barjohn: Unless my eyes are deceiving me, in good light the 5 looks better than the 5S.
These phones (Except Pureview) are half-decent in daylight close-up shots nothing more nothing less so enjoy snapping those faces for FB and insta-crap uploads.
Even with the so-called 1.5 pixel pitch which is useless because of the mediocre sensor.
1020 is clearly superior in IQ, even if you normalize the resolution. I am not sure how an iPhone camera with sensor smaller than a pinhead would excite a photographer?
jcmarfilph: Why not just say "Mobile Phone studio comparison tool?" Do you really have to put iPhone word in the title? Why not Nokia or Samsung Studio comparison? Is that how desperate Apple now to get more sales?
Doesn't make sense to me, 1020 is also new.
Did you create a dedicated Nokia Studio Comparison article when they released the 1020?
I would rather call this Mobile Phone Camera Studio Comparison and then include on the tags the cameras being compared...
Why not just say "Mobile Phone studio comparison tool?" Do you really have to put iPhone word in the title? Why not Nokia or Samsung Studio comparison? Is that how desperate Apple now to get more sales?
Not a comment on this one but on that POTD (upper right). Did the earth stop rotating or revolving now? It's kinda irritating to see that picture everyday now. Should have been Picture of the Month or Year if DPR wants to show it that long.
It's a great capture but the PP is overdone.
So to keep it simple, iPhone with its sensor smaller than a pin head should be using 2MP max for a 4x6 print max. And that should be enough for snapshots for FB or insta-crap uploads but not for decent photography.
jcmarfilph: If it is just plain OS-crap updates and not hardware for camera such as big sensor( not a hair-size update from previous one), OIS, optical zoom and ergonomics then it is still not a decent device for photography.
"? You've apparently missed the pro work being done with iPhones. It's not the camera ... it's the photographer"
Any Pontius Pilate photographer can shoot and try his best from this crappy phone, the composition will be good but the IQ is still a crap.
''The iPhone 5S camera hardware has been updated. OIS and optical zoom takes up a lot space. The later ridiculous to expect on a phone that wants to remain looking like a phone. Ergonomics? What kind of camera ergonomics are your expecting in a phone?"
Yes the hardware has been updated and that is good for the phone/browsing features. But for photography, this phone still has mediocre hardware (not even close) compared to Nokia Pureview phones. But if I want to be serious in my photography, I won't force myself into using this crap and just buy a travelzoom or any premium compact with much better features.
If it is just plain OS-crap updates and not hardware for camera such as big sensor( not a hair-size update from previous one), OIS, optical zoom and ergonomics then it is still not a decent device for photography.
jcmarfilph: I'd rather snap with this phone than the mediocre iPhone. At least this camera has the muscles and IQ for a decent photography.
'According to Consumer Reports: "The iPhone 5 already has one of the best cameras in our Ratings, and it still takes the best video of any phone we've tested, even beating the 42-megapixel Nokia Lumia 1020."
Or according to a paid apple fanboy? A camera with a sensor tinier than a pinhead will never gonna have a chance against Nokia pureview phones.
I'd rather snap with this phone than the mediocre iPhone. At least this camera has the muscles and IQ for a decent photography.
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.