Videos claiming to have been taken on an iPhone 3G S have started appearing on YouTube. The quality appears to have been affected by YouTube's compression, but seems to be accurate. You can check them out after the break.
Photos of what looks like the next iPhone running OS 3.0 have surfaced on a Chinese blog. The photos show how recording video and auto-focusing will work within the camera app. Auto-focus works by focusing on a point in the image, shown by a blue outline which can be moved by tapping anywhere on the screen. If the photos are legitimate, then the autofocusing capabilities will be pretty incredible and should have a very noticeable difference, as you can see.
In the midst of countless rumors regarding the next iPhone's camera capabilities, Gizmodo reports that iPhone 3.0 may bring improvements to the current iPhone's camera. The folks at iPhones.ru took some side-by-side photos to compare between 2.2.1 and 3.0. The results show quite an improvement in sharpness and exposure. The adorable results of the comparison are below.
Ars Technica has found two new job listings at Apple Inc. headquarters in Cupertino suggesting the company may be considering adding a camera to the iPod Touch. Until recently, the job description for "Camera Project Manager - iPhone" included a reference to the iPod.
A brief report from DigiTimes earlier today claims to have information from market sources that Apple has placed orders for both 3.2-megapixel CMOS image sensors (CIS) and 5-megapixel camera components with manufacturer OmniVision. It is said that the 3.2-megapixel camera is for use in a next-generation iPhone product, while the 5-megapixel camera will be use in another unknown Apple product to launch later this year.
Today the iPhone showed off the usefulness of merging social networking over the internet with a portable camera. Just minutes after US flight 1549's crash into the Hudson River hit the newswaves, a photo of the event taking place had already begun circulating around the internet. The photo was taken by Janis Krums (@jkrums), a tourist in New York City from Sarasota, Florida, from which he uploaded it directly to twitter.
USBFever has released a new set of accessories for iPhone 3G users looking for a way to augment their camera's functionality. They are offering a wide angle lens, a telephoto lens, and a fisheye lens that attach magnetically to a metal ring you adhere to your iPhone 3G. It's compatible with both the 3G and original iPhone.
We've already heard why the iPhone's camera is pretty darn great for what it is, but that's not to say it couldn't still do with some help. Since it lacks the ability to focus, taking pictures of things that are too close up can be difficult. To fill the void left by the camera's shortcomings, Griffin has released their own solution in the iClarifi case.
Like most cameraphones, the camera used in the iPhone is a simple 2-megapixel one. As we've explained in the past, it has the advantage of being small, since it can take decent pictures in broader light conditions and without zooming. On the downside, that means it can't zoom. One user decided to do something about it, and modded his camera to take close-up macro shots using no external add-ons.
Remember the pictures of a factory worker found on an shiny new iPhone 3G. Well, China.org.cn has dug up some more information about the cheerful-looking factory worker in the images on teh device. According to their sources, the pictures were a routine test of the device's camera, and that the images were accidentally never removed.