"iPhone 3G S from Photographer's POV" - Digital Photography Podcast 180

Does the just-announced iPhone 3G S finally qualify as a reasonable compact camera? In addition to its resolution bump to 3 megapixels, the new device includes autofocus with "tap to focus" control, VGA video recording with editing, auto-macro, and improved battery life. I take a closer look at this device to see if it's the mobile camera we've been waiting for.

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I enjoyed the Iphone info. But have been waiting for a Nokia N86 8MP, which is dedicated to photos. It became available today according to Engadget. Here are some of the specs.

Maybe David could take a look at one?

Nokia N86 8MP

When Nokia set out to make the best mobile imaging device, it combined wide-angle Carl Zeiss optics and an 8 megapixel sensor, resulting in performance comparable to a stand alone digital camera.

Sorry, Derek :)

Hi Derek.
This was a very good show. You almost enticed me to buy the 3Gs, but I have to stick to my 3G, like you stuck to your first gen.

You know, what's amazing is that the megapixel myth is really coming apart now with these low resolution cameras, social networking, and websites. I post pictures at 400 pixels wide on my blog, so the 2- and 3-megapixel cameras are actually good enough (even though I prefer my trusty 20D).

Thanks again for the show. Loved it!

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