Why the iPhone isn't a replacement for a dSLR

Summary:The results are in from the Chicago Sun-Times' switch from professional photographers to reporters with iPhones, and the results aren't pretty.

A few weeks ago the Chicago Sun-Times fired its photography staff and replaced them with reporters doing double-duty with iPhones. Here's an example of the result: 

The Chicago Sun-Times front page after the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup - Jason O'Grady

Above: The Chicago Sun-Times front page after the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup.

The Chicago Tribune's front page on the same day - Jason O'Grady

Above: The Chicago Tribune's front page on the same day. 

I'm not saying that the iPhone doesn't include a great camera, it does. I'm just saying that it's no replacement for a real camera when it comes to print journalism.

[Via SunTimes/DarkTimes, Tip: Daring Fireball]

Topics: Apple, iPhone

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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