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.

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118 months ago
Thank goodness this finally puts the contentious sushi question to rest.
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118 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.
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118 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.
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118 months ago

8mp is not impressive by todays standards


In a tiny mobile phone, it absolutely is.
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118 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.
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118 months ago
Did he get fired?
Probably forgot that he even had a 4S in his hands.
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