iPhone 7 Plus camera blur

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  1. WRXiceman macrumors 6502

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    Hi all,

    During the reveal of iPhone 7 Plus, I remember seeing some promotional photos that they took with the camera.

    One photo I remember was of the man mid air, and it looked perfect. No blur what so ever.

    Now, when I take a photo of anything that isn't static, it turns out blurry and really disappointing.

    Anyone else?
    Have I missed a setting or something?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    Make sure your lens cover is clean and free of streaking. I was taking pictures at The National Air and Space Museum a few months ago and couldn't figure out why my photos were coming out with streaky light sources. I wiped off the lens cover and all was well again. Just a thought.
     
  3. macfacts macrumors 68030

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    You are talking about shutter speed or exposure time. The iphone7 has a longer shutter speed that helps with low light pictures but will make action scenes seem blurry and bright scenes seem white.

    See the big white background?

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  4. WRXiceman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That doesn't make sense to me as the promo picture shows a man jumping and mid air the image looks sharp with no blur.


    I had that issue last week and wiped it clean which removed the streak, but didn't solve the blur of shooting something that is moving.
     
  5. Bigads macrumors regular

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    Just a thought, but maybe they took a 'burst' of pictures and picked the best one.
    That's how I manage to get decent pics of moving objects.
     
  6. WRXiceman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmm... very possible I suppose.
    I just assumed that is dealt with motion like that extremely well and thought I may have had a dodgy lens.
     
  7. geoff5093 macrumors 68020

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    That photo was outdoors on a sunny day, so you get to have a really fast shutter speed that freezes action. If it's overcast or indoors, it's going to be blurry. Also, if you have HDR mode on it's also going to be blurry.
     
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  9. WRXiceman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ahhh, ok.

    I will try some test shots outdoors then and see what happens.

    Thanks
     
  10. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    I've always called those apple commercial images a gimmick IMHO.
     
  11. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Those super sharp images were taken in excellent lighting which resulted in high shutter speeds. Low light make for slow shutter speeds and moving object can be blurred due to motion or even camera movement.

    Can you post some examples?
     
  12. WRXiceman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It must be due to poor lighting then.
    To be honest, I've only tried it indoors, so will test tomorrow.
     
  13. dsjr2006 macrumors regular

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    As with any other camera, the advertisement doesn't mean that you have the eye or talent to reproduce anything remotely similar, but it is easier with iPhone than many other.
     
  14. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Let us know how you make out.

    Remember that the most important part of photography is you. After you get the basics down you can work on adjusting exposure and composition. The 7 is a great tool.

    Enjoy!
     
  15. WRXiceman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for all the responses.

    Will try again after work and see what happens.
     

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