iPhone 4S and iPhone 3GS Camera Comparison

As someone who’s stuck it out with an iPhone 3GS for the past two years, my upgrade to the iPhone 4S has me most excited about its improved camera.

Today I went around Long Island City and took some side-by-side shots with both the 4S and the 3GS, then shrunk both sets of images down to the same size. You can click each image to see the 3GS version because I am amazing at Javascript.

Overall the 4S photos are sharper, a little brighter, and seem to display more dynamic range across the board. There’s also better flare control, as you can see in the last photo. This is by no means a scientific or accurate comparison – just a little real-world example of what types of improvements we can expect with the 4S.

Click the photos to see the 3GS version. Seriously, why aren’t you clicking already?

Comments (6)

  1.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  +1

    Is there a difference in sensor size between the two ?

  2.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  +12

    Clicking the last picture really rapidly will make it 3D :). Anyway, the 3GS looks crap…

  3.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  +0

    SOFT COATED WHEATEN!!! LOVE THEM!

  4.  Rate Comment Up Rate Comment Down  --20

    Fake and gay…it`s everytime the same picture..just edited

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    yes… the waves in pic 3 are always the same.. and how could this be?

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    Nice ..this Samsung Cameras: Best

    16.2 Megapixels CCD Image Sensor
    25-125mm f/2.5 5x Optical Zoom Lens
    2.7 230K-Dot LCD
    Capture HD 720/30p Video
    ISO 100 to 12800
    Wi-Fi Direct, Email
    2D Panorama, Smart Auto, Smart Movie
    Face, Blink and Smile Detection
    Direct LINK, Mobile Link, Remote VF
    F2.5, 25mm, 5X Zoom Lens / 16.2 Mega Pixels
    When you’re taking pictures at a performance, make every seat the best seat in the house. The 5x optical zoom gives you great close-ups, even from the back row. Up front? The 25mm wide-angle lens captures all the action on stage. And the combination of 16.2 megapixels and F2.5 lens give you high quality images-even in dim lights.
    SAMSUNG st150f-162-mp-digital-camerawhite

    Wi-Fi Connectivity

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