iPhone 7 Plus - Annoying light reflection dot in photos

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by WiiDsmKR69, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. WiiDsmKR69 macrumors regular


    Jul 8, 2013
    hey guys.

    So I've had this iPhone 7 plus since launch day. The biggest reason for upgrading was that iim travelling through Europe and wanted a good camera. (Without buying a DSLR etc)

    I've noticed when taking pictures or filming video at night, there is a random dot reflected into the picture. This is only present when taking pictures that include intense (or the glow from) sources of light.

    Included is a picture / video for reference. I know I'm pointing the lens at a lightbulb but it's intended to exaggerate it for this post.

    Have to say, it's annoying. It's not as bad in photos but the majority of videos I've taken have this problem and you can spot it out a mile away.

    Possible defect? Do others have this?

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  2. beernut macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2016
    did you wipe off the camera to clear out any dust / smudges that would catch the light?
  3. rijc99 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2015
    What kind of case are you using? Try it without the case.
  4. xthine macrumors regular


    Apr 29, 2015
    I noticed this last night with my iPhone 7, was taking pictures at night indoors. My phone is not encased and i made sure to wipe the lens with a microfiber cloth, those reflective dots were still there.
  5. WiiDsmKR69 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jul 8, 2013
    Yep, clean as a whistle
  6. eric3312 macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2012
    Check if there is any dust trapped under the camera lens that you can't wipe away.
  7. mediaones macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2011
    I actually have the same problem with the dot on my 7 Plus. Under the same circumstances as well.
  8. plncrzy macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2010
    The dot is a result of the optics in the camera. The bright light hits the lenses and creates the artifact. It's called a lens flare.
    I wonder if this could be fixed with a variable aperature some day.
  9. beernut macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2016
    that's no lens flare. the lens flare is coming off the lamp itself. the UFO in the OP's pic with the arrow pointing to it is the object in question.
  10. Ta0jin macrumors 6502a


    Nov 9, 2011
    It's not uncommon, it's some sort of artifact created by reflection of some sort. I got the same thing with my camera.

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