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Night Shots Out The Window

A friend wanted to know how the iPhone performs at night so here are two shots that I took one night as we stopped at the traffic lights. As you can probably imagine, I was on the passenger side of the car and took these two with the window down.

I have taken similar photos before with my Nokia E61i, shooting from the car window as we stop at the traffic lights just to test how well the images will turn out but I am very disappointed with Nokia’s night shots. They are so noisy and unfit to be published at all.

Unfortunately, these shots are spoilt by the side mirror of the car which I did not even notice when I was framing the shots, but it is not that noticeable in the photos, right?

If I had not said it before, I really like the camera quality of the iPhone and the fact that I do not need to adjust any settings at all because there is none, unlike a conventional camera where I would most probably have to at least zoom in/out and half press for focus.

I would say that about a high 80% of my photos taken with the iPhone turn out well enough for web publishing, barring those that I accidentally shot because the screen is just so sensitive.
With love
Edit: Full resolution images as suggested by Danny Foo. Click to enlarge.



8 thoughts on “Night Shots Out The Window

  1. I beg to differ. The iPhone doesn’t handle low lighting photography very well. You should post the full resolution shots for better comparison.

    Well i just took a photo of a retro lamp today at 1Utama. Really looked damn good. :p

  2. Hi Danny,

    Thanks for your suggestion. Full resolution images have been uploaded.

    I still think they are pretty good, compared to my Nokia E61i which make me just want to smash it to pieces sometimes.

    Maybe I expect too much 😀

  3. LOL! Well, with the full resolution photos. I have to say Nokia’s is actually clearer than the iPhone. I think there isn’t much noise on the iPhone due to the blur. The E61 looks like it has autofocus something, where as for the iPhone you need to have steady hands to pull off a night shot. 🙂

    Anyway, just being honest. But in good lighting, my money’s on the iPhone. 😀

    Danny Foo’s last blog post..31 Question Series for The Apple iPhone in Malaysia – Part 2

  4. Hi Danny,

    I think you have mistaken… these two were taken with the iPhone.

    Nokia E61 does not have a camera but E61i has.

  5. Hi Mommi Bee!

    Thanks for coming by. I love this template too. Finally found one that I like and could customize by myself LOL

    This is the iPhone camera, better than a lot of cameras, I must say, but it only has 2.0MP, surprisingly.

    Merry Christmas to you & your family!

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