While watching the Super Bowl last night a cute picture appeared and the only device I had nearby to capture it was my ipad.
As you can see (or not see) Ferdie is walking from person to person with his beloved bear, but as soon as I held up the ipad to take the picture I could tell this was not going to be a very clear shot. Even though some experts claim the ipad camera is pretty darn good, I'd respond that they must like grainy pics. Not a camera for anything you want to keep and look back on in years to come.
Then I went and got my iphone to see how its camera compared.
Better, the picture next to the tv is sharper, Ferdie's fur has detail, the football game shows up pretty well. But, still not of a quality I'd be happy with anytime down the road, certainly not for pictures which should be "keepers".
Here's a picture of the same part of the house under similar lighting conditions taken around Christmas with a real camera.
Every part of the picture is clear, but the light is exactly how it looked to the eye. All I'm saying is, if you have pictures to take of things or people you want to have a lasting quality, use a camera once in a while. You don't need the most professional digital SLR camera, almost all the pocket digital cameras work very well.
Use the phone for Facebook or Twitter or just for fun. Those keepers need a camera or someday you'll wish you'd taken the time.
Oh, and, after LIzzie, Darren and the boys went home, Ferdie laid down on his bear and let out the most mournful crys.