As a lean practitoner, taking photos and videos become second nature. Our camera has to be "always ready," because you don't want to miss interesting moments that might come up during a lean workshop, a factory visit, or at an important conference.
"The best camera is the one you always have with you."
How true, because we are not often carrying our camera with us on a day to day basis and we just might come across a "lean moment" and realized that we don't have something to take picture with.
As well, with increasing emphasis on video capture (for video taping a speech, site visit etc), the ability to take high quality video at any given moment is important for lean leaders.
So it's obvious that iPhone 4S could be viewed as an important "lean tool" for lean leaders who might want to lean out their equipment and only carry one item that combines cell + camera into a single device - without sacrificing the quality of the photo/video capture.
Here's an actual footage taken by iPhone 4S, utilizing its 1080 HD capture. Other than adding a music, the video is unedited. The quality is exceptional.
Over the next several days, we will continue to evaluate the 4S from a business-use perspective and provide you with some insights.