 megapixel camera and while some people have scoffed at that compared to other phones with a 8 or 12 megapixel camera remember pixels really don’t tell the story of the performance of a camera. Actually so far in tests done by macworld the iPhone beats the droid and other 8 megapixel cameras.

I went out and did some side by side testing against the previous iPhone (3Gs) and here are some of the images. You will really see the iPhone 4 shine when it comes to low light. The last 3 images were all shot in pretty low light and there is a big difference in image quality with the iPhone 4.

The first image is from the iPhone 3Gs and the next from the iPhone 4 for all of the shots in the gallery below. Click on any image to view it larger.

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Author: Mark

Mark is a fine art wedding and portrait photographer from Northern California. He has been passionate about photography since childhood and started his studio 12 years ago to bring a fresh style of photography to the wedding and portrait world.

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4 Comments

  1. I don’t know about you, but I’m loving my new iPhone. Signal issues be damned.

  2. Thanks for taking the time to do this comparison! I’ve found the iPhone 3GS camera coupled with a few neat apps (PS Mobile & TiltShiftGen are my personal favs) can turn your phone into a pretty awesome camera! (beyond the quick snapshot when I am out with the family you mentioned.) As Chase Jarvis says, “the best camera is the one that’s with you”… Check out some of my 3GS photos here: http://www.danoksnevadphotography.com/blog/iphone-photography

    Can’t wait to upgrade to the iPhone 4 & give that camera a try!

    Cheers,
    Dan

  3. No signal issues for me and love everything about it so far.

  4. True Dan, sometimes it really is about what camera you have with you at the time! And I do love TiltShiftGen, amazing app I use it all the time :)

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