How iPhone stacks with competition (camera comparison)

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  1. Djilkosh macrumors regular

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  2. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    I think if you view all your photos at 100%, an iPhone is not the camera for you.
     
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    Correction: a cell phone is not the camera for you.
     
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    EDIT: the Pixel XL uses stacking of multiple images to get its better results. It's not new, and not clever, and it won't work on moving subjects. I even more prefer the iPhone for photography now.
     
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    I've noticed pictures I've taken at the beach where this a large amount of contrast between the sand and intense blue sky, the iPhone 7 Plus photos are badly white balanced. They look too 'blue'. Otherwise imho the iPhone 7 Plus camera is good but it's not as great as I expected it to be.
     
  6. Djilkosh thread starter macrumors regular

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    This. This is essence.

    Apple phones arrive always in Q4, they should be better than others who arrive early in the year.
     
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    Apple has stretched the capabilities of its 1/3" sensor size to the very max. There is literally no more room for improvement without increasing the sensor size.

    The Pixel has a very clever image processing algorithm in place which takes multiple images and blends them to produce a sharper image with better dynamic range. It is this very processing(HDR+) that made devices like the Nexus 5 take good photos with essentially terrible hardware. The quality of images taken with HDR+ disabled is quite shocking as the differences are extremely noticeable.

    On the other hand devices like the S7E with a larger sensor are flawed by the poor image processing where the final result ends up over sharpened and blotchy due to the noise reduction.
     
  8. Djilkosh thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well if you take picture with procam or camera+ or any other app that supports raw or reducing jpeg compression you'll see that sensor is not that bad. It's the high compression. Photos that are on other phones like 4-5 megabytes, on iPhone is about 1.5-2.7. Huge difference and no there is no more pixels all S7 and Pixel have 12mpx just like iPhone. Even last year Google's 5X is better. It's a 250 euros phone without contract.
     
  9. M. Gustave, Jan 26, 2017
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    Yes, the Pixel is cheating with image stacking. OP didn't seem to be aware if it. Hilariously he used "stacks" in this thread title. Stacks indeed.

    It obviously works great for stationary subjects, but now I see why there are no moving subjects in any of the shootouts with other cameras.
     
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