★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.

iphone - is the camera any good?

03-30-2012, 05:59 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: st helens (UK)
Posts: 442
iphone - is the camera any good?

Im thinking about selling my Nokia n8 and my ipod touch 3g to buy an Iphone 4s white with money put toward it but i dont know because i'll switching from a 12mp camera to a 8mp. Does anyone know if the iphone camera is good ???

an is it worth getting?

Iphone / Gamecentre : bliizard or scottyd2k9
Xbox 360 : Uk BLiiZaRD x
Steam : bliizard
03-31-2012, 02:40 AM
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Belfast N Ireland
Posts: 2,079
You might have seen this already but there is a comparison on engagdet


One thing to bear in mind is it's definetely a pro apple site and they probably used as many tricks as they could to make the 4s pics look as good as they could and the others as bad as they could.

I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out

04-02-2012, 08:54 AM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,254
The camera on the iPhone 4 (I can't say for sure about the 4s) is good in comparison to most cell phone cameras, but it's still a cell phone camera. It takes pretty good pictures when the light is very good (basically only outside). Indoors it's much grainier and the LED flash isn't very good. One pretty cool thing about it, though, is that the GPS tags the location of photos, which is pretty darn nifty - seeing your photos marked on a map. I love that. I wish my real camera had a GPS built-in. In short, I think the 4/4s makes a good supplement to a real camera, but it's probably not a great choice for an only camera.
04-02-2012, 09:45 AM
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: +50° 48' 49.35", -2° 28' 28.71"
Posts: 7,483
Yeah it's good for taking photographs, but useless for taking good photographs. As far as phone cameras go, it's pretty good, but definitely no substitute for a good compact camera or DSLR.

Also, pay no attention to how many megapixels phone cameras have. Having more megapixels doesn't mean better quality photos. The sensor quality and amount of noise in low light conditions is much more important.

Hakuna Matata
04-03-2012, 01:12 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: MI, USA
Posts: 69
The camera's pretty good. There are some camera apps that make the photos look fantastic.

You can find some photos taken with the 4S: http://www.flickr.com/cameras/apple/iphone_4s/

Game Center: Coburn7X
Openfeint: Sophia7X
Gameloft Live: Coburn
04-03-2012, 05:06 PM
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Tel-Aviv
Posts: 2,299
i am very unhappy with the results of night photography mostly the flash that just does more harm then good. but the daytime photos are pretty good for a cell phone. i'm talking about iphone 4 btw

Noise brings so many things, make my tingling skin freeze.
Follow a Panda bear and make Twitter a better place!
04-07-2012, 09:18 AM
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: st helens (UK)
Posts: 442
anyone tried the 4s camera because im getting a 4s, i dont know if i should get a 4s an sell my nokia n8

i have to keep carrying my nokia an my ipod touch everywhere so thts why im thinking of buying an iphone + my ipod is a 3rd gen, most new apps an games wont work on it nomore plus its only 8gb...


Iphone / Gamecentre : bliizard or scottyd2k9
Xbox 360 : Uk BLiiZaRD x
Steam : bliizard
04-07-2012, 09:55 AM
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Spain
Posts: 12
I own an iPhone 4S and in my opinion the camera is great.
I've been using it a lot for taking shots of toys and wargaming miniatures and the quality is excellent.
Of course if you want to get into professional photography this camera is not enough, but for taking casual pics it is awesome.

Game Artist, Character Designer & Illustrator.
Website: exoesqueletodevinilo.com
Current Project: EggOrama