The Sushi Photo Was Taken with an iPhone 4S

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In early September, we saw a photo of sushi that was believed to have been taken with a next-generation iPhone. The photo appeared in the Flickr stream of a known Apple employee and was found to have some unusual characteristics:

This (very attractive) photo claims to have been taken by an iPhone 4, but the rest of its EXIF data tells a different story: although the image has been cropped to 2235x2291 (5.12 megapixels), the original picture was a much larger 3264x2448 -- or just shy of eight megapixels. What's more, the lens was recorded as a 4.3mm f/2.4, which is closer to that of a point-and-shoot than the iPhone 4's actual 3.85mm f/2.8.

With the announcement of the iPhone 4S and release of full resolution photos from the device, we see that the specifications line up nicely:

- Image size : 3264 x 2448
- Aperture : F2.4
- Focal length : 4.3 mm (35 mm equivalent: 35.0 mm)

So, it seems that this was an early iPhone 4S shot from back in July.

Top Rated Comments

.Andy Avatar
121 months ago
Thank goodness this finally puts the contentious sushi question to rest.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
r.j.s Avatar
121 months ago

Did he get fired?
Probably forgot that he even had a 4S in his hands.


I don't see why he would get fired ... it's not like he let the phone at the sushi restaurant.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rsbagga Avatar
121 months ago
Optics!

Re: earlier comment - megapixels are not the important number here - the aperture is the important number in a small camera like this. Optics and a wide aperture (which will let in a ton of light) will beat megapixels every time, especially with a small camera/sensor situation here. Megapixels are basically the digital camera industry's way to make an objective, easy to understand number by which to compare cameras. But compare a good 4 megapixel camera with a crappy 12 megapixel camera. The optics will matter more every time.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zipster Avatar
121 months ago

8mp is not impressive by todays standards


In a tiny mobile phone, it absolutely is.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
foodog Avatar
121 months ago

8mp is not impressive by todays standards


MP doesn't mean a thing... its a number. The sensor is what is important in any camera. crappy sensor and low pixel count is a better photo than a high pixel count and crappy sensor.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
appleguy123 Avatar
121 months ago
Did he get fired?
Probably forgot that he even had a 4S in his hands.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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