I went to the shop on the weekend and had my Canon 5d mk iii in my backpack. The attendant asked me what was in my big bulky backpack, so I explained it was my camera and that I never leave it in the car as it is very valuable. He replied "iPhone photos are just as good". Lets test the theory and you be the judge. The look I was going for was the morning sun glowing through the leaves and not much background clutter. Image one was taken with my iPhone, and image two was taken with my full frame SLR camera. They turned out to be two very different images. Although I should stipulate that the second image was edited from raw and the iPhone jpeg had no post editing (although editing of the iPhone image would not have made a significant difference). I also used full manual mode for the second image; selecting the aperture, shutter speed, ISO and selected focal point amongst other things to achieve the results I was after. These sorts of selections would not be possible with a camera phone.
Michelle Sanchez - Adelaide Photographer