For me, one of the most exciting things about the Apple iPhone 3Gs announcement at WWDC 2009 was the inclusion of a better camera. While I always thought the original iPhone camera was “good enough,” I knew it could be better. Well I was right. The new iPhone sports a three megapixel camera capable of much high-resolution images.
The camera features auto focus, auto exposure, and auto white balance. It also allows what Apple calls “Tap” focus which allows you to pick something in the scene, tap on it and the iPhone camera will focus on that point.
There are also macro and low light modes as well as photo/video geo-tagging.
The camera doubles as a video camera capable of shooting at 30 frames per second with 640×480 VGA resolution. The video camera also comes with auto focus, auto white balance, and auto exposure.
You can share video directly from the iPhone with MMS, email, MobileMe and YouTube and all of this is backed up with longer battery life.
The iPhone is already the most popular camera used on Flickr. These new improvements will no doubt solidify that position there and everywhere else.