iPhone 7 Camera Conundrum

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by GadgetBen, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. GadgetBen macrumors 6502a


    Jul 8, 2015
    So here's something that I cannot find the answer to from Apple.

    If the iPhone 7 only has a 12 megapixel camera, why is the iPhone 7 Camera bigger than the iPhone 6s?

    Don't tell me it's because of the optical image stabilization etc, because the iPhone 6s Plus camera isn't this big.

    I find it interesting, because the iPhone 7 only purports to have the features of the iPhone 6s Plus....
  2. ahostmadsen macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2009
  3. HEK Suspended


    Sep 24, 2013
    You might have to explain that aperture is the hole where light goes in. And that smaller numbers mean bigger hole. :D
  4. Steve686 macrumors 68030


    Nov 13, 2007
    US>FL>Miami/Dade>Sunny Isles Beach>Condo
    Just ask yourself why you see HUGE lenses on cameras at sporting events.

    It's the amount of unaltered light able to strike the camera sensor.

    The more light, the less time it takes for the camera to 'expose' a picture which leads to sharper pictures especially in less than ideal lighting conditions, or in what is considered very fast conditions such as football games.
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Larger lenses can also allow a user to have more control over DOF (depth of field)

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