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Testing out the sharpness and clarity of the new iPhone 4S lens with these extreme macro shots. Each shot has been blown up to 100% so you can see the detail. I am amazed at the amount of detail that is preserved in these shots.

To get the sharpest macro shots I used Camera+’s Touch Focus and Touch Exposure to get the best exposure possible and minimize shadows. I also used the Gymbl Pro Tripod to steady the iPhone and used Camera+’s stabilizer shooting mode so that the iPhone would only take a shot when the iPhone was steady to avoid camera shake.
Rainy lock
Rainy lock at 100%
Flower at 100%
Cherry tomato plant
Cherry tomato plant at 100%
Rain drops on metal
Rain drops at on metal at 100%
Buckle at 100%
Green leaves
Green leaves at 100%
Wooden sign
Wooden sign at 100%
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  • Kyle Thompson  Oct 20, 2011  

    It's absolutely stunning that this is all done on a phone! Great job.

  • David Hernández  Oct 20, 2011  

    Thanks you Lisa

  • Marc Wilde  Oct 20, 2011  

    If I didn't know better, I'd guess that these were taken with a decent point-and-shoot camera. I'm super excited for my 4S' delivery tomorrow. :)

  • Ian Wilson  Oct 20, 2011  

    Love it! Thanks :D

  • Mahmoud H. Al-Johani  Oct 20, 2011  

    Awesome ...

  • Nima Pirzadeh  Oct 20, 2011  

    Wow! Great pictures!

  • Scott  Oct 20, 2011  

    Awesome Lisa

  • ToddMcCann  Oct 20, 2011  

    And there's my argument for upgrading my 3GS. Thanks!

  • Eric Blacker (K3EDB)  Oct 20, 2011  

    I'm so pleased at the quality of the 4S's lens, I may not buy another P&S again!

  • Reinaldo Versuri  Oct 20, 2011  

    Amazing!!!! I want an iPhone 4S ....cry.....

  • Thomas  Oct 20, 2011  

    Stunning pictures! I can't wait for my 4GS.

  • Lee  Oct 20, 2011  

    Super rad. But my problem is keeping the lens in good shape. And I don't want to put the whole beautiful phone in a clunky case. Hasn't anyone developed a wee lens cover yet?

  • Frank Loforte Jr  Oct 20, 2011  

    Great detail, got to get the 4S! Thanks, Lisa

  • Parel  Oct 20, 2011  

    Thank you! Amazing phone with Amazing App! Felicidades!

  • bc_Quigley  Oct 21, 2011  

    you're making me want to upgrade my 4 to a 4S just for the better camera! Thanks for sharing ...

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  • Lee Andrew  Oct 21, 2011  

    Thank you Lisa! More than stunned at the quality of the pictures, i so want an iPhone too.

  • Jack  Oct 21, 2011  

    I am in shock that these shots are from a phone!! As bad as I'd love to upgrade from my 4, I'm going to hang tight for the 5…

  • Andre  Oct 21, 2011  

    Awesome shots, I am so happy with the 4s.

  • NinXera IO  Oct 21, 2011  


  • Michael Temkin  Oct 21, 2011  

    Wow! Can't wait for the iPhone 5... :-)

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  • Loren  Oct 21, 2011  

    looks like the app is crash crash crashing, better get on that.

  • David Chin  Oct 21, 2011  

    These are not shabby at all!

  • Sedat Erkal  Oct 21, 2011  

    that's great..

  • Bob Moon  Oct 21, 2011  

    Really impressive, especially because I take a tremendous number of macro shots. Maybe this "phone" could replace my S95 as the daily carry camera. I wonder.

  • Roberto Mtz  Oct 21, 2011  

    Awesome pictures

  • James Borden  Oct 21, 2011  

    oh wow i wish i had the money for an iPhone 4S but i think i like having my 7D on me all the time :P

  • Krishna Chaitnaya. Alur  Oct 22, 2011  

    R u kidding...these photos are astonishing...100% crops are so sharp and are far better than many highend point and be frank even better than bridge it the magic of iPhone 4S 8MP camera or of Camera+ ?? Mind blowing images..waiting for iPhone 4S launch in India...

  • manimegalai  Oct 22, 2011  

    Its realy amazing!!!!!!

  • kadajawi  Oct 22, 2011  

    This is really pretty amazing. I still prefer my SX130 IS as it is fully programmable, does RAW, has a decent optical zoom and a tripod mount, but in just terms of IQ this might compete. I still have one of the first camera phones, who would have thought what that led to.

  • Robert Szymczak  Oct 22, 2011  

    Great camera... awesome shots! ;)

  • Willy Paul  Oct 22, 2011  

    Do tell more about the lens...just an upgraded fixed camera phone lens, or...?

  • Teo  Oct 23, 2011  


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  • Whisper  Oct 23, 2011  

    Not bad, just like good old galaxy 2

  • Lionel Faleiro  Oct 25, 2011  

    Who thought that a Mobile Camera could ever get so powerful like a Point and Shoot camera.

  • Алексей Рябцев  Oct 26, 2011  

    Very nice, Lisa!

  • Hamidin Arahman  Oct 26, 2011  

    excellent ...

  • Andy Collins  Oct 28, 2011  

    What is this about Camera+’s stabilizer shooting mode? I searched the menu in the app and googled it and find nothing?

  • Nida Zaidi  Nov 6, 2011  

    Truly amazed!! What an improvement! wow!! surely need to upgrade to iPhone4S! I'm tempted.. Thanks for sharing Lisa! Cheers! :)

  • Syed Abbas Zaidi  Nov 6, 2011  

    Love it.. =)

  • Tom  Jun 20, 2012  

    Folks keep mentioning Point and Shootcameras. When was the last time you saw images like these with a P&S or for that matter a DSLR out of the box. How about never. Since the arrival of the 4S my :cameras" are sitting in the closet. Great images, Lisa.

  • clay  Jun 20, 2012  

    does it only work on a 4S?

  • Jen  Jul 4, 2012  

    Yeah......point and shoots do NOT take photos of this quality and detail. While I do love my 4S I still feel like I ge better shots with my D50. But the editing is so much easier on my phone. I haven't mastered Camera+ though, hopefully going to find time to try out the focus and exposure today.

  • Bob Dobbs  Aug 1, 2012  

    I like how every single picture has problems with correct color rendition, focus issues when presented with dark shadows, and "blotchy" color areas resulting in poor overall color when looked at closely. Also the processing unit on the camera has issues with over sharpening details and poor depth of field as seen best in the background of the leaves picture. Even for an 8mp phone camera these are quite a few issues.

  • Bob Dobbs  Aug 1, 2012  

    Also, for Tom and Jen, learn to use a DSLR properly and the level of detail you'll get out of even the cheapest SLR will be far superior image quality wise to this. Reason being: Better processing due to more options/beefier electronics than a phone will provide.

  • Michelle Barnett  Aug 2, 2012  

    Somebody please show me how to get a pic like the rainy lock. Trying to take pics of jewellery and mine certainly don't look like that!

  • maximiLian  Aug 8, 2012  

    Whoa, awesome photos. I LOVE the iPhone 4S camera, on the internet I saw a photo that you can't even easily do on a DSLR. Really (skyline with raindrops).

  • geri  Aug 14, 2012  

    those really are amazing - I have to give Camera+ another look...Did you use a macro lens or is that a straight shot with Camera+?

  • Steff  May 21, 2013  

    Just amazing..I am gonna try my hands too. :)

  • John Homes  May 22, 2013  

    no wucking furries

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