Why the iPhone isn't a replacement for a dSLR

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]

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