IP7+ Camera Zoom Question

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  1. ArkieBiker macrumors member

    ArkieBiker

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    Just curious. The iPhone 7 Plus has the 1x and 2x optical lenses and I know how they work by just tapping on the small icon to change lenses, AND I know how the "digital" zoom works by dragging the slider all the way to the right to obtain a 10x zoom.

    So my question is...the zoom between 1x and 2x...is that digital or optical?
     
  2. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

    Gathomblipoob

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    That's a switch between two physical lenses.
     
  3. se1000 macrumors 6502

    se1000

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    Digital. The 2x zoom isn't optical per-se either, rather it uses a completely different sensor and lens combination.

    Also, the 2x zoom isn't always using the telephoto lens/sensor either. In some situations it will choose to use the primary camera + software zoom.
     
  4. Aneef macrumors regular

    Aneef

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    Not always. Depends on light conditions. @se1000 is right.
     
  5. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

    Gathomblipoob

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    I realized that I had misunderstood his question a few minutes after I posted my reply. My bad.
     
  6. hrv888 macrumors regular

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    Newtons Apple

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    In good lighting it would be a switch between the two lenses/sensors.
     

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