The camera on the 4s
Ok don't know if it's me but the camera doesn't look as good as everybody's saying it should be.
Went to a new years eve party last night and thought We'd give it a good camera test. I'm not impressed unless its cause of it being dark or something. Any ideas any body can give me to help me out.
- 01-01-2012, 09:38 AM #2
Mine is hit or miss. Some shots come out amazing and some are blurry and a hot mess. Pics of my 4 month old are flawless because she's pretty much sedentary! But try to take one of my crazy active 2 year old and forget about it it is awful! It takes great stills but not do good action shots.
- 01-01-2012, 09:56 AM #3
Medium lighting situations I find are not great quality pics try turning the flash to "on" as opposed to "auto" that may help, I find when I'm in a dark room I get better pics than in a medium lit room due to the fact that in a dark room the flash automatically comes on where in medium lighting it may or may not come on when set to auto.
My issue with my camera was because my case is a little thick at the camera cutout and seems to make pictures blurry. When I remove the case and in the same lighting situation it was focused. So make sure it's not your case causing the flash to not be picked up properly.
I have since ordered an aluminum barely there case, just waiting for it to arrive.
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- 01-01-2012, 10:54 AM #4
I have not had a problem with the 4s camera. I have used it in all lighting and with several different cases. Flash on, flash off , auto.. Etc. I have taken over 500 pictures ---- I take photos out the car window while driving and they are not blurry just to test it out.
- 01-01-2012, 12:06 PM #5
- 01-01-2012, 12:20 PM #6
As with most digital cameras,low light performance leaves much to be desired. The flash throws off a bluish tint, and the images are grainy unless you are very close to the subject. The cam works awesome in bright light and medium light. I get very crisp images. If I'm trying to take dark pics, I'll get up close and use HDR. Post processing works good using iPhoto or Gimp. Just increase the exposure and mess with the contrast and it looks a lot better. Trust me, unless you use a digital slr you won't get dark shots that look nice. A cam on a cell phone or even some point and shoots just doesn't have the flash power to brighten everything up.
- 01-01-2012, 12:28 PM #7
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- 01-01-2012, 08:40 PM #12
the 4S camera is better then any other phone camera i have used but its not good as far as cameras go even at its very best. The 4S puts out about the same quality pics as a 49.99 dollar point and shoot.
its fine for taking quick non important photos. I wont be using it for anything of any importance i wouldn't risk getting a bad picture from a phone.
- 01-01-2012, 08:50 PM #13
- 01-01-2012, 10:17 PM #14
I am by no means the least bit knowledgable in photography, I am talking straight out of the box, no fancy settings, which is what most iPhone users would be IMO.
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- 01-02-2012, 07:21 AM #15
I love the camera. I have HDR on and flash off (I have glasses so I usually keep the flash off so as to avoid the glare) and most of the pictures turn out nice. I find I take better pictures than if I give it to someone else to take pictures of a group and they aren't familiar with how to work the camera.
- 01-02-2012, 08:17 AM #16
Two tips I've learned -
1) Make sure the lens is clean
2) If you have a case, take it off - it seems that with most cases, the flash reflects from it causing a haze or discoloration - I think this only applies to cases that are not black.
Personally - I'm very impressed with the camera - it's much better than a point and shoot and it now engages quicker - I love the fact that you can access it from the lock screen (hit the home button twice) to take a quick pic.
- 01-02-2012, 08:59 AM #17
- 01-02-2012, 09:47 AM #18
my whole college and work background is in digital art and photography so i tend to look at photo's with A lot more scrutiny then what most people do.
My wife has no case I do & are pix are the same. low light not so good , blurry when some one moves, and don't know why but I get glowing eyes not red and when you do the red eye edit they look like doll eyes. Kinda a freaky,lol. I'm still playing with it ,is there and plus to the grid. Also any really good photo edit apps in app world
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- 01-03-2012, 12:59 PM #22
For a phone camera, it's one of the best out there. Try taking some pics during the day, using HDR. Even inside with substantial lighting. If you need to use a flash, then it's too dark. The added lenses to this camera made it much sharper and crisper, and allow more light in for brighter daytime shots. The flash on it is pathetic- as is the same with most phone cameras. I think you're just expecting way too much out of it. Compared to my Droid X camera, this thing is awesome.
- 01-03-2012, 01:07 PM #23
Listen, if you're going to gripe about the camera and you don't even know what functions are on it, then you probably need to read up before you say it isn't that good. I'm not trying to be a jerk, but it's hard to slam on something when you haven't really studied it and explored all the possibilities and understand the limitations.
When you open up your camera, you'll see some options up top. Click on "Options" and flip the HDR switch to "on". Set your flash to OFF unless you WANT red-eye in all your pictures and you want a blued-out look on all your pics. Like I said, if you need to use the flash, then it's too dark! If you can't adjust ISO (which you can't with the iP), then it's gonna be grainy. End of story. The camera will save a regular image file and an HDR file, so you can look at both and determine which is the best for you. The HDR might be too bright in some situations, but it makes the colors really pop in others.
- 01-03-2012, 01:29 PM #24
I think the camera is solid especially if you use HDR, have decent lighting and a steady hand. Not to go off topic, but referring to or qualifying the iphone as "just a phone" devalues it IMO. This is a 700 dollar or so mini ipad basically. Many would say it's better than an ipad because it does so much more in a smaller size with great PPI.
- 01-03-2012, 06:48 PM #25