An In Depth Look at the iPhone 7 Plus Cameras
The iPhone 7 Plus has been available since September 7th and we’ve been on the lookout for a complete top to bottom review of the cameras that takes us through all its features and capabilities. Today we received a review from dpreview.com that we believe is what we’ve been looking for. Here are the features, functions, abilities, etc. that this series of articles reports on.
- Image Quality & Performance
- Image Quality Comparion (Bright Light)
- Image Quality Comparion (Low Light)
- Conclusion & Gallery
To tickle your interest and get you started here are a few of the comments and examples you will see.
In the Introduction: “Judging by design, screen size and resolution, the new iPhone 7 Plus is nothing new. While its major specs are nearly identical to the iPhone 6s Plus, it’s in the camera department where a lot of innovation has happened.” And “There are a lot of new camera features to explore on the new iPhone 7 Plus and we have done exactly that. Read our full review to see…”
Here’s the phone and here we go starting with a shot from the Introduction!
From the Design and Hardware article comes this, “Without a doubt, the most exciting new component on the iPhone 7 Plus is its dual-camera.”
And from Camera Operation we are told, “As in the past, the iPhone camera is very much focused on ease of use and does a very good job at that” and “The iPhone 7 Plus comes with the same physical control layout as previous iPhone generations”. A new portrait mode has been added but here’s a landscape view.
The Features section points out that “the stock camera app comes with a good range of built-in features”. Examples offered are Panorama, HDR Mode and Zoom.
Here’s a look at three of the Zoom results.
Fairly impressive I think.
So you wouldn’t be left wondering, here’s a sample of the new Portrait Mode.
From the Image Quality and Performance section, “the iPhone wide-angle camera delivers a very good performance in bright light.” And an example…
More sample photos and a thorough set of feature descriptions are presented. A complete write-up comes at the end. Be aware, they pull no punches. According to this review there are pros and cons to the iPhone 7 Plus.
That said, from my point of view one of the final evaluations was important, “Its unique selling point is its dual-camera with a 56mm ‘tele-lens.’ It allows for the best zooming of all current smartphones, offers an alternative angle of view to the wide-angle and works well in Apple’s new portrait mode.” I think you’ll find this series as complete and well put together a review as there’s been. Decide for yourself what’s important as you read the article.
Here’s another link to the Introduction to get you started:
I hope you find it informative and interesting, and, as always…
Let us know what you think.