Proper camera with external flash:
I tweaked both of the photos a bit. The iPhone camera one was just the auto-levels button in Aperture, to bring the brightness up — it was really dim — and the real one was brightened just a bit, and the temperature changed to be a bit less yellow.
8 thoughts on “iPhone camera vs proper camera with actual flash”
I wish I had a proper camera. I’ve got a pretty good point and shoot, but not a REAL camera. I’d love to take photos of Roisin like you do of Lily.
Honestly, mine’s technically a point and shoot too (Canon PowerShot S5 IS), it’s not a DSLR. The awesome thing is that it’s got a hot-shoe on top of it so I can plug an external flash in, and the external flash is what makes all the difference. 🙂
The flash is worth more than the camera is, hah. But it’ll come along when I eventually upgrade to a DSLR.
Ah, I see. Yeah, this is my one. It can’t take an external flash, unfortunately. It doesn’t have manual focus, either, as I see yours does. For what it is, though, I think it’s pretty nifty. I could probably get more out of it if I read more of the manual. My main focus at the moment is taking photos of Roisin and low light night club photos.
Mine does have manual focus, true, but it’s a pain in the arse to use. It’s not a simple focus ring like on DLSRs, you have to hold a button down on the side of the lens, and use the +/- buttons on the back of it. It’s completely useless for taking photos of anything that doesn’t hold still (read: Lily) because you can’t focus fast enough.
And yeah, until
is here and we go out on trips taking photos of things, pretty much all I snap pics of is Lily. 😉
My camera has manual focus, and it uses a focus ring, but it’s ridiculous – the viewfinder is so low-res that you can’t focus by eye, so they give you on-screen visual aids… effectively you get to choose between auto-focus powered by an electric motor, or auto-focus powered by a human.
I just leave it on auto-focus all the time, I can’t see the point in doing anything else.
Yeah, pretty much! It’s hopeless.
Awesome action shot!!! The first one is very scary, though.
(Also, I think that this is the most appropriate this icon has ever been.)
And haha. 😀