Snapshot Camera of Today

I now have a new camera. Following Annie Leibovitz’s recommendation, I purchased the “snapshot camera of today,” the iPhone 4s and I received a free phone. Another way to look at it is that I purchased a phone and received a free camera. Either way, I spent $200, signed an AT&T two-year contract, and now have a new camera.

The iPhone 4s camera specifications include an 8-megapixel camera sensor, auto focus, LED flash, face detection, and high-definition video. This camera replaces any need that I might have for a compact digital camera, and I always have it with me.The only difficulty I had was with video recording. I could not figure out how to turn off auto focus and the camera kept losing focus when I tried to record the fountains at the Bellagio.

Here are a few photos that I shot while walking around Las Vegas.


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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4 Responses to Snapshot Camera of Today

  1. Sandra Lyons says:

    Yes, but the ultimate questions is how much do you have to pay for the camera by the month for the next 2 years? I don’t pay anything for my camera by the month and I have a phone I have NO contract with that is also a camera and has a browser and I pay $10/month for my phone. I think I’d rather pay for the camera of choice and forget the contract.

  2. Kim says:

    LOVE my iPhone 4S!!! Clear sharp photos, amazing tools/apps, speed, style, and simply not just a phone. I’ve owned and heavily used Blackberry, Android, and other non-smart phones. Nothing – and I mean nothing – comes close to comparing to my iPhone! I’ll never be able to own anything else ever again! Enjoy your new best friend!

  3. Elaine Alper says:

    Impressive pictures, Mark!!! My daughter has an iPhone, and her pictures are definitely better than those that I take from my point-and-shoot. Enjoy!

  4. kimberly downed says:

    Love my camera on my droid. Like the iphone takes great pics and movie

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