Getting snappy with the iPhone 3G S camera

CNET takes the iPhone 3G S camera for a spin. We like what we see.

One of the new features on the iPhone 3G S is an upgraded camera with video recording. Not only did Apple increase the shooter's resolution to 3 megapixels, but also it added a nifty "Tap to Focus" feature. As you point the lens toward your subject and tap the display, the camera automatically focuses on that point and adjusts the white balance, color, contrast, and exposure accordingly.

In our tests, the Tap to Focus made a big difference, particularly with controlling the amount of light in a shot. Photos taken under most conditions were improved, but indoor shots without natural light looked about the same. Also, we didn't notice any change from the promised automatic macro setting. But enough of us talking; take a look at our iPhone 3G S camera slideshow to judge for yourself.

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Kent German leads CNET's How To coverage and is the senior managing editor of CNET Magazine. A veteran of CNET since 2003, he started in San Francisco and is now based in the London office. When not at work, he's planning his next trip to Australia, going for a run, or watching planes land at the airport (yes, really).

 

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