The best camera is that good one you have that you remember to bring

Sure, the best camera is the one you have with you. But phone cameras, wonderfully ever-present as they are, really can’t hold a candle to a decent point and shoot.

Here’s a picture of my window just now with an iPhone 4 (click for bigger):

Here’s that same picture again, with my point and shoot – exactly the same lighting (click for bigger):

Here’s a 100% crop of the iPhone:

And here’s a 100% crop of the point and shoot (click for bigger):

So why do I keep forgetting to take my freaking point and shoot with me? IT FITS IN MY POCKET!!


2 Replies to “The best camera is that good one you have that you remember to bring”

  1. This is why I’ve been so reluctant to “upgrade” from my Nokia N95. The camera on it is bloody amazing for a phone. We can’t even find our very lovely pocket sized point and shoot at the moment!

    1. Ing inherited my N95, and loves the camera. It’s held its own for a remarkably long time. Having said that, I would say the iPhone 4 camera is at least as good as the N95, believe it or not. Those photos above are lit by a single 60w globe in a lampshade and the TV is dimmed – my point and shoot is pretty great in low light (PowerShot S95).

      It’s always those low light situations that I curse forgetting my camera.

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