Consumer Reports: iPhone 7 camera not much improved

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  1. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    It is what it is. Your choice to buy or not. With the tiny sensors on these phones, I only expect so much. I was very happy with my 6S+ camera.
  2. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
    We've hit a bit of a plateau with camera phones since you can only jam so much in there. Now, the main improvements won't be as noticeable and software tweaks will make more of a difference.
  3. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    "Better" is a word that's the meat & potatoes of marketing depts everywhere.
  4. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    Next time apple, put the Samsung galaxy S7 camera into the iPhone. Win-win situation
  5. brianjsw01 macrumors member

    Nov 16, 2015
    I see a major improvement between 6S and 7 Plus especially indoors.
  6. joonyaboy macrumors 6502


    Jun 27, 2010
    Low light is night and day improved (pun intended)

    Shoot a low-light photo side-by-side. At least for me is was a vast improvement
  7. Bigserver1 macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2012
    Agreed. The move from a 2.2 to a 1.8 aperture alone is a huge difference for low light photos. On the plus (when it functions due to lighting), the optical 2x zoom is also a huge improvement.

    The 6s took great pics for a smartphone camera, but the 7/7+ has definitely improved.
  8. craig1410 macrumors 65816


    Mar 22, 2007
    This is a very poor review from Consumer Reports. There are plenty of independent reviews which are infinitely more thorough and they reach very different conclusions. My iPhone 7 plus should be with me tomorrow but I've already compared my daughter's iPhone 7 with my 6 and it is substantially better in relatively low light. The colour gamut improvements alone are worth it.
  9. xofruitcake macrumors 6502a

    Mar 15, 2012
    I guess the best way to decide is to look at the pictures ourselves. One good thing with these type of review is that there are plenty of pictures from all the different smart phones. I looked at a similar review by Cnet with tons of pictures that someone else posted here, and the improvemenr are very easy to see. I dare say that 7+ pictures are better than S7..
  10. bbates123 macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2010
    For me I saw zero improvement. I have a thread on this. The camera should deliver better low light results but it doesn't. Not in terms of sharpness or noise.
  11. Leon88 macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2008
    Melbourne, Australia
    What I'm interested in seeing are RAW image comparisons. Doesn't seem like anyone has done that yet. I noticed the 7P sensor has a lot of baseline chroma noise which needs significant processing in Lightroom.
  12. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020


    Sep 12, 2014
    S7 has been proven time and time again to have the better overall camera...there is no debating this fact

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