iPhone 4S Camera Test – part One

My iPhone 4S came last Friday (yes, I pre-ordered). The reason I got it (apart from needing a new phone) is the camera. It was advertised as “the best camera ever on a mobile phone” and “might be the only camera you need”. As I love taking pictures on my walks, I figured I want this. But, is it really true?

Last weekend we had a perfect blue sky weather in Berlin. We went out to test the camera along side hubs’ Samsung Galaxy S and a Point-and-Shoot camera Panasonic Lumix TZ-7. We didn’t have any specific scenarios for testing, it was all basically done on a whim, but some of the pictures really showed the capabilities (and flaws) of iPhone 4S’ camera.

Berlin TV Tower and S-Bahn

This was taken with the iPhone. I love this picture. It’s Berlin. And the phone was fast enough to capture the S-Bahn as it came to view! With my other phone, the train would’ve already left :P.

On the next picture, one was taken with the iPhone, the other with Lumix TZ-7. Can you guess which one is which? (Note: I had to resize the pictures because of some site error)

Berliner Dom -1
Berliner Dom - 2

Picture one is taken with Lumix TZ-7, picture two is iPhone 4S. You could see the iPhone one lacks a little bit of depth due to the small lens size, but overall it’s quite impressive, eh? I will show the pictures taken in low light conditions on my next posts… so stay tuned :).


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  1. Shari October 19, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    I LOVE that first picture. Very cool. Congrats on the new camera/phone!

    1. astrid October 19, 2011 at 7:29 pm

      Thanks, Shari :). I’m loving the phone too :D.

  2. Sarah February 8, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Great pictures of the Berliner Dom there! I’m a big fan of the iPhone 4S camera. It’s a big improvement on the iPhone 4 camera. The accessories you can get for it are amazing too. The Olloclip is genius!

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