iMore show 346: State of the camera art

Alex Dobie of Android Central joins Rene to talk about mobile camera, from the dumb phone days to the latest iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry glass, plus a look at micro 4/3, high end DSLR, and a RED. Yeah, pretty much pure camera porn!

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Rene Ritchie

Editor-in-Chief of iMore, co-host of Iterate, Debug, Review, Vector, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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Alex Dobie IMO does the best reviews of any Mobile Device Reporter. He's knowledgeable in all fields and Operating Systems.

I would like you to ask you photographer what he likes/dislikes from current mobile phones, where he thinks the next area of mobile phone evolution should be? Lastly, what his ideal device camera (current/not yet available) would be? Sorry, one more. Why does he use the 4k camera? Advantages/disadvantages, better images even if you scale down?...
Great show!

Interesting that neither Nokia 808 Pureview nor N8 wre mentioned even thoug they still are the best mobile cameras ever made, which, owing to the N8's age tells quite a bit of the sorry state of affairs on Apple and Android camera tech. Curiosly, Lumia 720, a cheap low end phone, now takes better low light photos than an Iphone 5. But hey, lets boast about iP5 and HTC One...

It is also interesting what Nokia are doing with augmented reality on the camera. But since neither apple nor android do anything like that, lets dismiss all genuineny new development taking place with cameras... And talk superficial matters. Oh well.

Interesting podcast, but was a little surprised that there wasn't more made of the HTC One's wide-angle lens - 28mm (35mm full-frame equivalent) is significantly wider than any other phone out there AFAIK; that, coupled with great low-light performance, makes it of great interest to me, and could easily be the killer feature that tears me away from my iPhone.

Word to the wise: Put the microphone in the SAME ROOM as the speakers, and preferably CLOSE to the speakers. And do something about the clicking in the audio. I've about had enough with the shoddy recording of iMore podcasts and will no longer listen if this continues, it's just not worth it. I can understand the occasional glitches that mar or almost destroy a podcast recording, but when you don't even try to make it sound acceptable or professional, then I don't have time for it.

Audio was disappointing again this week. Sounded like the two of you were in a large, empty room.