Backcountry photography: Should you use iPhone or GoPro

Mathias Eichler for iMore

Just a couple of weeks ago Apple announced the results of their ‘Shot on iPhone’ campaign. Only one of the pictures was taken in the backcountry. And no, I don’t consider the cute one taken in Yosemite Valley to be backcountry. I’m talking about the magical sunset picture by L. Adi Darmawan of Ulysses S. Grant Peak in Colorado’s San Juan National Forest.

The iPhone has a great camera by any measure, but how does it fair when taking out into the elements? Can it measure up to a device specifically made for this?

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