Taken on an iPad Air. I love composing photographs with an iPad; it's such a different experience from peering through the viewfinder. It's quite liberating.
I've heard this, too, but never tried it.
Well, that says a lot, doesn't it?
They are not making the cameras of these phones/tablets better because they simply can, but because people are actually taking photos with them :)
Because I'm poor.
And surprisingly that tripod mounted thing, takes better photos than some of the cameras I've seen out there. That's talking about 200 USD cameras, not other stuff.
Standard camera app, but the picture has been lightly processed in Photoshop. Nothing drastic though. Indeed, these cameras have come a long way.
You should try it. Using a smartphone isn't nearly as satisfying as composing a shot with a tablet. It's a completely different experience because it's almost like using a large format slide.
Or the Lumia 1020 - 41 megapixels. Released in 2013.
Here is an image sample, and below it is a crop of the same image.
Before we get too analytical, remember - this was taken with a phone! Insanity.
Personally I almost only use my iPhone (5s) nowadays. The image quality of it is comparable to my Nikon D200 (which is ancient, but not a bad camera), and better in low-light conditions. Of course, it's pretty much fully automatic so it's not as fun to use as a camera as the D200, but going on image quality alone, yeah they're comparable. I think it speaks in volumes as to how good mobile phone cameras are nowadays.