Lili's recent camera phone photos inspired me to create a sub-gallery for these specific photos. It seems the camera phones dramatically improves in recent days. And although most of them are still not as good as some entry level compact cameras, some of them works very good. And if you process them a bit, you can get some worth to keep photos, good enough even for small prints.
I'm using iPhone 3G (2MP) everywhere when the GRD is out of reach, mainly for Lucia's snap shots
And believe or not, I'm happy with results I'm getting after some in-phone processing (can you imagine this? me and happy without RAW?).
Basically, I'm using two iPhone photo editors. Freeware "Mill Colour" (for basic editing but with some impressive results) and PhotoForge, which I bought for $1.99. This program is small&pocketable "photoshop", which offers usual photo editing tools like crop, resize, sharpening, conversion but also some advanced tools like curves, fake HDR, vignette effect, etc...
Here are some of the best results:
iPhone 3G is equipped with 2MP camera, with somewhat strong noise reduction to my taste. But as you can see, the results are not that bad? The newer 3Gs produces visibly grainier photos with much lower noise reduction and therefore more preserved details. I wish I have 3Gs, but I like 3G output and I will most probably stay with it for a while