One Man & His Blog

Touch-to-focus on the iPhone 3GS

I was up in Suffolk briefly at the weekend, and took the opportunity to grab some photos with my new iPhone. The church offered some good opportunities to test the selective focus/exposure on the latest model. For instance, this photo was focused on the carving:

St Andrews, Bramfield (head focus)And this one on the window itself:

St Andrews, Bramfield (window focus)I think touch to focus is the single most impressive feature of the iPhone 3GS. It’s a beautifully simple way of giving you focus and exposure control without introducing a host of buttons and menus. And in terms of grabbing photos quickly in the field, it’s exceptionally easy and intuative.

The camera’s low light performance still won’t win any awards, and 3 megapixels is low by most standards, but for quick, easy fodder for online reporting, it’s pretty darn handy.


Written by

Adam Tinworth   Adam Tinworth

Adam has been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 25. He currently works as a consultant and trainer, helping people do better, more engaged online journalism.


Comments

Sign up or Sign in to join the conversation.