Review: Samsung Galaxy S4 (Sprint)

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 is a phone that is extremely capable of doing so much more than most people would ever really expect from a phone. Packed with loads of features, these goodies also include some excellent technology that works in conjunction with the phone’s camera. With a big and bright LCD screen to help you control most of the action, you’ll have loads of fun with this phone’s photography functions as well as its fast processing speeds. But once again, it is a phone–and a phone that can take some damned good photos.

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An Analysis of Apple’s iPhone 4S Camera: What We Know So Far

Image from This is My Next’s Liveblog of the Apple Announcement, by far the fastest and best one that didn’t crash.

Today, Apple announced the iPhone 4S. In the world of photography, we mostly care about the camera to help spur on our creative initiatives. The iPhone 4 had an impressive range of features like an f2.4 lens, ISO 80-2000 and 1/1000th shutter speeds. Indeed, after our field test we saw that use of Apple’s iPhone 4 really took off with the amount of apps that came out such as Hisptamatic, Instagram, etc.

Apple proclaimed that they wanted to create a camera that is better than a point and shoot. So, have they? Without having our hands on the product at all, we’re going to do a breakdown the specs.

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Camera Plus Pro for iPhone Price Drops, Adds More Features

Camera Plus Pro for the Apple iPhone has been updated. Now priced at $0.99 the new fully iPhone 4 compatible app can now control the LED flash on/off/auto options and switch between Front and Rear camera. The new update also has realtime preview for photo editing, real time video exposure and white balance control and other great features that make the Camera Plus Pro app stand out from the rest of the camera apps out there. Full release is after the jump. Be sure to also check out our iPhone coverage and review here.

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Reader Question: How to Improve My iPhone 4 Images

My review of the iPhone 4’s camera made quite the stir; and some users are even wondering how they can make their photos better. Take the recent case of Kyle, who found the posting through Google. He’s got some problems with his images and he wants to make them better, but he’s not a photographer. As I’ve learned in the commercial world, great editors can also create great images. I’m going to show you how to create better iPhone images by converting them to RAWs.

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The Apple iPhone 4's ISO Range is From 80-1000, F2.4, 1/2000th

The proof is in the pictures. Screenshots taken straight from Lightroom. See the upper right hand corner for the data under the Histogram. These pictures were from my previous Field Test on the camera.

Just a summation:

– The iPhone 4’s max ISO seems to be 1000 and the minimum seems to be 80

– The iPhone 4’s max shutter speed seems to be 1/2000th

– The iPhone seems to shoot at a constant aperture of F2.4

Once again, thanks to Devindra Hardawar for loaning me him iPhone for the test.

Field Test: Apple iPhone 4 Camera

Steve Jobs touted quite a bit about the new camera and sensor in the Apple iPhone 4. For starters, it is 5MP and is a back-illuminated CMOS sensor. Theoretically, it should be able to take some very stunning and wonderful pictures. Jobs even compared the iPhone itself to being beautiful and like an old Leica camera. Is it? To test this out, I borrowed my friend Devindra Hardawar and his iPhone as we strolled along South St Seaport to see just how well it performs.

Update: Technical data on the camera has been discovered.

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