iPhone HDR: Mousam under Cloud

The camera on the new iPhone 4 is the first decent camera on a cell phone I have used…and it is pretty good. Auto Focus, Selective focus (tap to select focus point), Selective metering (tap), 5mp back-illuminated sensor for fairly high sensitivity and low noise. All and all, by the specs, pretty good.

However, it is the apps that really make the camera sing, and that actually tempt me to use it even when I am carrying my real camera! Take Pro HDR for instance. Open the app. Tap once on a light portion of the scene. Take a shot. Tap again on a dark portion of the scene. Take a shot. The app then combines the two shots into a true HDR rendering of the view. It even provides sliders to fine-tune Contrast, Saturation, and Color Temperature.

The results, right out of the app, can be impressive. Both of the shots here were then opened in PhotoGene on the iPhone for straightening, sharpening, and some levels and color adjustment before being directly uploaded to my Wide Eyed In Wonder SmugMug site from the phone (using SmugShot, a free app from SmugMug).

I certainly wish my real camera could do all of those things!

The iPhone does not record much in the way of EXIF data so all I can say is taken with the iPhone 4.

Processed as above.

From iPhone 4 HDR and Pano.

4 Responses to “7/27/2010”

  1. 1 Jane Klorer
    07/27/2010 at 8:04 am

    Nice ones esp taken with iPhone!!

  2. 07/27/2010 at 12:26 pm

    Awesome photos, great work! Your Pics of the Day are always refreshing. Nice variety!
    BTW, did you know your readers who are interested in Smugmug can save a few $$$ by using a Smugmug Coupon from http://smugmugcouponcode.com.

  3. 07/27/2010 at 3:43 pm

    “so all I can say is taken with the iPhone 4.” – says it all 😉
    Can’t wait for my iPhone4 to arrive!

  4. 07/28/2010 at 7:57 am

    I am impressed by the phone’s camera and what you can do with the apps on board.

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