If a phone camera picture quality reaches the current DSLR level and DSLR improves to a god-like level, can we say that the phone camera is good enough to do the job.
I am sure 20 years ago, if you ask any band whether a mobile phone can perform what they are performing, without thinking, they would simply say "IMPOSSIBLE".
Yeah the images have to be printed real small. Put them on the computer and you will realise the shots taken indoors are smudged all over by noise.
The best camera currently in ANY phone (including the iPhone) is in the Nokia N8 (shocked apple fanbois?). So why is it we are comparing a substandard camera-phone (atleast camera-wise) to a DSLR?
of course....anything is possible .
The wedding photographers should start offering an alternative iphone wedding package, which allows instant upload of pics to the couple's FB on the night itself, with wacky effects processed by those numerous aps. Iphone Premium Wedding Photography Package. Maybe can charge more than when u use D3S or 1DSM3 to shoot
The wacky effects the iPhone apps can produce may be fun, but the pictures are only fine at web sizes. Larger than that they pretty much suck.
Small imaging sensor found in phone will never be able to outperform DSLR, in terms of quality.
Its simply physics limitation.
A small sensor will be very sensitive to noise issues. In electronics, there are shot-noise and contact-noise, and both are impossible to eliminate. These noise will reduce the Signal To Noise Ratio, SNR, which give rise to ur fuzzy picture in lowlight.
You can have god-like algorithms or "noise cancelling" circuit in the phones, but will still never be as good as the SNR in a proper camera.
Next u will have highlight bleeding in the small sensors. If u read up on CCD/CMOS sensor, small sensor have small charge wells (collect photons). An intense light will cause the photons to "flow over" into other charge well, thus u get a bright fuzzy cloud across the image.
And many more limitations on a small sensor.
There is this video about the photographer who used an Nokia N8 to shoot a fashion model for a magazine cover. Pls dun be fool by it or even by this thread article. Read carefully and u will always see that they use professional lighting to achieve good SNR.
Last edited by JJLoke; 28th January 2011 at 02:38 PM.
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can iphone take out DSLR, the answer is no, reason:
1) iphone cannot talk ultra wide, dslr with lens like 10-22mm(Canon crop) or 17-40(Canon FF) can.
2) iphone cannot talk super zoom like >300mm, dslr can.
3)iphone do not have big aperture for fast lowlight speed, dslr can.
4) iphone cannot have nice bokeh, dslr can.
5) iphone cannot take raw.
the list continues...
Last edited by rocketatw; 28th January 2011 at 02:46 PM.