Tuesday, October 1, 2013
iOS 7 For Photographers
Many moons ago I thought the idea of treating smartphones as legitimate photographic tools was preposterous. Now here we are in 2013 with the introduction of the new iPhone 5S and its accompanying iOS7. Both have made some serious updates to the camera's ability to take great pictures, as evidenced by the fact that I keep finding myself grabbing my iPhone in lieu of my point and shoot. Not to mention the fact that every year we collectively take more pictures than were ever made throughtout the entire history of photography. Anyway, there are some truly remarkable new features of the iPhone 5S—including its ability to shoot super-slow-mo video and the improved buffer that allows for a superfast 10 frames-per-second full-resolution stills. Simply amazing. All that, and the pictures seem to be easier to make and they simply look better too, even on older iPhones. Anyway, my point is, it's official: The iPhone works like a "real" camera in many ways, whether those of us who would rather use SLRs like it or not. Best of all, this revolution is only going to keep improving in the future. For a rundown of new camera features in the new iOS and iPhone 5s, check out the DPReview Connect blog.