Gizmodo competition proves camera phones can take excellent images

A photography competition run by gadget news blog Gizmodo has proved that mobile phones

aren’t purely for making calls anymore. The results from the likes of the

iPhone 4 and Samsung Sway are creative, interesting images that are impressively

close to what a high-spec compact can produce.

A number of the entrants used on board mobile phone

applications to alter the appearance and correct colour issues, as well as

attachable lenses to improve focusing distances. The winning image was taken

with an iPhone 3GS and HDR app, although the organisers said that ‘It was

impossible to pick a winner this week, and after changing my mind several

times-no thanks to every Gizmodo editor’s

varied opinion-I’m perfectly happy for this fine shot to represent the talent

of the group.’