after 3 months with my new iPhone 7 and SE, I still think 7S and LG G4 have better cameras

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  1. Taisiya macrumors regular

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    I've had my new iPhone 7($49 from Best Buy.com) and iPhone SE($0 from VerizonWireless.com) for about 3 months. I love them both. Having been an Android fan for years, the iPhones were better in many ways. Especially the iPhone SE, which is the best 4-inch smartphone in the world(actually, there's no Android phone that competes with it at that size). I am somewhat embarrased to say that I use my iPhone SE whenever I need to conduct "business" sitting on the toilet... I can do everything with just 1 hand. :)

    Having said that... I find myself ALWAYS going back to my Galaxy S7, Note 5, and LG G4 whenever I need to take pictures. Those phones take much better pictures that my iPhone 7 and SE. The iPhone 7 and SE always have this strange watercolor-like effect, especially for low-light situations. Also, the iPhones can't take pictures at 16:9 aspect ratio. Over the years, I've accumulated almost 37,000 digital photos saved on my hard drives... and 100% of them were taken in 16:9 aspect ratio because I only display photos on 16:9 TVs or monitors.
     
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  3. Taisiya thread starter macrumors regular

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    I meant S7... :) Not sure how to edit thread title.
     
  4. nordique macrumors 6502a

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    iPhones take great pics but they aren't the industry leaders anymore.

    However in today's day and age the differencs are marginal between top end phones...iPhone 7 has a very capable camera
     
  5. ToddH macrumors 6502a

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    It all depends on the third party apps these days. I shoot raw for the important shots, and for the really clean looking studio quality shots, I use the ProCamera app (lowlight plus mode) and nightcap pro app long exposure mode.

    The camera quality depends largely on how well your photos are lit and how well composed they are. Sure most people use the point and shoot method, and that works to an extent. Exposure control, ISO settings, and ambient light play a major role in the end result of the photo. There is a big difference between taking a photo and making a photograph. With the right app and planning, I can make the photos from my iPhone look way better than any other smartphone on the market. Here are two samples.
    Snapseed.jpg FLAC3021.jpg IMG_3860.JPG
     
  6. Black Magic macrumors 68000

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    Those are awesome pics! Teach me! Any tips?
     
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    Thanks!! I can help you. Do you have much experience as a photographer? If not, you can still learn. For the clean / long exposure shots, I use a tripod and a MeFoto 360 plus sidekick (sized for the 7 plus) cellphone bracket. Regular 360 for the 7. If you want to learn how to take shots like the one of the capital I took, get the nightcap pro app and practice with it. Also the ProCamera app is great for HDR and low light shots (in app purchases). We can communicate via email or through the forum here. For now, do you have any questions?

    This is a good place to start: many cool articles in the Blog section:
    http://iphonephotographyschool.com/iphoneography/
     
  8. dotnet macrumors 6502a

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    The sigh of all poor photographers: "If only my camera were better...!"
     
  9. zohaali146 macrumors regular

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    Lg definitely has great camera in its G-series, my brother has LG G3 and simply love its result.
     
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  11. Djilkosh macrumors regular

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    The problem is with JPEG compression and postprocessing.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/bad-quality-photos-maybe-due-big-compression-iphone-7.2025332/
     
  12. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    There are other camera apps. Or you could, ya know, crop photos to 16:9
     

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