The 2nd is more natural, the rest are results of filters/PP applied to it to make it look like paintings.
I have a much better and cheaper solution. I would buy a 10$ disposable camera with film from CVS or Walgreens and have them develop the film for me.
It will save me money and misery from using iPhone and any of its useless accessory or device for photography.
Sam Carriere: The simple answer to the question asked in this title is "nothing". Real photographers do not do serious work with phones.
And there are some stubborn sites (and authors *ahem*) and users who think they can do serious photography with a crippled camera phone like this. They will blast the resized image with non-sense lousy insta-filters to hide the mediocre IQ and made it even worse by using plastic TC with vaseline. They even dared and thought that it will come close to IQ of decent compacts and Nokia PureView cameras.
Petrogel: Where did they take that jellyfish photo from ? The "yellow submarine" ? ;-)
Quite lucky it is almost dead and not moving so the phone was able to use low ISO which is still mushy.
riknash: Sample photos are quite okay for an 8MP camera. There will be zillions of photos taken with this camera er, ah, phone. Maybe not a lot of innovation with this model but the camera will prove to be very useful as Apple has tried to improve the photo capabilities in the areas where it is needed. The samples really don't illustrate the more demanding situations the camera will find itself to be in such as low light restaurants and similarly poor lighting conditions.
Huh? Any camera can set focus and exposure to any part of the scene so what is especial about that? These are all conservative shots so let's see if this phone will do at least mediocre (common for all camera phones except with Pureview) in high ISO.
I'd rather leave a useless device like iPad at home. It's a PITA to upload pictures to it due to Apple's proprietary non-sense-to-get-more-sales adapters etc. Right from the camera's LCD, it is much easier to view and delete trash pictures right away. I'd rather buy a backup battery or card for the cam than spend 20 bucks for an app that does nothing special. There are tons of freeware photo viewer that you can use.
deep7: These samples are really impressive! Easily good enough for the target market - i.e. almost everyone.
"Get over it, I'm not using your camera as I don't own it. My NEX 5N easily beats your GE...I don't carry it with me every day as I do with my iPhone 5, so I really don't see the reasoning for your bitching... Don't like it, don't buy it"
Poor and miserable. You are contented with the mediocre images from iPhone?
kriztian: Real photographers are praising the Lumia 1020. Apple doesn´t even come close. Thats a fact. Cheers :)
Only in iPhonographer's dream will make their toy come close to Nokia's offerings.
David Cheok Photography: All things considered. The images are impressive for a phone that has components in total that costs less than a fraction of the stuff i use. 8 MP is as good as my old 1dmk2 that has produced images printed up to 12x18 and the phone produces much cleaner images than that sensor. Its not a 5d2/3 sensor but its good enough for its purpose.
Really a crappy phone produces better image than your 1dmk2? This phone is not even better than my 50 bucks 5 year old camera.
@Bigley: For the price of 50 bucks, iPhone was put to shame in any department except on the brighter lens at wider end but I can shoot handheld with my GE at very low shutterspeed. Macro of my GE is amazing and cannoy be touched by iPhone. SDOF too. Telephoto is given, but if you want to be caught shooting something or to be bitten by a crocodile or fall down the cliff then yes you can go closer with your iPhone.
Sure here yah go....
This one is behind a double-glazed window...