How good is the new iPhone's camera? We tested it against some older phones and a few compacts
It has been years since a camera phone has been run through the photographic gauntlet that is the Popular Photography test lab, but with the iPhone 4S getting so much attention for its new 8MP camera, we figured it was time. We put the smartphone through our three primary tests--color accuracy, noise, and resolution. Then we took a look at the lens distortion. It's worth noting that the native camera app doesn't offer any level of control over the exposure settings, so we had to leave it up to the camera to decide ISO, aperture, and shutter speed.