iPhone 7(+) Camera Is Horrible In Low Light

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  1. itsmilo macrumors 68020

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    never really notices how awful my iPhone 7 Plus camera was until I went to a concert recently and saw everyone but me taking all these great low light shots on their phones (lots of Samsung too)

    here is a shot taken on my iPhone 7 Plus compared to my old iPhone 6 for instance.

    Do you think the camera is somehow „broken“?
     

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  3. itsmilo thread starter macrumors 68020

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  4. orev macrumors 6502

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    It may not be able to focus if there is no real object in the frame for it to focus on. Take the comparison pictures in a dim room, not completely black.
     
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  6. itsmilo thread starter macrumors 68020

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    But it looks fine on the old iPhone 6 ...
     
  7. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    I read a post that said the newer iPhones "enhance" bright spots.
     
  8. tomklyn macrumors newbie

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    Looks like the lense is dirty
     
  9. pika2000 macrumors 601

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    I'm not going to say that Samsung takes better/worse pictures, but many Android phones, especially with AMOLED screens, have an automatic screen brightness to be set to full when using the camera, thus making the impression that the photo you're taking looked great. iPhones don't do this, so right off the bat, the photos look darker/dimmer on screen.

    So you cannot really say a phone takes better low light photos unless you compare the photos on your computer.

    As for adjusting the exposure, after tapping to focus, drag down the exposure slider.
     
  10. orev macrumors 6502

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    Doesn't matter. At that point it's more luck in if you happened to take the picture at the right time it was focused on the right thing. When it's too dark the phone cycles through trying to find something to focus on, sometimes it gets it right, sometimes not.
     
  11. Donfor39 macrumors 65816

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    IPhone 8 camera wasn't great this evening at least when uploaded.
    Was much smarter quality when I enlarged it from iCloud photos.
    Though the standard format uploaded rotated and quality was basic at best at medium upload size.
    I new I didn't ;t get X though thought 8 would have been a decent camera
     
  12. CPx macrumors 6502a

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    You have a dirty lens, it's scratched up, or something is just wrong with the camera. It shouldn't look like that, even if the autoexposure got it wrong.
     
  13. Zwhaler macrumors 604

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    For l phone camera, I actually think image 2 is pretty good.
     
  14. leekil macrumors member

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    It can focus on the image on the screen, which is well-lit.
     

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