Apple has put up some “untouched original” sample photos taken with the 5MP camera that’s onboard the new iPhone4 and it looks very impressive indeed. It will be interesting how it will fair up when shot indoors in a more difficult lighting situation. But these bright outdoor photos look as good as any standalone digital camera and looks to surpass most if not all current mobile phones in terms of sheer detail and clarity. However, you can see that it does have some noise reduction artifacts that makes some parts of the image more like a water paint than a photo. Still, it definitely doesn’t affect the feel of the photo too much and doesn’t show up on most other photos so I think it’s a good compromise. See a 100% crop image below for what I mean.
Unfortunately, there’s still no sign of any 720P at 30fps sample HD videos yet but when it’s out, you’ll be sure to see it mentioned here.