7 plus and 8+ camera almost same?

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  1. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

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    It appears the rear cameras are comparable?

    12 mp f/1.8 and f/2.8 on the telephoto.

    Then apple says its lets in more light faster and bigger. but only with those words. Not sure what that means?

    Then there is slow sync and portrait lighting. So is there a compelling reason for most people to upgrade for rear camera? from 7plus to 8plus?

    Specifically talking about back camera and photos. I know video at 4k/60 is a good upgrade.
     
  2. DevinNj macrumors 6502a

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    Both lenses are ois this year. As far as portrait lighting goes, there's tons of apps that'll do that. I'm on a payment plan and I'm not sure there's enough for me to upgrade this year. May just keep it and sell it next year to offset the price of next year's phone. Not sure yet.
     
  3. SJTrance macrumors member

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    The lighting is not important. I like the Samsung Note 8's ability to adjust the Bokeh effect during and after the shot more but I cannot walk around with Moses' tablet in my pocket. It should be minimally better for stills than the 7S Plus.
     
  4. metsjetsfan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Both lenses are not OIS I think that is only on the X.
     
  5. QCassidy352 macrumors G4

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    7+ and 8+ cameras are gonna be awfully close. Apple will cite some camera improvement or other every year no matter what, but OP laid out the specs pretty clearly: they're damn near the same camera.
     
  6. B.A.T macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly (at least for daylight photos) everything from the 6 on up is about the same. Sure there are "improvements" every year but they are getting pretty small. The low light photos they show at each keynote are always better than the results you will most likely get.
     
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    6 to 7 in great lighting is massively different.
     
  8. DevinNj, Sep 15, 2017
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    My bad, I thought that they were.
     
  9. metsjetsfan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thats a 2 year jump so probably.
     
  10. macTW Suspended

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    I had both and I can attest to that. I'm surprised when people assume every iPhone is the same...
     
  11. Supermallet macrumors 65816

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    They're the same lenses, but different sensors, and the sensors can make a huge difference.

    I'm really looking forward to the camera on the 8 Plus.
     
  12. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    The iPhone 7+ camera was not impressive. I hope Apple improves the sensors in the 8+.
     
  13. Supermallet macrumors 65816

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    I thought the two lens system was very cool, but a lot of people I've talked to has said it feels like a gimmick. I'm hoping the improvements to the camera this year make it feel more like a serious camera and less like a gimmick.
     
  14. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    I have an Galaxy S8+ and it just takes much better photos with a single lens. I want Apple to be competitive in this area.
     
  15. metsjetsfan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I hope you are right. But I have a feeling it will be more of the same.
     
  16. Nozuka macrumors 68020

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    don't forget the new hardware noise reduction.
    but it's impossible to know how effective it is at this point.
     
  17. msavic macrumors 6502

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    This is what I am excited to try out. If this is implemented properly, the difference between the 7+ and 8+ could be fairly big. Assuming the sensor is also a sizeable increase coupled with hardware noise reduction could lead to a dramatic improvement in low light shot.
     
  18. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    There's a different and larger sensor, which will bring in more light and less noise in low light situations. You also get portrait lighting, low speed sync, 4K 60fps, and slo-mo 240fps. I just wish iOS would support RAW natively.
     
  19. se1000 macrumors 6502

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    Anyone have any idea on exactly how large the new sensors are? Also keep in mind the telephoto sensor on the 7+ was smaller than the normal one, not sure if that's consistent this year too.
     
  20. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    It would make sense because the telephoto lens doesn't need as much surface area on the sensor like a wide angle lens does.
     
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    only the iphone X has both lens OIS, not the iphone 8.
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    different sensor model doesn't mean better, they can just make a "new sensor" without changing much. Does anyone know if the sensor size is bigger? That would be a real improvement.
     
  22. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    They said in the Keynote it was bigger to help in low light situations.
     
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    They just said there is new sensor, they never said the sensor is bigger.
     
  24. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    Read my post above. I'm pretty sure they said it was larger.
     
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    I watched the note and I don't remember they said "bigger sensor". They only said "more light" but never said how.
     

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