Hawaii through the iPhone camera lens

Lately, more and more readers are emailing to ask me about the image quality of the iPhone’s integrated 2-megapixel camera.


I’ve already shared a couple of sample photos in my iPhone review and productivity article, but perhaps because I live in Hawaii, a few people have requested that I share a few more.

All of the pictures were taken with my iPhone and then resized (but not retouched) on my UX180P.


Rather than drive around the island to take scenic pictures, my husband and I saw a late-afternoon movie and went out to dinner instead. This ended up being a good decision not only because The Bourne Ultimatum was great, but also because the iPhone was able to capture today’s sunset.









The sunset wasn’t as nice as it can sometimes be (I’m partial to pinks and purples), but I think the iPhone camera still did it justice.

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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7 thoughts on “Hawaii through the iPhone camera lens

  • How do you get the pictures from the iPhone to you computer, I’m assuming through iTunes?

  • Avatar of enterman

    id assume the same benz, did u up them from ur 180P?

  • Avatar of John Kim

    Wow, great photos Jenn. The view certainly helps ;)

    Too bad the iPhone isn’t unlocked yet. Canada really sucks when it comes to Tech stuff.

  • John: I would be surprised if the Pacific Mall in Toronto didn’t have the iPhone yet :-)

  • @ Benz: Believe it or not, iTunes isn’t involved at all.

    When the iPhone is connected to a PC, Windows automatically recognizes it as a camera, pulls up its “Camera connected” window, and gives you a list of programs that can be used to download the pictures. I don’t have any camera software on my UX, so the only options I get are MS Word (weird) and MS Scanner & Camera Wizard.

    The wizard automatically shows you all of the images on the iPhone, lets you select which ones you want to download, transfers them to a folder of your choosing, and gives you some additional options for printing and editing them. You can also have it delete the pictures from the iPhone after transfer or just leave them alone.

    My iBook has been out of commission for a few months now, so I haven’t read up on how it works with Macs. I think it uses iPhoto, though.

    @ enterman: About 90% of all the reviews on the site have been written on the UX180P. I use the built-in MS Duo reader to unload the pictures onto the desktop; crop, resize, and watermark using Image Resizer Pro; and then upload. I don’t do too many videos around here, but when I do, those are all ripped from mini DVDs, lightly edited, and uploaded to YouTube on the UX as well.

    I definitely need a RAM upgrade. 512MB isn’t cutting it anymore.

    @ John: Judging from the furious speed those hackers are working at, I don’t think a universally unlocked iPhone is too way off. I believe it was just unlocked for European use yesterday.

    Off topic @ Bruno: My Advantage still isn’t here yet! Today’s the first day of Amazon’s delivery range, so I hope it arrives soon. BTW, I think HTC is releasing the WM6 upgrade for the X7500 this month.

  • I’m impressed! The iPhone has a pretty decent camera… and you’re a pretty decent photographer.

  • Vou comprar um Iphone e não gostei nada das imagens :/


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