The iPhone 7 camera sucks at white balance

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    In Japanese?
     
  3. mildocjr macrumors 65816

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    I don't know it's all Chinese (simplified) to me... Honestly I'd like to see a camera that isn't grainy doing a digital zoom while using a high ISO (for the keyboard picture). Seems as though it was purposely used in bad situations. The building windows looked fine to me (or as what would be expected from a digital zoom).
     
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    I took a look at an iPhone 7 plus today and took some pictures...The white balance was FINE...I'm a photographer and I know what BAD white balance is...this phone is like most other previous models of the iPhone...its constantly getting better and this one is looking to be a great phone. Yes, next years phone will be better and the camera will improve again. This iPhone is FINE (so far).
     
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    Translation here
    https://translate.google.com/transl.../20160916/n468539203.shtml&edit-text=&act=url
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    Have you tried low light? It's the only situation where I am not satisfied with the 6 Plus.
     
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    Maybe it's the pollution in China but the green looks bluish for the iPhone shoot,
     
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    Are we seriously discussing white balance in low light on a PHONE? C'mon folks, it isn't like this thing is supposed to be magic. It is a phone....
     
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    Apple made a big fuss about the new camera especially in low light. For the money I am paying, it better beats competition.
     
  10. the future macrumors 65816

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    iMore had a couple of low light shots the other day. White balance was excellent.
     
  11. mildocjr macrumors 65816

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    Low light is difficult on any device with a standard lens, I would take what you can get in low light with pure bliss, it's way better than it used to be.

    The problem is every one expects low light photos to be of the same quality as the images of the aurora borealis, when in fact you are taking good pictures if less than 25% of the picture isn't artifacts. The big thing about low light photography is about being able to control the aperture and shutterspeeds, since the iPhone (or any camera phone) is limited in aperture, this is going to be extremely difficult without 3rd party hardware.

    Just be happy you can take better night photos than on the previous models.
     
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    Can someone confirm this comment?
    "IPHONE7PLUS photo shoot out in wide color gamut, if you do not color space conversion in the SRGB color gamut is wrong"
     
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    Looks like the six-month old S7 still beats it...

    http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-iphone-7-plus-galaxy-s7-camera-comparison-2016-9

     
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    I have seen you coin the highlighted phrase a few time in the past week, had a hunch and decided to check on it and found this little diddy with the following quote:

    "I dabble in a little photography"

    In 2016...with everyone carrying a camera in their phone, the definition of a "Photographer" is one who makes a living off of it. Everyone else is a photo enthusiast.

    Me, it's been my only career for the past 30 years...
     
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    it most likely will not, but it will be better than your last iphone. Still, it is a phone and will never be a DSLR replacement.
     
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    That is currently being addressed and could easily happen to apple or any other vendor. If you like the Note, then wait and get one.
     
  18. mildocjr macrumors 65816

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    Photographer is assumed someone who makes a living off of it, but that's why Professional is placed in front of the word.

    Lets break these down:
    profess - belief in something /claim allegiance to
    ion - makes this profession: something that is done for a living
    al - someone who

    Photo - light
    Graph - image
    er - someone who

    So a professional is something who does something for a living, or is just really good at it because they like taking photos and do it a lot

    a photographer is someone who takes images based on light (photographs)

    all be darn, a photographer does not have to take photos for a living

    A professional photographer does take photos for a living.

    Etymology ftw

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    Also my dad is a photographer, he made a living off of it for 13 years as a professional photographer, just because it's no longer his source of income means he's not a (professional) photographer.
     
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    But...but, Tim and Eddie said it was the best camera they've made and it's magical...
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    If I had a dime every time someone claimed to be a photographer on MRs, I'd be a rich man.
     
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    A video review between the iPhone 7 and the S7, Interesting. I still see reddish tint in low light on the iPhone 7.
     
  22. swandy macrumors regular

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    Well, I am not a "professional" as I rarely make money on my photography. But I have been taking photos for well over 40 years - so I do consider myself a "photographer". Picked up the iPhone 7 this afternoon and while I have only taken a few pictures so far (still trying to get used to the new home "button"), I just took two in the room in my house that I am sitting in. And the white balance in both seem fine - even when I took the dark end of the bedroom. Certainly not what I could call "sucks" by any stretch of the imagination IMHO.
     

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