iPhone 7 plus: is my camera defective?!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by danielleerena, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. danielleerena macrumors newbie


    Sep 24, 2016
    So the first photo is from my iPhone 6, the second is from my 7 plus. Look at the loss of detail on the shirt and the hair! I've tried seeing if anyone else has this problem and I can't find anything. It also obviously has a yellowish color as well, which is also a defect in the auto white balance too. Am I the only one with a defective camera, or is this how it's actually supposed to take photos?

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  2. CaleM3 macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2011
    The focus is on different areas. You focused on the hand in the 7 picture. Try to place focus on the same area.
  3. danielleerena thread starter macrumors newbie


    Sep 24, 2016
    No, that's not it. Here's another comparison. iPhone 6 first, iPhone 7 second. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. CaleM3 macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2011
    You might be right, the 7 picture looks slightly more "grainy". I'd try to look at multiple pictures in different lighting. If it is a concern, I'd return it as you have 14 days to return I believe.
  5. Stereo macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2011
    The 7 does have a 1.8f aperture lens, which is better in low light but can narrow down the focus point.
  6. CaleM3 macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2011
    This makes sense. The more that I look at the second comparison, I'm thinking the focal point is different again. If you look at the ear on both pictures, it's clearer on the 7. However if you look more towards the head/hair, it's clearer on the 6. I'd say take some pictures from further away instead of macro shots and you might find a different outcome.
  7. Shanghaichica macrumors G4


    Apr 8, 2013
    How long have you had the phone for?

    The first two days I was taking pictures of my son indoors and they were really grainy. Since the third day I've been getting great pics on my 7 plus. I don't know if the camera takes time to settle but my pictures dramatically improved.
  8. MathersMahmood macrumors 6502a


    Sep 5, 2016
    Take your phone back and replace it. If you're focussing on the same parts and that's still happening on your 7 take it back. My plus camera is perfect minus the stupid buzzing noise in the video recording
  9. HelloMikee macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2009
    San Diego
    Are you using the default camera app? It looks like in the 7 images, a lot of NR (noise reduction) is being applied which smoothes out the photo but can result in a less sharp image. I prefer the 6 look with sharper details and more noise.
  10. mspman macrumors regular


    Jun 7, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    Danielle I had the same issue. My 7+ photos were grainy and not sharp compared to my 6+. I wound up returning my phone altogether, but Apple did offer to replace it for me. I just didn't want to get caught in the loop.
  11. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Before you return take an image with a subject with more light.

    Do not think anything is wrong.
  12. ventmore macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2008
    Is it worth trying a raw shot to see if it's just overly aggressive noise reduction?
  13. Applenoob34 macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2014
    Focus points are definitely different. Like others stated. The first shot the 7 is focusing on the hand. The second shot the focus is on the ear on the 7. If you were manually trying to focus on the same spot then one of them isn't working right

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