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An 8-Megapixel Photo from the iPhone 4S


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Following the posting of a hands-on video of the iPhone 4S, AppVV has also apparently posted the first consumer photo taken with an iPhone 4S. The photo above was taken with an iPhone 4S and measures in at 3264 x 2448 pixels.

EXIF data is quite easy to manipulate and the image has taken a pass through Photoshop in order to add the watermark, but given the existence of the hands-on video, the photo is likely authentic.

As part of its promotional materials for the iPhone 4S posted following last week's media event, Apple included full-resolution sample photos, but the new image from AppVV offers an example of the quality of photos users can expect simply from snapping a quick photo. And last month, a photo apparently taken by an Apple engineer using an iPhone 4S briefly appeared on Flickr, with the official specs for the iPhone 4S camera announced last week all but confirming that the photo was indeed taken by the device.

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39 months ago
Holy crap, that is a detailed photo for a cell phone.
Rating: 28 Votes
39 months ago

That is cool, better than any of the cameras i own.


you must own some shithouse cameras then


You know...it's PEOPLE LIKE YOU who make these forums so hostile and negative at times.

There's nothing more disgusting than disrespectful attitudes like yours.
Rating: 25 Votes
39 months ago
Not bad for a cell phone... not that you can tell when the pictures are posted to facebook anyways.
Rating: 24 Votes
39 months ago

Its what you would expect for a 2011 phone that costs as much as it does, nothing special.


I disagree. I've never seen a photo from a $200 (or even $300 for that matter) Android phone with photos that look this good. Outdoor shots, yes, but indoor, no.
Rating: 20 Votes
39 months ago
This totally replaces the need for a point and shoot camera:)
Rating: 20 Votes
39 months ago

it's the money that all the yahoos are losing by buying the next iphone.


And you've contributed so much.
Rating: 17 Votes
39 months ago
Alright, iMoney. Take a photo and print. There's an App for that and you can finance all your Apple purchases, not to mention exotic cars and stuff.
Rating: 13 Votes
39 months ago
While it is a nice photo, it's about as useful as that plate of sushi that was accidentally posted on Flickr. Can AppVV walk outside and take a picture of some scenery?
Rating: 13 Votes
39 months ago

Its what you would expect for a 2011 phone that costs as much as it does, nothing special.


nothing's ever special, life always sucks, why does nobody want to be my friend

fantastic photo. I'm very excited
Rating: 12 Votes
39 months ago
I have shot full time for a living for over two decades, done very well. After shooting digital for nearly 18 years, I have gone mostly back to film for fine art and some magazine work, but I do pull out the digital for certain things.

Megapixels matter, to a point. What the iPhone has over many digital cameras, including my high end Nikons and even my new fave, the Fuji X100, is "Mojo".

It just has a unique combo of enough resolution paired with a sharp lens and a great way of drawing in light. When in Paris last year, I encountered a large protest that had blocked off a major intersection. I was in my 6th and final year on a book project shot on film, I only had my iPhone4 as a digital. I shot the protest and moved the photos to my agency in New York, we made three newspaper covers and made several other sales due to speed over file size.

But the best return on my iPhone investment came this year with a show of 22 images from my phone, most were 9" x 9" prints but we also did two 30" x 30" prints that held up fantastic. I made enough money off of this show (http://nuggetaspen.com/#/client/template.xml?aaa=portfolio/48259) to pay for new iPhones for many years to come.

Out of some 8 cameras in three formats, the iPhone 4 is one of my favorites. So since I am holding out for the 5, I ordered my wife the 4S. And folks, it does not matter how many megapixels it has, all that will ever matter is how talented you are and how you see the world.
Rating: 12 Votes

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