What I was mostly looking forward to trying out was the built-in HDR photography function in the camera and how it would measure up in real life. So, here are two examples I’ve just shot. Click on the pictures to see a larger version – there’s both the standard picture and the HDR picture.
The pictures have not been edited in any other way than being resized. I think the HDR version of the Nikon D5000 is better but I prefer the non-HDR version of the Bose QC15 headphones, to be honest, the HDR version is simply a bit too overexposed.
As for the daylight pictures, it’s easy to see how the sky is completely blown-out on the standard picture which is something that HDR does fix. The same with the Red Bull cans (which didn’t turn out perfect on either picture, but the HDR version is better, I think). HDR is most useful if taking pictures of something with uneven lightning or big contrasts, like a subject with backlight. HDR is pretty much useless if you’re shooting something that’s evenly lit.
Read more about all the other new features in iOS 4.1.