This is a discussion on camera within the iPhone Help forums, part of the iPhone Forum category; I originally decided to get the iPhone4 for the 5MP camera... I never have my camera with me but there always seems to be something ...
I originally decided to get the iPhone4 for the 5MP camera... I never have my camera with me but there always seems to be something I need a camera for... so I waited and got the iPhone4.... I havent had very good quality photos with my iPhone4 yet and I read online something about it only taking 2MP... is this true and if so, how can I get it to take 5MP quality photos?
Ok, I guess it's all clear now for me. This is what happens: the size of the file in MB is not equivalent to the MP of the picture. So a 5MP picture might have a file size of 2MB (usually 2.2 to 2.8MB depending on how much light the picture has...more light means more MB). Note: a 5MP will have a 2MB size if it is in JPEG format, but it in PNG format it might be larger than 6MB.
Hope this helps.
Funk..... the iPhone 4 does have a fine camera, but the trick is to Hold Steady!! That makes a huge difference in quality. There are a few camera apps in the Apple Store that you may try, some have a "stability" function and selectable focus areas. These can make for excellent pics.