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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    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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    Kevin Raber
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    Reply #7 on: October 3, 2022 at 7:39 am

    My iPhone 14 pro max arrives today.  I’ll be giving it a workout and reporting back.

    Kevin Raber
    CEO & Publisher of PhotoPXL.com and Rockhopperworkshops.com

    Oliver Ritter-Wolff
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    Reply #8 on: October 3, 2022 at 10:16 am

    Hello Kevin,

    I am curious about your experiences and your conclusion.

    Oliver

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    Bud James
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    Reply #9 on: October 5, 2022 at 7:19 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

    For years, my compact camera of choice was the excellent Sony RX100 series. My wife used my previous camera, RX100Mk !V, and I used the RX100Mk VII. These are great cameras, except my wife dropped a previous version and it could not be repaired so I had to spend $1,000 to buy a replacement.

    These cameras have been sitting unused since we upgraded our iPhones to the 13 Pro. My wife has the iPhone 13 Pro Max and I just upgraded to the iPhone Pro 14. The cameras in these phones combined with the iOS 16 software is insanely good.  So good in fact, that I just sold our Sony RX100 cameras to MPB.com so that they could find a worthy home for them.

    Another plus is that the iPhone is very sturdy and water resistant. As I explained, this is not the case with compact cameras, or any camera for that matter.

    I used to take my Sony RX100 as a back up for my Leica M10 for travel. Earlier this year, I spent 3-1/2 weeks vacationing in Europe. I took my Leica M11 with APO Summicron 35mm and my iPhone 13 Pro. The iPhone was great for snap shots, recording GPS data and for the ultra wide and tele lens capabilities. Looking at the resulting images, I didn’t miss my Sony RX100. Attached are a few shots taken with my iPhone 13 Pro.

    My advice, ditch the compact camera and embrace the iPhone Pro. It’s awesome!

    Regards,
    Bud James

    Please check out my fine art and travel photography at http://www.budjames.photography.

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    Kevin Raber
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    Reply #10 on: October 5, 2022 at 7:43 am

    My iPhone 14 pro max just arrived.  I’ll be doing a lot of work with it. Farmers Market this Saturday will be the test of the week. I am impressed so far.

    Kevin Raber
    CEO & Publisher of PhotoPXL.com and Rockhopperworkshops.com

    Oliver Ritter-Wolff
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    Reply #11 on: October 7, 2022 at 4:45 am

    … yes indeed. My son has the iPhone 13 Pro and even then I’m amazed at how good the photos and videos are that he produces with it. It’s clear that these devices are getting better and better and the air for compact cameras is getting thinner and thinner.

    Another improvement can certainly be expected from the iPhone 14 Pro due to the larger sensor alone. I am curious about Kevin’s impressions.

    Oliver

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