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iPhone 3.0 firmware capable of better photos?

updated 11:05 am EDT, Wed May 6, 2009

iPhone 3.0 camera software

Apple has tweaked the developer iPhone 3.0 camera software to produce better images, claim two different sources. iPhones.ru notes that it conducted a series of tests 30 times over, comparing photos of scenes shot using both the iPhone 3.0 and 2.2.1 camera apps. The clarity and overall quality of the v3.0 photos is better, the site suggests.

A briefer test run by Gizmodo concentrates on dim lighting, and is described as showing not only clearer images but less murky shadow detail. The iPhone firmware may thus have been given compensation features common to dedicated cameras, such as software-based image stabilization, and shadow/highlight control that tapers any extremes in exposure. Similar features have been attempted by third-party camera apps, which will for instance use the iPhone's accelerometer to judge when to take a photo.






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  1. Salty

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Sweet

    Sweet while I've always appreciated the colour in my iPhone's camera I've always been frustrated with how little it focuses some times.

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  1. UberFu

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -11

    a 2mpx jpeg...

    ...is still a 2mpx jpeg!

    No matter how much you clean up the donkey it's still a donkey.

  1. Tanker10a

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    Improved Donkey

    But! It's a better looking donkey!

  1. Mimi-mim

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    Donkey

    There's an old Chinese saying. A good looking donkey is better than a thorough-bred stallion running Windows.

  1. hayesk

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    Correct me if I'm wrong

    ... but don't the iPhone 2 photos just look like the lens was dirty? I've gotten sharper images out of my iPhone that don't look like that.

  1. ShALLaX

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Yep..

    Yep, it's just dirt on the lens... you can tell by how bright objects are diffused.

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