|01-06-2013, 03:03 PM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2010
iPhone 5 vs Budget Compact
After a discussion in another thread, I thought I would try a blind "taste test."
There is no question that a dSLR will give better image results than an iPhone. Same can be said for a mid-level or high-level compact camera.
But if you already have an iPhone 5, or Galaxy III, or one of the other top smart phone cameras, should you spend another $50-$100 just to have a seperate compact camera?
For this test, I used my iphone5, and I used a 2-3 year-old Sony Cybershot that we bought for my son when he was 6. It was about $100 at that time., it's 10mp and 3 or 4X zoom. The iPhone 5 is 8mp, and has no optical zoom. (obviously, if optical zoom is a big priority, its a reason to get even a cheap P&S). I did absolutely no post-processing or editing. Everything is straight out of the camera. For the iphone though, I did try out some of the picture-taking apps -- not editing apps. Just camera apps. But no further editing after taking the pictures.
I'll leave this comparison "blind" for a few days, and then I'll un-block the exif data.
First, an oil painting of a tulip, without flash. Camera 1 and camera 2:
flower1 no flash by Havoc315, on Flickr
Flower2 without flash by Havoc315, on Flickr
Last edited by havoc315; 01-06-2013 at 03:26 PM.
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