It's no secret that mobile cameras are getting better and better, but a series of incredible Olympic snaps from one photojournalist prove just how far smart phone snappers have come.
The Guardian's Dan Chung has been collecting his podium-placing pics on one page, documenting the London 2012 games in an effort to test how well a tiny mobile would fare. And as it turns out, from athletics to diving to fencing, the results are very impressive.
Captions on Chung's excellent photos reveal that he's using an iPhone 4S, though his sporty snaps haven't been achieved without the help of a few other gadgets -- Canon binoculars have been deployed, as well as a Schneider lens (possibly an iPhone-adorning iPro offering) and remote triggering tech in some instances.
The excellent Snapseed iOS image-editing app has also been used to give Chung's photos a little more bite. The app costs £3, but offers some seriously powerful tools if you're looking to tinker with your photos.
The iPhone has no optical zoom, only a digital option that crops your image, resulting in a frustrating loss of quality -- that's why Chung opted to use binoculars for many of his photos. While it's lacking in the zoom department however, the iPhone 4S boasts an extremely impressive smart phone snapper.
Trouncing the older iPhone 4 in the camera stakes and holding its own against the Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X in our exhaustive camera test, I reckon the iPhone 4S is a fine substitute for a compact digital camera, and while I think you'd need more equipment and pro experience to nab the kind of shots Chung achieves, Apple's effort could make a fine camcorder for when you're on holiday.
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Image credit: The Guardian