geordie81, 10 Jan 2014As a photographer then you should actually realise his statement holds a lot of truth. Megapix... moreAny camera from 3-4 years ago has a larger sensor than today's tiny modules in thin phones. And sensor technology hasn't improved that much. Unless you can find a modern 5mp camera better than the 12mp one on Nokia N8, you're wrong.
As for 1020 vs entry-level DSLR - wrong again. See here:
"How many years are smartphones behind the best $2,000 DSLRs? Comparing detail resolved, I'll say the iPhone 5S currently sits 8-9 years behind the DLSRs in bright light, while the Nokia trails by less than 6 years — probably nearer to 3. This is even when you allow the DSLRs the luxury of a $1,700 lens, and shooting in raw. In bright light, the Nokia came close to competing with the detail from the best DLSR yet made.
Step into candlelight, and the gap between phones and DSLRs widens and becomes more a matter of taste, pivoting around your preferred tradeoff between speckly noise and smeary noise reduction. From our ad-hoc panel of 15 non-photographers, the iPhone trails the DSLRs by about 10 years, and the Nokia about 8.
Splitting the difference between candlelight and daylight, around 6 years of technology has made up for the massive difference in the size of the lenses and sensors between the best phone and the $2,000 DSLRs."
Anonymous, 10 Jan 2014Get a dictionary and stop embarrassing yourself. All that you can say since you've no logic. Over the past couple of years, Canon, Nikon, Sony etc has been perfecting faster autofocus and better image stabilization in cameras, so what Apple has done is no innovation but just a reinvention of this technology to mobile phones. Other than that, nothing new. Get your facts straight.
Apple better to put brighter lens (f2.0 or f1.8), so the OIS won't be necessarry.
droopy, 10 Jan 2014who cares, now Samsung is the best by far with android.I care.So close your mouse and play with your plastic toys.
Protocol, 10 Jan 2014Yawn. Apple just tweaked the OIS module which has been done years ago by Canon, Nikon, etc., i... moreCanon, Nikon did it on a full-fledged camera. Not smartphone camera. The challenge is to compress that technology into the size of the tip of your finger.
It's not easy.
Anonymous, 10 Jan 2014Uh oh, looks like someone doesn't know the difference between "innovate" and "i... moreYawn. Apple just tweaked the OIS module which has been done years ago by Canon, Nikon, etc., it's nothing new.
Protocol, 10 Jan 2014This is no innovation. Optical image stabilization was there already, Apple just tweaked it an... moreUh oh, looks like someone doesn't know the difference between "innovate" and "invent"
This is no innovation. Optical image stabilization was there already, Apple just tweaked it and patented it.
Anonymous, 10 Jan 2014As a professional photographer and a generally well informed tech person i have to strongly di... moreAs a photographer then you should actually realise his statement holds a lot of truth. Megapixel count really does not improve the quality of pictures as much as is suggested. It generally has MUCH more to do with tech like the sensor and the software runming it. Much like how the first generation 12mp cameras from 3-4 years ago would be trounced by a modern day 5mp camera module. MP are great if blowing images upto huge size photos but apart from that not so much. Its much like saying that nokias 41mp camera is better then an entry level 16mp dslr, its simply not the case, a dslr will wipe the floor with a camera phone all day until the sensors are more equal size.
Canon and Nikon, beware, Apple is about to "reinvent" the autofocus and will start to sue both companies.
z, 10 Jan 2014anything mp higher are just used for marketing. As a professional photographer and a generally well informed tech person i have to strongly disagree with this statement!