I think the point of this camera (which a lot of people are missing) is to get kids excited about going out and taking pictures... How many kids can go and take pictures with a camera they "built"? I think for most, it would be a huge sense of accomplishment to capture and see images from an instrument that they assembled themselves, regardless of the level of complexity. Besides, what 8-10 year old is really going to, or wants to understand focal ratios and depth of field and ISO settings... The best camera is the one you have with you and it's quite possible a kid would be more likely to have this camera with them, purely from the pride they have for it. Ok, now can we have some adult kits please? ;-)
Dan Tong: A truly creative image. It's great to have the story of how it was done. I also enjoyed his comment on how it reflects the difference between the Powered (or Powerful) and the Powerless.
The more I look at this image, the more I appreciate it the angle of view, so dependent on the height, the framing angle (focal length & distance), the color tone, etc. Clearly you will not find an image like this on microstock : )
Iwan Baan is one photographer who, based on this example of his work, well deserves his success.
What do you care what political meaning the author saw in this image?
Thanks for the review...definitely in interesting piece.
I may not buy one, but it certainly gave me some ideas on how to build something similar. More and more I find myself using my iPad or phone to grab a quick shot and list something on eBay or CL.
has anyone trademarked the name... iFong? ;-)
Great Job DPR...
How can anyone argue that this isn't news to the photographic community. I own Nikon FX and DX, Panasonic M4/3, Sony and Canon P&S gear and I'm still interested in the iphone camera as I have it with me all the time. Find another manufacturer that sold 5 million cameras in the first three days of it's release and I'm sure it will be front page news here. It could even be safe to say that the iphone will be, if it isn't already the single most popular camera in the world.
Barney,I always enjoy reading your reviews and this one was in perfect time as I should have my iphone5 delivered tomorrow. Thank you for the comprehensive review and samples.
While the iphone may not take top honors in the camera department right now, the samples are certainly nothing to laugh about. I can't think of another camera thats a little over a quarter inch thick, has an ISO range of 50-3200, has touchscreen controls with tap to focus, weighs a few ounces and gives you countless options to edit photos and videos and then post them online or send them to anyone in the world...oh, and its a phone too! Truly an amazing time we live in.
I know it's been touched on with the iPad but I would love to see a review of some of the editing options focused specifically on iphone users running iOS6.
Looking at the table on the first page of the review regarding equivelant aperture range, it appears that the RX100 would have the most shallow DOF wide open of any of the cameras listed... and a better range of control than even the G1X. Is this too good to be true, or am I interperting the numbers wrong?
As an aircraft mechanic and photographer, it was nice to see you share your experience here on DPR. There is so much to love about photographing aircraft... shapes, colors, materials, setting, etc. You get beauty, power, speed, design and landscapes all in one. I normally shoot in shutter priority at similar speeds to those you recommended. Has there been an aviation related challenge yet? Might be a good one! Thanks Rob.
Wow... Post a picture and have a chance at a free lens, yet all I see here is ...boohoo, it's not for my camera. ...whaaaa, it's got crappy image quality. ...Baaah, just a marketing ploy from Tamron.
How about, ...hey, this is awesome! Maybe other manufacturers will follow suit and offer up something for my Olympus, Sony etc... Or, ...cool, might not have the best IC, but it's fast, light and compact! Or, ...it's nice that there's other choices of lenses that stay competitive with the C & N glass...
Thank you DPreview for putting this challenge together. Hopefully there will be many more such challenges to come. It just might get everyone out from in front of their computer, and actually shooting instead of complaining!