Samsung s7 beats iPhone 7 camera

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  1. shanson27 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple said it was the best camera in a smartphone, was this a lie ?


     
  2. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816

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    I've seen pictures from the S7 and 7/7+ and i prefer the 7/7+, Yes i love Apple products but id be the first to admit if i thought something on another device was better kind of like i prefer samsung screens more.

    the 7/7+ just had a better tone to me without over killing with colors, if i want a super colorful photo i can adjust that later and most of the time i tweak photos anyways.
     
  3. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    I haven't really used the S7 at all, but Samsung has been rocking it when it comes to cameras since the S6.
     
  4. cynics macrumors G3

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    They probably say "we think this is the best camera in a smartphone". Comparing the best camera is like comparing the best color, it subjective. Things that reviewer didn't like I preferred like the narrower angle of the selfie camera....neither of us are wrong or lying...
     
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    If you're going by just those two pictures...then easily I would pick the iPhone's pictures. The saturation, the wide color gamut and the overall contrast and tone looks MARKEDLY better than the washed out image of the Samsung camera. It also doesn't help when the images are of varying sizes and the Samsung image is either closer up or cropped...regardless, the images, when evaluating should be shot under the SAME circumstances AND at the same focal length. My pick is the one on the left!!
     
  6. Sajal macrumors regular

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    Apple said : "We're saying this is the best camera we've ever built in any iPhone."
     
  7. iosuser, Sep 17, 2016
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    I just finished uploading these in another thread. Yes Galaxy S7 is faster and has better quality. Look for yourselves. I took these shots against my 6s and an SE. Yes, 7 is better than 6s and SE, but still way behind the GS7. The GS7 is lightning fast in focusing and shutter lag is non-existent. iPhone 7 still hunts when focusing.

    GS7.JPG 7.JPG
    Edit: here are 100% crops. Note that the GS7 chose ISO800 vs iPhone 7 at ISO200.

    GS7-100.JPG iP7-100.JPG
     
  8. areyes163 macrumors 6502

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    Actually Apple said its the best camera "they" have ever put in a smartphone. By the way nice fish tank. My daughter would love that.
     
  9. lavrishevo macrumors 68000

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    Kid of hard to tell as those pictures suck...
     
  10. shanson27 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Let's see if Samsung wins the battery test ;)
     
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  13. Sajal macrumors regular

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    Phil Schiller : "So this is the best camera we’ve ever made on any iPhone."
    Check out the exact time in the keynote :
    At Time: 1:06:53

    I may have missed some other place where Apple says about it being the best camera in all smartphones. Pardon me if I missed it.
     
  14. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816

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    It's not really winning honestly, it's all about preference and people have ALL kinds of preferences when it comes to a camera and photos.
     
  15. Gooberton macrumors 65816

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    You dummy, ISO800 is worse, that means the s7 is not letting enough light in
     
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    The iPhone Looks better by a lot. Look at the picture of the apple on the table. And the iPhone video BLOWS away the Galaxy
     
  18. ToddH macrumors 6502a

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    When taking a photo, you don't just point and click. You have to adjust the exposure, ISO, and compose. If you just point and click, the camera is going to choose all of those options for you. Photography is about making a photo not just simply snapping the shutter.

    That is why I don't like these comparison shots because they usually aren't done by photographers but by the general public who have no experience in photography. Granted some do, but most don't.

    I guess if you're going to compare cameras from different phones straight out of the box without adjusting anything, then that is just a simple test. It doesn't really show what the actual camera is completely capable of on either phone. But hey, I guess that's what most people do anyway right? They just open the camera app and touch the button and hope for the best. Most people don't know about the exposure compensation or HDR, or ISO adjustments etc. I can make great photos with my iPhone. (Just tried to upload a file, but it didn't work) and it was only 3.9mb.

    I think the Samsung cameras are also great! I almost bought a galaxy note 7 just for its camera, but couldn't cope with the android software. I also think the samsung cameras use a larger sensor than apple does. Maybe next year, the iPhone camera will be much improved. However I still like my iPhone 7 camera
     
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    Pictures are one thing, but no other company's software is even close to Apple's for video stabilization. Look at any video comparison (including the one posted by the op) and you'll see an iPhone looks smooth and the competition shakes like a belly dancer.
     
  20. ToddH macrumors 6502a

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    I totally will be using third party apps to take advantage of the RAW files that can be taken by the iPhone camera. Images look so much better and without the heavy noise reduction seen in some images. Pro camera 8 is one of those apps, now Snapseed processes raw. Nice!!!
     
  21. Channan macrumors 68030

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    What does that have to do with the camera?

    There is no clear winner in terms of camera quality, especially when it comes to the 7 Plus. It all depends on what kind of pictures you take, but it is nice to see the Galaxy S7's camera from earlier this year is still as good or better than the brand new iPhone's camera.
     
  22. wickedlotus macrumors member

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    Trying to pick out which camera is better between iPhone 7 & Galaxy S7 is kinda like choosing between Nikon & Canon DSLRs. It boils down to preference. In my opinion, iPhone is more true to color & their flash system is better than anything else I've seen.
     
  23. iosuser macrumors 6502a

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    That was my point. The iPhone always chooses a lower ISO value with a corresponding low shutter speed, at 1/4s. Plus the GS7 looks cleaner and sharper and more saturated at ISO800 vs iPhone 7 at ISO200.

    I know how to work cameras. I used to be a complete camera nut, having owned full frame Nikons and all. Still currently have a Sony A6300 and a Panasonic ZS100 (1" sensor).

    I tell it like it is, and as it is the GS7 still has the best camera on any phones which is a big disappointment to me.
     
  24. shanson27 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Here's another comparison, Apple what a shame ! :(

     
  25. noobinator macrumors 601

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    You can't win something that is subjective.
     

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