That squirrel picture is pretty legit.
I too am hyped for the camera. Not that I am some professional photographer or anything, but i do find it as a hobby.
I hate the feeling of having to carry a multitude of things on me, so its always welcome when smart phone cameras get a bump in quality.
Love the fact that Apple is looking at sensors instead of MP.
I have been putting up with the crappy camera on my Moto Droid 1 (launch day) for almost two years now. My wife got a Droid 1 about 2 months after me and her camera is SO much better than mine. I guess they fixed whatever issues they had with the initial batch. I tried getting Verizon to replace it, but they wouldn't.
I have been drooling over the picture quality that my sister gets with her iPhone 4, so I am stoked that the 4S camera is even better than the one on the 4.
coming from an EVO i agree I love that the sensor and the aperture of the lens have been improved this will have a greater effect than MP. I have taken quite a few pics with my EVO where people say that came from a cellphone! but when i try to print or do anything other than post them online they look like garbage. I hope the sensor is as good as they say. Also i love the camera start uptime and the 0.5 sec between pics. I feel like sometimes i wait 5 minutes on my EVo to take a pic and then 30 seconds for the next one. I know it won't replace my DSLR but at least i will have something available quickly when i need it and i chose not to lug the big camera out!
I can't wait for the camera either. Right now I have a dumb phone with a lousy camera and no video capabilities. I also have two very cute little kids, so I'm always wishing I had a better camera handy. My sister has an iPhone 4, and takes amazing images with it. Of course, it also helps that she's an amazing professional photographer! . But a good camera will help me get at least the occasional decent shot!
I'm also pleased to hear about the increase in speed. Often with my 3GS I find that I have missed the moment before I had been able to get a camera up and running. Hopefully this should be a thing of the past.
I remember when I was going to buy an iPod Touch (rather an upgrade from 2nd to 4th gen) and was shocked when I learned the quality was less than one megapixel! Of course, then I got the iPod and was re-shocked when I saw the pictures I had taken (check out my landscape thread in the Photography section)! That's when I realized just how much more the sensor mattered rather than those megapixels! iPhone 4S is too expensive for me but I hope to try one out one day!