iPhone 14 Pro as a compact camera substitute?

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  • Oliver Ritter-Wolff
    Oliver Ritter-Wolff
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    on: September 17, 2022 at 7:01 am

    With the new iPhone 14 Pro, I’m starting to wonder if it’s possible to substitute a high-quality compact camera. After what you read here, that seems to be the case:

    https://www.austinmann.com/trek/iphone-14-pro-camera-review-scotland

    Until now, despite many Mac’s (computers) over the last few years, I never had an iPhone but always Android smartphones, because I had a) got used to the Android user interface and b) the iPhones were honestly too expensive for me compared to the Androids.

    The iPhone 14 Pro could change that for the first time.

    Oliver

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    Christopher Sanderson
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    Re: iPhone 14 Pro as a compact camera substitute?
    Reply #1 on: September 17, 2022 at 9:42 am

    Oliver, many thanks for posting the link to Austinmann review. Yes, the new Apple phone camera is pretty exciting and has me thinking seriously about it too. The biggest check to my enthusiasm (other than the price!) is the slow and clumsy transfer process off the phone onto a computer. It’s really time Apple abandoned Lightning and went with USBC. But this may be the one I break open the piggy bank for.

    Oliver Ritter-Wolff
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    Reply #2 on: September 17, 2022 at 11:38 am

    Hello Chris,

     

    Yes, this is indeed a good and important point that Android users do not necessarily think about at first. Here I have a quite flexible data exchange.

    But I remember an iPod many years ago, it was always very unpleasant that you always had to go through iTunes to exchange data. Is that still the case today?

    Alternatively, I have also thought about the https://www.oneplus.com/de/10-pro.

    Oliver

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    Christopher Sanderson
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    Reply #3 on: September 17, 2022 at 3:08 pm

    I believe that within the iOS and Mac environments there are apps that help with this issue – at least as far as the file transfer choice of destination. It doesn’t fix the speed issue but at least it gets around the Apple iCloud-centric issues. One app appears to be PhotoSync available in the App Store. Does anyone have experience with it or others?

    Oliver Ritter-Wolff
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    Reply #4 on: September 17, 2022 at 3:26 pm

    Is that this app?:

    https://www.photosync-app.com/de/index.html

    Oliver

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    Christopher Sanderson
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    Reply #5 on: September 17, 2022 at 3:44 pm

    Yes, I believe that is the one. Confusingly there are two different PhotoSync apps in the App Store (both are from Germany…) In the English language iOS App Store, the app is named PhotoSync – transfer photos. The Mac App Store version is named PhotoSync Companion.

    Avoid PhotoSync Pro which appears to be a knock-off…

    Oliver Ritter-Wolff
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    Reply #6 on: September 17, 2022 at 4:32 pm

    I just downloaded the Android app from PhotoSync, connected via WLAN to my QNAP NAS (SMB) and sync just the 300 smartphone JPGs/DNGs/videos of the android. Works, but takes time. There are some pretty good configuration options. Among other things, it can store the RAW files separately.

    Oliver

     

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