iPhone 5 Camera Has Real Problems

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by nueces snapper, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    This has been all over the web but the shots I saw were due to flare. Although purple flare it was. Well look at the upper limbs of this tree. I will post a different shot down thread.

    This is a massive fungus attacking an old gnarled White Oak tree.

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    And the fringing on the out of focus leaves is the worst I've ever seen.
     
  2. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    Another Fungus and Flare

    OK its flare but why so purple?

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  3. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    I rarely use my cell phone camera....
     
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  4. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    Seemingly Normal Shot

    No aberrant ghostly purple here. Distant leaves have fringing.

    Stabbed

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  5. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    I use mine quite a bit as do LOTS of other folks. I work outside and am often hundreds or yards or a mile or so from my truck and camera. Can't carry around a camera in the kind of work I do and given I live in real wilderness I am always seeing things to take pics of out here. The phone is always in my pocket. :smile:
     
  6. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Understood - but be advised they are what they are. On a side note, the Olympus XZ-1 is now below $300 USD if you need to have a small camera with you all the time :smile:
     
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  7. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

  8. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    This is my fourth iPhone. None of the others did this. :mad: 
     
  9. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    It's magical and revolutionary - a color indicator to tell you when you're shooting it wrong :clap2:.

    In all seriousness though, doesn't seem like too big a big deal to me. All gear has issues, and I'd love to have that flawed iPhone camera in my Galaxy Nexus.
     
  10. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris
    well , i got the samsung galaxy 3 instead of the new iphone 5 (been an iphone user for the past 3 or so years) and i must say that camera inside that S3 is simply impressive.
     
  11. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
    You guys don't like the new artistic effect?
     
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  12. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 5, 2011
    It uses a Sony sensor and Panasonic lens? :biggrin:
     
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  13. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    I was thinking the exact same thing... deja vu with some of the threads I've seen on here recently.

    I'm surprised to see this in the iPhone though.. I wonder if it's a similar cause (flare + particular type of sensor coating/filter)? Anyone know if the iPhone sensor is a Sony too?
     
  14. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
  15. Just Jim

    Just Jim Mu-43 Top Veteran

    940
    Oct 20, 2011
    Yeah man... I love my nexus, but wow. Just tried out the camera the other day. I could vomit a better pic.
     
  16. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    In the end, it's a phone, not a camera. It is possible to get reasonable pics with a phone (mine is 8MP) but the lens is tiny and so is the sensor. Smart phones also perform a myriad of other tasks as well. It only stands to reason that a dedicated camera will allow better photos. Still, given the usual quality of Apple products this is a surprise.
     
  17. strang

    strang Mu-43 Veteran

    287
    May 7, 2012
    Working around the equipment limitations are part of the fun.

    I use the iPhone as a 35mm point & shoot and it's great if you know its limitations.

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    iPhone 4S camera does wonders in a pinch.

    My iPhone 5 show flare, but it's no worse than the iPhone 4S.
     
  18. Omega

    Omega Mu-43 Regular

    62
    Oct 3, 2012
    It was meant to be included with Instagram.
     
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