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Side By Side iPhone Photo Comparison, From the Original to the 4S

IPhone photo comparison

I’ve been an Android user since late last year, and have never looked back. At the time, my iPhone was starting to feel like a very simple toy, with too many limitations. Restrictions caused by sandboxing, the inability to share files between apps, and Apple dictating what apps I couldn’t install – all that finally pushed me over to the Android camp, and I’ve had no regrets. Until now. Siri, right? That might be the first guess – that Siri has me longing for the new iPhone 4S. Nope. While it would be nice, the real draw of the 4S to me are all the reports about its fantastic camera. Now, thanks to Lisa Bettany, we can view side by side photos to see just how much better the iPhone 4S camera is than previous iPhone cameras.

The progression really is remarkable. A regular point and shoot camera and a DSLR camera were also included in the comparison. To see the comparison, head over to a post on the site for the iPhone Camera+ app. The photos from the iPhone 4 and 4S were taken with the Camera+ app in order to get a more balanced exposure. As Bettany notes, “the iPhone 4S is dramatically clearer and sharper than previous iPhone versions .  .  . While it’s not nearing the same quality as a professional level dSLR, it is comparable to a top of the line compact camera and even outshines it in some ways.”

Me wants. Would a camera get you to switch phones?