iPhone Accessory Camera Lens Shootout: Olloclip vs. Photojojo

“I can’t remember the last time I used my point-and-shoot camera. It sits alone and neglected in a drawer, while my iPhone has become my go-to camera for most things,” Bonnie Cha reports for AllThingsD. “But even smartphone cameras have limitations, like the inability to capture good extreme close-up shots, poor zoom functionality and restricted fields of view.”

“To fix such problems, some companies have come up with accessory lenses for smartphones. This past week, I tested two solutions for the iPhone from Olloclip and Photojojo,” Cha reports. “Both expand the iPhone’s shooting capabilities with interchangeable lenses, but neither of these add-on accessories turns a smartphone camera’s digital zoom to real optical zoom.”

Cha reports, “For iPhone 4/4S owners, the Olloclip is the better option, because its wide-angle lens delivers a more accurate picture without any distortion, and the accessory has a more streamlined design. However, at $70, it’s more expensive than Photojojo’s $50 kit.”

Full review with side-by-side sample shots and much more here.

5 Comments

  1. Ollo Clip fish eye, which is circular in still mode, is simply wide in video mode.

    Why? Apparently in video mode, the iPhone camera zooms in slightly,

    Results: simply gorgeous..

  2. The iPhone has destroyed the point and shoot camera, but one still needs a real camera and neither a P&S or an iPhone will close the deal.
    The Micro 4/3rds cameras are a nice fit for most. I’m sure the Nikon and Canon crowd will cry out/laugh/smirk, but that’s O.K.
    I still have my trusty Nikon F2 35mm.

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