As I indicated earlier, I got a smart phone to try as a pocket camera. I still haven’t been able to try it out in good light for distant pictures due to heavy overcast, drizzle, and/or light rain; but, I have been able to at least take some near pictures. I was curious about how close it functioned. It seems that around 3 or 4 inches is OK for the iPhone 6.
The following is a crop of the above.
In the past I have found that most P&S cameras do their best for close range pictures, so the above isn’t a good test of the camera in the phone. In fact, if all you own is a smart phone or P&S camera, you have no excuse for not being able to take pictures as long as you take pictures of things reasonably close in good light. The old adage: if your pictures aren’t very good, get closer, is really true.
In addition to the uncertainties associated with when and where I might use the phone camera, I am finding that I have been sucked into a whirlpool. For example, should I use the calendar function and give up my pocket calendar? My wife, who has the same phone tells me that she intends to use the calendar function and that she expects me to do likewise so that we can keep our schedules straight when in the doctor’s offices and making future appointments. I’m afraid that I’m going to start having nightmares about losing electrical power for long periods.