1. Alli's Avatar
    Alli, do you use that app as your default camera? For me (and this is absolutely a case of different strokes, different folks, I realize) that sort of UI is the antithesis of what I look for in my camera apps--I find that all the knobs, buttons, meters, and sliders distract me from the reason I opened the app in the first place: the image.

    I'd be curious to hear if those things are always on screen, or if the screenshots are deliberately showing every option turned "ON" as a way to give potential buyers an idea of all the features.
    I use it rarely. My father uses it all the time. He comes from a world of high end cameras and BALs (Big A** Lenses) so he wanted something that would give him more control, and is not bothered by the amount of buttons, knobs, and dials.

    I do like having plain old filters though, like the kind you can purchase to physically put on a DSLR, rather than the so-called filters in apps like Instagram.
    07-21-2013 08:17 PM
  2. bunjy's Avatar
    I take the majority of my pictures with my iPhone 5, but special events and vacations usually call for the Canon DSLR.
    07-21-2013 08:59 PM
  3. thatgirl87's Avatar
    My only camera is the iPhone 5. I don't remember when I last used my digital camera. I don't think I even have it anymore.


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    07-21-2013 09:20 PM
  4. wendybeee's Avatar
    We went on vacation and the best pics were the ones taken with my iPhone !!
    07-21-2013 10:00 PM
  5. wbkm85's Avatar
    I never want to carry a camera anymore

    why carry 2 things when you can just have 1?
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    07-21-2013 10:11 PM
  6. kataran's Avatar
    The iPhone camera can do it all with a little help from the App Store.

    Best feature is the swiping up on the lock screen for a quick pic and I enjoy using all my editing suites before I permanently save or send them

    All my other Cameras are in the tech draw


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    07-21-2013 10:29 PM
  7. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    For everyday around town use, the phone camera is good enough. I do have a point and shoot for holidays and such, and a DSLR when I specifically want to go out and take "good" pictures. The cameras in smartphones have come a long way, but the lack of an optical zoom and manual controls mean that at least for me and my expectations and use, it cannot fully replace a prosumer compact like my Canon S110 anytime soon.
    07-21-2013 10:50 PM
  8. Massie's Avatar
    I use it rarely. My father uses it all the time. He comes from a world of high end cameras and BALs (Big A** Lenses) so he wanted something that would give him more control, and is not bothered by the amount of buttons, knobs, and dials.

    I do like having plain old filters though, like the kind you can purchase to physically put on a DSLR, rather than the so-called filters in apps like Instagram.
    Gotcha. Definitely seems like a layout that would appeal more to pro/DSLR user migrating to iOS. Thanks!
    07-21-2013 11:12 PM
  9. John Yester's Avatar
    I use mine all the time as main camera


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    07-24-2013 05:19 PM
  10. pr1nce's Avatar
    Mine is my only camera.
    07-24-2013 05:49 PM
  11. BlaineP's Avatar
    I only use my phone camera now. They take great pictures. Always have my camera with me. Lol


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    07-24-2013 10:52 PM
  12. CDG's Avatar
    I used it for the first time as my only camera on my recent vacation. I am very happy with the quality of the pictures.

    The two issues I have are the range of the zoom and no strap to hold it just in case.


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    07-24-2013 11:07 PM
  13. Eileen89's Avatar
    I used it for the first time as my only camera on my recent vacation. I am very happy with the quality of the pictures.

    The two issues I have are the range of the zoom and no strap to hold it just in case.


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    Hi Charlyee,

    I think something like this might work for your higher zoom needs: http://www.iphonehacks.com/2013/07/n...deals-hub.html

    Also, a case like this might make your iPhone 5 feel more secure as you are moving around taking pictures with it: http://www.shop.mysmartangel.com/NEW...rs-MULTI-C.htm


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    07-25-2013 11:17 AM
  14. CDG's Avatar
    Hi Charlyee,

    I think something like this might work for your higher zoom needs: http://www.iphonehacks.com/2013/07/n...deals-hub.html

    Also, a case like this might make your iPhone 5 feel more secure as you are moving around taking pictures with it: http://www.shop.mysmartangel.com/NEW...rs-MULTI-C.htm


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    Hello IR, thanks very much. Both items look to the answer to my concerns, I will definitely look into it before my next.




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    07-25-2013 11:51 PM
  15. ninjamattic's Avatar
    The last camera I owned (still have but don't use) was a 35mm Canon. I've been using my iPhone as my primary camera since 2007. Granted, I don't photograph anything where professional image quality is required either. I have literal hard drives loaded with snaps taken on my phone. Definitely my daily driver.


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    07-26-2013 12:36 AM
  16. Richard Nieves's Avatar
    For the most part I have migrated as well. I have a mid to high range Nikon coolpix which I do love and is one of the best point and shoot cameras I have ever owned. However, one of my biggest gripes with regular cameras is that you have to upload them to the computer and then, if you want to upload them to a social site, you need to do that as well. On my phone, I snap and upload to Facebook. That same photo also instantly shows up on my PC via Dropbox and photo stream. It's also easier to share stuff in general on a mobile phone. The other problem with a regular camera is actually brining it with you. My camera isn't one of the thin attractive coolpix cameras, its thick and bulky and if I put it in my pockets it will just barely fit, especially in jeans. Before I got a galaxy s2 I didn't really have much choice. My old smartphones all sucked at picture taking. The galaxy s2 was the first good camera phone I've had. (Actually the only reason at the time that I chose it over the moto photon) camera quality is on the top of my list when it comes to smartphone shopping. I like taking pictures and saving memories as well as capturing an awesome sunset, or spontaneous moment. With my iPhone I now rarely use my Nikon. On vacations I bring it and usually have my girlfriend take pictures on that while I take them on my phone. That way I have both (in case the iPhone ones come out bad. In daylight still pictures there is almost no difference between my iPhone and my Nikon. At night the Nikon wins but some pictures aren't too far behind. (my Nikon is also 3 years old) my Nikon also shines at zooming (obviously) but I generally always do have my Nikon when I might need a zoom.

    So for everyday pictures and even vacations I use my iPhone. In all honesty I use my iPhone for all events, but if I need pictures with better low light quality or zoom, I will also take pictures with the Nikon. The easy uploading to to both the PC and web as well as the ability to ALWAYS have it, make the iPhone camera an awesome choice. I hope the next iPhone continues to improve upon the camera. There are some pretty awesome settings my Nikon does to take photos in the dark, for instance, it takes five successive pictures (some with flash and others without) than it comprises them to make a well balanced picture that looks great! I'd love to see settings like that come to the iPhone as well as better low light support and maybe one day a Nokia quality camera (41mp with good imaging software could solve the optical zoom issue because who needs 41mp for anything else!
    Last edited by Richard Nieves; 07-26-2013 at 02:38 AM.
    07-26-2013 02:22 AM
  17. Lendo's Avatar
    Considering the high quality of the camera in the iPhone I'd have to say it's fine for the ever day user. Only professional or perhaps even amateur photographers would need a stand alone camera these days.

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    07-26-2013 02:57 AM
  18. aera's Avatar
    If someone were to offer me $1,000 to find my point and shoot in my house. I wouldn't be capable, which kind of sucks actually cause at the time I paid about $300 for it. It was the latest and greatest nikon coolpix. Now its all iPhone all the time. The pictures might not be as crip and vibrant as the point and shoot I had, but it wasn't necessary carrying both all the time.
    07-27-2013 12:07 PM
  19. charlie fox's Avatar
    I got rid of both of my small digital cameras; I never had them when I needed them and the iPhone took better pictures from Day One anyway!
    07-27-2013 12:18 PM
  20. madeinhb's Avatar
    For the most part I have migrated as well. I have a mid to high range Nikon coolpix which I do love and is one of the best point and shoot cameras I have ever owned. However, one of my biggest gripes with regular cameras is that you have to upload them to the computer and then, if you want to upload them to a social site, you need to do that as well. On my phone, I snap and upload to Facebook. That same photo also instantly shows up on my PC via Dropbox and photo stream. It's also easier to share stuff in general on a mobile phone. The other problem with a regular camera is actually brining it with you. My camera isn't one of the thin attractive coolpix cameras, its thick and bulky and if I put it in my pockets it will just barely fit, especially in jeans. Before I got a galaxy s2 I didn't really have much choice. My old smartphones all sucked at picture taking. The galaxy s2 was the first good camera phone I've had. (Actually the only reason at the time that I chose it over the moto photon) camera quality is on the top of my list when it comes to smartphone shopping. I like taking pictures and saving memories as well as capturing an awesome sunset, or spontaneous moment. With my iPhone I now rarely use my Nikon. On vacations I bring it and usually have my girlfriend take pictures on that while I take them on my phone. That way I have both (in case the iPhone ones come out bad. In daylight still pictures there is almost no difference between my iPhone and my Nikon. At night the Nikon wins but some pictures aren't too far behind. (my Nikon is also 3 years old) my Nikon also shines at zooming (obviously) but I generally always do have my Nikon when I might need a zoom.

    So for everyday pictures and even vacations I use my iPhone. In all honesty I use my iPhone for all events, but if I need pictures with better low light quality or zoom, I will also take pictures with the Nikon. The easy uploading to to both the PC and web as well as the ability to ALWAYS have it, make the iPhone camera an awesome choice. I hope the next iPhone continues to improve upon the camera. There are some pretty awesome settings my Nikon does to take photos in the dark, for instance, it takes five successive pictures (some with flash and others without) than it comprises them to make a well balanced picture that looks great! I'd love to see settings like that come to the iPhone as well as better low light support and maybe one day a Nokia quality camera (41mp with good imaging software could solve the optical zoom issue because who needs 41mp for anything else!
    Wow because transferring the photos from the memory card to the computer is so inconvenient? The iPhone will never replace a point and shoot if you want to print pictures. Looking a on monitor, it's fine but that's about it.


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    07-27-2013 02:13 PM
  21. Richard Nieves's Avatar
    Wow because transferring the photos from the memory card to the computer is so inconvenient? The iPhone will never replace a point and shoot if you want to print pictures. Looking a on monitor, it's fine but that's about it.


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    When going on vacation and taking over a 1000 photos, its ni e to know they already at home on my PC. As a matter of fact, my family can even look at them before I get home. It's also easier to post them to Facebook while on a vacation. Using a memory card requires downloading to a PC then posting to Facebook, both of which can take a while. It's also not just about transferring things, its about having one less item to carry! Considering I have a pretty bulky camera I prefer not carrying it if I don't need to and my iPhone 5 has made that possible in many cases!

    Depending on the point and shoot camera, the iPhone actually can be better. Mine is not but I also spent 300 dollars on it and its a well received Nikon. However not all cameras are as good. My girlfriend has a regular digital camera and her iphone takes way better pictures than the point and shoot. In some cases you are definitely right. However not in all cases. The iPhone camera is pretty decent and I'm a pretty picky person when it comes to image quality :-)
    07-27-2013 02:24 PM
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