You'll find that most Point-N-Shoots along with high-end camera phones can keep up with DSLRs under certain conditions such as normal 50mm views with the sun coming in over your shoulder for lighting. Some small cameras do very well in close-up mode also. However, when you are trying to capture an unusually challenging subject under anything but ideal conditions, better glass, a larger sensor, and faster electronics will be your best shot, and in some cases your only shot.
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I like the iPhone 4S camera because it is always with me. That being said, as stated above, I have found it is OK under ideal conditions. It is not great for low light situations and forget trying to capture anything in motion (at least still shots).
Originally posted by Brian Stone: Why not use a camera.
Well, it is a camera, but the real reason is that it is difficult to unpack, aim, and shoot my Canon 30D DSLR while operating a motor vehicle. And, I almost always have my iPhone with me but not always my 30D.