This Is How the iPhone 4's Photos Look (Under Optimal Conditions)

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This is a photo taken with the new iPhone 4's backlit sensor camera. Click to see it at its original 2,592 x 1,936 resolution. Apple claims the photo is not retouched, so what can we learn from it?


Everything is set on automated. This is the EXIF data:

Aperture: 2.97
Color space: Uncalibrated
Date and time: 2010/05/07 15:14
Exposure: Auto exposure
Exposure time: 1/887
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
FNumber: 2.8
Focal length: 3.85
ISO speed rating: 80
Metering mode: Spot
Sharpness: Hard
White balance: Auto

The performance under obviously optimal light is very good. The processing leans a bit to over-saturation and over-exposure, which is not a bad thing. Nikon goes for a similar image processing treatment in their cameras.

However, keep in mind that this image doesn't confirm Apple's claims about higher ISO and better performance under low light conditions, which is supposed to be a lot better thanks to the bigger backlit sensor. We will have to wait to see this in our review. [AppleThanks to our friend Angel Jiménez!]

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The left is the big mac under optimal conditions. The right is what you usually get.