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This whole saturated debate is quite unpleasant. The white balance on the Lumia needs changing, it is definitely leaning towards a more green tint, just look at the 3rd picture, if that's what you think the sky is supposed to look like, you need to take a look out your window right now (even the water looks green...) The Iphone has a more neutral white balance but tends to warm the shots a bit too much. Also, the iPhone appears to be sharper overall.

Not saturated enough? Post-process with Photoshop. Too saturated? Well, you're pretty much screwed since adjusting that won't give the same effect as a proper raw picture. tongue.gif
post #32 of 43
Shame they didn't enable HDR on the iphone, that yield better shots about 90% of the time (as long as the subject isn't moving).
    
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Hate CNET reviews puke.gif
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I prefer the iPhone 4s pictures over the lumia 900.. Except for the last one, but if the would have turned on the HDR, it would have been much better. Both phones would suffice in any "hurry and take a pic of that" moment.
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post #35 of 43
I preferred the iPhone 4S photos most of the time, I like the contrast and it picks up detail well. It would've been good to see some HDR photos though.
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iPhone 4S pictures look better
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Always loved the Carl Zeiss Lens since the older N-series Nokia's... Good job on this!

All that's really missing now are xenon flash in most phones, and there will be no point of carrying around that extra 'point-and-shoot' camera...
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The way I score it is the 4S wins 6 to 5, but that's still extremely close
    
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post #39 of 43
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Always loved the Carl Zeiss Lens since the older N-series Nokia's... Good job on this!
All that's really missing now are xenon flash in most phones, and there will be no point of carrying around that extra 'point-and-shoot' camera...

Yeah, I've thought about my iPhone being a point-and-shoot replacement and it has been for the most part, except one thing: durability. I take various trips during the summer, filming and taking pictures, and last summer I used it a couple times when I couldn't use my PowerShot SX20 IS, but being afraid of dropping it or getting it wet is holding me back a bit. Not to mention since sometimes those trips involve going to an amusement park and my biggest fear is losing my phone on the rides. A lot of those coasters have become device graveyards with how many are lost and never recovered. I worked the largest wooden roller coaster in Michigan the past couple years and I know how many get lost on the almost 1 mile of track daily.

Deciding this summer, to leave my iPhone behind in some situations and use a $99 Kodak PlaySport I recently purchased. Waterproof up to 10ft, shockproof up to 5ft, and completely dust proof. I mean, it'll be for casual shooting, but I'll still use my main camera for when I want to get some "serious" shooting done. Heck, I'd rather lose or break a $99 pocket camera than a $600 phone.
post #40 of 43
It's unfortunate that you cannot (from what I know) disable all the iphone post processing options. The iphone 4 artificially sharpens and boosts contrast and saturation. As someone said earlier in this thread, this is a winning combo as the majority of people (ie, non photographers) will find this more appealing.

To prove this, try taking a photo of a white piece of paper with the iphone. You'll notice some very unusual colour vignetting etc.

The iphone 4 has a very good camera with strong software to back it up though. I can only wish that my Desire had a camera just as good.
 
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