Since late 2019 I've been doing a lot of hiking in the Catskills with a good buddy of mine.
Much of the photography I've done there has been casual iPhone (11 Pro & 12 Pro Max) photography, since our first priority has been hiking rather than photography. So most of the images here were taken at mid-day, rather than in the best light, and more for documentary purposes than artistic ones.
Overall the iPhone does a decent-to-good job, especially considering its size & weight, but it's far below the capabilities of a modern full-frame camera. But, as the saying goes, "the best camera is the one you have with you".
I do carry my larger Nikon Z7 system & lenses on occasion though.
During the hot/ buggy summers, we've started biking along many of the beautiful brooks, rather than hiking.
© Jerry Weimar Photography