When my iPhone camera trumps my DSLR

This photo was taken with an iPhone 4, using the Pro HDR app (iTunes link) to make a 2-exposure HDR.  The remarkable thing is that I took the same exact shot using my Canon XTi DSLR, exposure bracketing ±2 stops to make a 3-exposure HDR, merging in Photomatix and post-processing in Photoshop, and I still couldn’t get an image that was as powerful as this one.

People, including myself, rave about the camera in the iPhone 4, not just because it’s the decent ‘camera you always have with you’, but because of the ridiculous number of photography apps that let you edit your images to your liking.  The iPhone really is the digital Polaroid — you can capture, edit and share images all from one device.