6th Dec 2010
In October both Brandy and I got iPhone 4′s. We look so fancy as we sit on a park bench together talking to each other on our iPhones using Facetime. That’s right, we’re those douche-bags now… Okay, so not really. But I do love the thing, but my Canon S90 can’t say the same.
Last year I got the Canon S90 for Christmas. Brandy (I mean Santa) bought it for me (I mean had elves make). I wanted that particular model for a few reasons:
- I wanted a small camera that I could keep in my pocket and snap photos anytime, anywhere.
- I wanted something with full manual control.
- I wanted something that could just take good photos.
- I didn’t care about HD video or a super-high megapixel count.
Okay, so the S90 is awesome; it’s small and takes really nice photos. If you don’t believe me check out this review, i’m not going to do a whole review here.
Then comes the new iPhone 4… Not only is it a phone, iPod, gaming device, web browser, etc… It takes photos, and good ones! I’ve never owned a smart-phone prior to the iPhone 4, so I’m a little biased as to performance of software and the hardware, but from what i’ve seen of other devices, it really is the leader.
When it came to the camera, that’s where I was really amazed. The quality of the images it can produce is pretty amazing, it’s not great in low light, and the flash tends to make people look like they’ve been resurrected from death, but those are problems found in most digital cameras. That aside, it’s clear why the Canon S90 isn’t so happy. It’s new little sister can take great photos and spends all her time with daddy.
I should also note that I love using the Hipstamatic app for a lot of the photos. The app simulates an old school Hipstamatic camera with interchangeable lenses, film and flashes, which all change effects on the photos. Brandy discovered that one, props to her.
The iPhone 4 takes great photos, HD video and never leaves my pocket, that’s why my Canon S90 hates my iPhone 4.
Update: Using Camera+ on the iPhone, it rules!