chuck9941
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Mobile Phone Photos In The Database

Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:33 pm

I can recall many previous topics asking if photos taken from mobile phones had the quality to get accepted here on the site. The general consensus was that it would would take a bit of luck. Of course there were a few exceptions where some mobile shots had already been accepted for things such as notable and unexpected events that were also priority screening candidates.
Well as with all things, technology continues to evolve and in a separate topic I read the following post.

Quoting derekf (Reply 4):
Why buy a camera? Use your phone.

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Quoting derekf (Reply 4):

Taken with a Samsung Galaxy S2. The S4 is even better.

So I think it would be interesting to see just how many photos in the database have been been taken from mobile phones. Please share
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RE: Mobile Phone Photos In The Database

Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:10 am

I have one!

Iphone 3Gs:


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But an accident pic is held by more lenient standards!
Trust me, I didn't plan on taking pics when I came across this scene, and I bet there are many occassions like this that made it in the database.

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RE: Mobile Phone Photos In The Database

Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:16 am

Here are a couple that just got added:


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RE: Mobile Phone Photos In The Database

Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:00 pm

I have these, taken with a Samsung Galaxy S2.


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I tried a few years ago with some taken with a Nokia N8 which had one of the best cameras fitted to a phone but they didn't get through screening here.

Those that said that a camera phone would never have the quality were wide of the mark and they will only get better.
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RE: Mobile Phone Photos In The Database

Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:45 pm

This one came off a Samsung Note II camera. The Note is a phone/tablet hybrid (phablet?).


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RE: Mobile Phone Photos In The Database

Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:55 pm

This is the first (and last) one I remember seeing, I was surprised to say the least. It gives me hope for all the casual window views I've taken when my DSLR isn't handy!


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Also, this one comes up if I search "iPhone 4S" in the keyword field


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RE: Mobile Phone Photos In The Database

Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:13 am

Quoting derekf (Reply 3):
I have these, taken with a Samsung Galaxy S2.

Derek I was using yours as an example

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 2):
Here are a couple that just got added:

It's good to see that the quality is finally reaching acceptable standards.

All of the shots are of static aircraft so I guess the real benchmark will be for an aircraft inflight. much more challenging of course due to the natural distance. I don't believe that the zoom on a phone or tablet can still keep the overall image quality. I'm sure it will me a different story in the next 5 years or less.
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