Just wondering cause I've have found myself not even carrying my camera anymore. It used to be one of my main things that I would leave my home with. Now with my iPhone is with me and takes some great pictures better then my $400 camera that I paid for.
Yes, I took all my pictures this Christmas holiday with my iPhone! I did notice though that the 4s still took a lot of red eyes pictures even though it was "improved" from the 4. I don't like the edit function much because it makes the eyes "unnatural" at times. I know it's not going to be a perfect edit, but just an observation.
For point and shoot tasks, the iPhone has completely replaced my old P&S camera. The image quality of the 4S is good enough for that kind of shooting, the video is absolutely amazing, and the small size and the fact that it just so happens to be attached to my phone make it a no-brainer.
But for creative work, I still use my DLSR because of the additional features and control it offers me. I enjoy doing a lot of night photography, which just isn't possible with the iPhone; not even the 4S. Plus the ability to change lenses for different purposes with a DSLR is just not possible with an iPhone. Plus the iPhone won't work with my programmable intervelometer
Each have their uses, but the iPhone is definitely a solid point and shoot.
Between my 4GS and my new iPad, I don't remember the last time I took a picture with a normal camera. My iPhone has been great documenting damage that was done to our house from a water heater that leaked all over.
I gave up my Canon DSLR to my 19-year old, and I'm iPhone 4 only. My wife has a Canon Elph but it's been sitting in the drawer for a while now, especially now with iCloud. No more plugging in the camera to upload to iPhoto. We live near Disneyland here in SoCal. Once I could just carry one device instead of 2 it was a done deal. When I had an iPhone 3Gs the quality was good enough to go with one camera for fun family shots. iPhone 4 is considerably better than the 3Gs and getting closer in quality to the point-n-shoots out there... and just waiting for the 5 to come out.
On my recent trip to Hawai'i, I used my iPhone in conjunction to my 12MP dSLR with a 40-150 zoom. For all shots where I needed a FOV more than this zoom offered, including closeups, and even macros, I used the iPhone 4S.
Even at 8MP, the iPhone 4S took stunning pictures
The images were geo-tagged
Ease of operation; just whip it out and shoot
Inability to alter FOD, control shutter speed, etc
Yes, but then again, I've always had the iPhone cameras as my main one, even when I had the original iPhone. It was easier to always have my iPhone ready to snap a shot than to bring my digital out of its carrying case to turn it on and then snap a picture.