What is IQ?

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tbcass
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Ignore that post.
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sluggy_warrior wrote:

While I'm a novice and don't have clear definition of IQ, I assume it means "image quality" and vaguely associate it with what make an image "good": brightness, sharpness, constrast, color, noise, DR, ...

But in a recent post by someone with over 1,500 posts, the definition of IQ seems to be different from my understanding ("intelligent quotient" of camera? how smart a camera is?)

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/63229158

Have I been learning it wrong?

(panicking ...)

No you are absolutely right and the person who posted the following comment is completely wrong.

(My definition of IQ is reading a scene and delivering a quality photo and that's where the iPhone has the advantage.)

Notice he said "my definition" not the definition. I suppose we all could make up our own definitions about anything which would result in making reasonable conversation impossible.

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