iPhone Camera Test – Newcastle

It’s been a lovely sunny day, so I took the opportunity to take the iPhone for a walk at lunchtime to give the camera a bit of a test. Bright sunlight was sure to show it off at its best, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the quality. Here’s a picture of the Black Gate which I uploaded directly to Flickr – no editing, tweaking or twiddling of any kind has been done:

The Black Gate

The Black Gate

I’m quite pleased with that one – nice colours, lots of detail, and quite well exposed.

While I was in the vicinity, I decided to go to the Castle Keep. It’s an interesting enough place to look around, but it earns its admission price of £2.50 by providing an excellent view of the surrounding area from the roof[1]. Here’s another picture, also unedited in any way:

From the Keep

From the Keep

It could do with a little straightening and maybe a little bit of tweaking, but it’s not at all bad for a phone.

I’ve got a load more pictures, which I’ll be sorting out later. And for my next trick, I’ll be taking some pictures in less ideal conditions, to see how it copes with that. But so far, I’m happy enough with the results that I’ll be less likely to carry another camera around with me just in case I see something that needs to have its picture taken. It’ll never replace my proper camera and its assortment of lenses, but for quick fun pictures that I can immediately upload to Flickr, or indeed post here, it’s excellent.

[1] Note: lots of spiral stone stairs are involved. My left knee did complain a few times