jcmarfilph: If you really want to shoot using smartphone, don't force yourself or just eat your pride and buy pureview phones and not an overpriced mediocre iPhones.
And what else are you trying to do with your phone other than make calls or send messages? Use it as an editing tool for your phone's mediocre photo and send it directly to instacrap? Document editing within the phone is more important than wasting your time with non-sense photo-related apps within your phone.
If you really want to shoot using smartphone, don't force yourself or just eat your pride and buy pureview phones and not an overpriced mediocre iPhones.
This actually is much better than using tablet or slippery smartphone brick with lousy or no physical control at all.
Just another run-of-the-mill publicity for Apple. Nothing new!
4/5 stars? Really?It's waste of money IMHO and also a waste of time trying to make smartphone do everything when it cannot for a very simple reason.
"For photographers, the Nexus 5 does not exactly stand out from the competition. Its 8MP camera looks an awful lot like the Nexus 4 camera, and compared to the pixel-packing competition, the Nexus 5 falls short at first glance."
Compared to 1020 and 808 yes but compared to iPhone5 it has the same horrible image of the iPhone. Funny thing is, in your iPhone5s article, you are praising it to death when the truth is, it is just another horrible phone from iPhone and not even worth-considering for serious photographers.
This should stop the Apple from creating iPhone with camera from now on. Charging more on a phone with mediocre camera is humiliating. Now if Nokia will put optical zoom and better controls, this cam will demolish budget P&S really.
I'll buy one if it drops to $4xx, waiting for P7800 to drop its price too...
I am not sure how an iPhone with mediocre sensor would come close to these two cams, maybe in the next 2 or 3 years when Apple realized that 1/3 sensor is for fisher-price camera only.c
As long as my tablet is not crippled by some greedy company, I will buy and use it.
I would worry so much if my product will sell seeing this horrible IQ of insta-crap picture like this.
Hotly anticipated? Yawn, just another addition to crippled iTabs from Apple.
Not needed although you can expect quality pictures now (finally) from PureView phones. Sick and tired of seeing horrible pictures with blasted filters from iPhones.
jcmarfilph: Oh another device than will spank the iPhone5s?
"The iPhone 5S has an excellent camera, the best of any smart phone camera, and even good by regular camera standards. I suggest you take a look at National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson's photos with the iPhone 5S:"
Excellent? Lol what a joke! It has a sensor smaller than a pinhead and compared to Nokia 808, 1020 and even Galaxy S4 it is just average if not mediocre.
Why would I pay for 500 or $600 + 2 year contract when I can get a cheaper (open-contract) with similar specs phone and with excellent support from community and developers. In terms of photography, both will produce horrible photos so I'd settle for less.
Oh another device than will spank the iPhone5s?
jcmarfilph: Plastic lens + mediocre camera = catastrophe
Trying hard photographer + trying hard cameraphone = non-sense
Buy a decent bridgecam or travelzoom and you will not make your life miserable with mobile photography.
Plastic lens + mediocre camera = catastrophe
So now looks like you can make an X-S2 with 2/3 sensor and fixed aperture of f/2.8 or at least f/4.0 on the long end and a lens with 400-500mm EFL or go all the way with 1 sensor and 400mm lens but with f/4.0 aperture.
citrontokyo: We still have a lot to "cover." I think that's the hint: "Cover."
I'm pretty sure they're going to come up with some kind of Surface style keyboard cover for the new iPads.
You mean evolutionary?