The Apple iPhone beats a professional camera as a war photography tool in the desert areas of Afghanistan, claim two war photographers in today?s Guardian.

Teru Kuwayama, a photographer based in New York, said the iPhone proved itself in a project that uses social media to supply news to friends and family of serving US Marines.

He said the iPhone ?was the ideal, rugged piece of gear for southern Afghanistan?, adding that the iPhone?s touchscreen meant the device trapped less dust than a conventional camera.

His colleague Balazs Gardi, from Hungary, told the Guardian’s Patrick Kingsley: ?Before, I would have three cameras hanging off me? Using just the iPhone allowed me to move much more easily.’

Gardi added that the lack of a long lens ?forced him to get closer to his subjects?.

To read the Guardian article click HERE.

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