iPhone, you-phone, we all phone for iPhone.

(Camera: iPhone: Lens: 3.8mm. Exposure: 1/974th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 70)

A couple of weeks ago, my wife got a cool new iPhone. One of its features is a built-in camera. It’s only a few megapixels and doesn’t have a flash or zoom, but the quality of the pictures is surprisingly good. During the several hours that I was without a camera due to dead bateries, I used the phone as my image maker.

(Camera: iPhone: Lens: 3.8mm. Exposure: 1/120th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 74)

(Camera: iPhone: Lens: 3.8mm. Exposure: 1/30th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 79)

While my wife and daughter cruised the shops of Cannery Row, my son and I walked the nearby small beach with the borrowed iPhone. Although I didn’t have the control I would have had with my camera, I was impressed with the quality of the overall pictures made with the phone. I had fun shooting with it, experimenting with it, but I missed my camera.

(Camera: iPhone: Lens: 3.8mm. Exposure: 1/546th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 70)

(Camera: iPhone: Lens: 3.8mm. Exposure: 1/240th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 70)

After getting several shots with the phone, we used it to Google the location of a Best Buy (in city of Marina not to far away on Highway 1). We bought a charger and powered up my camera’s batteries overnight at our motel. I was set to go with my camera the next day, but now I know that in a pinch that I can borrow an iPhone and get some decent results.

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