iPhone Camera Captures the Moment

I am now using an iPhone 3GS. I have fallen for the latest trend in consumer marketing. This camera is easy to use and provides an ideal way to capture many of life’s moments. I have a digital SLR but I don’t always like to carry it with me. While the iPhone camera does not replace a high quality camera, it provides more than adequate photos, suitable for many projects.

20091102_iPhone Camera Captures the MomentI shot a series of photos at a Kindergarten field trip, which is one of the occasions I don’t like to carry a large camera. It is simply too difficult to manage the camera and help the children on the field trip.

The image quality of the iPhone camera was similar to my first digital camera, which was purchased seven years ago. It has a 3 megapixel camera and produces acceptable quality photos. Transferring the photos to my computer and bringing the photos into Memory Manager and StoryBook Creator was easy with the included USB cable.

The iPhone camera has some difficulty reproducing highlights. The detail was completely lost in the brightest areas of some photos. In addition, the iPhone camera has difficulty with low light levels and really needs a flash to handle those situations. The lack of an optical zoom means that careful framing the photo and moving closer to the subject is more critical than ever. My final concern is that without a lens cap, the camera lens may get scratched or dirty over time. I have no information on how image quality changes over time but it is a concern.

Overall, I am pleased with my new camera and recommend it. By the way, this camera also works as a cell phone, but that is outside the scope of this blog.


About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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