iPhone 7 Night Photos WAY too bright

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vd8601, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. vd8601 macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2016
    Did anyone experience this ?

    I was out in the dark or almost dark and took some photos.
    The photos are WAY too bright. Much brighter than the actual setting was.
    The photos still looked good tho, but just not realistic.
    Anyone else notice that?
    Could be patched easily i guess.
  2. UKFan643 macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2015
    That's how it's supposed to be. You can always change the settings before taking the picture, but the whole point of low light improvements is to make the photos more visible in low light settings. And yes, that means they will often look brighter in the photo than they do in real life.
  3. vd8601 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2016
    Okay but I always thought its about taking realistic photos.
    The night photos of the iPhone 7 are NOT realistic. They are way too bright. Like you take a correct photo and then put +1 or +2 exposure. Thats how it looks.
    The daylight photos are perfect.
  4. zeemeerman2 macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2010
    That's good, isn't it?

    That means with a 3rd party app, you are capable to reduce the exposure and increase something else (ISO, shutter speed) at the same quality, rather than sacrificing quality to do so.
  5. bbates123 macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2010
    The whole iPhone 7 camera situation is a huge disappointment, especially low light photos. That was supposed to be the big selling point.
  6. maclook macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008
    Any pictures to reference what you're talking about?
  7. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    Tap on where you want to focus, then drag your finger up and down to adjust the exposure to how you want it.

    It's difficult to get a "correct" automatic exposure with nighttime photography because the brightness of the scene is hard to evaluate. You have point light sources, large areas of darkness, etc... Just choose the exposure you want yourself.

    I'm actually of the opinion that the 6/6s couldn't really crank up the exposure far enough for night shots, which tended to be too dark. Now you have more flexibility on night shots since the camera supports higher ISO.
  8. Olivia23 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 26, 2008
  9. HEK macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2013
    US Eastern time zone
    Scratches head...........this is joke right.......now low light pictures are too bright? I can't even come up with a snarky comment.......shakes head and goes on to next thread.:confused:
  10. Gmcube macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2009
    No, if "normal" is a proper exposure then you wouldn't want those extra stops of light and can potentially loose detail in the highlights.

    I don't think this was addressed, is this with or without flash? Or both? If its with flash, well that can be tricky with any camera. One thing you might need to do is take a few steps back. The camera might be seeing the background which with flash is going to look darker than the foreground and trying to expose for that instead, causing the foreground to look too bright.
  11. veedubshafer macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2012
    It's a cell phone camera! I don't care how much they hype it up you should never get too excited over a cell phone camera! Just be glad it's as good as it is.

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