Why is the iPhone 7 camera so overexposed?

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  1. lancastor macrumors 6502a

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    I have canceled my iPhone 7 Plus order cause of the awful camera image quality.

    Why are the pictures of the iPhone 7 so vibrant and over exosered? The colors of the previous iPhone 6 and 6S are looking so much better.

    Is this a software issue of iOS and the ISP?
     
  2. x34 macrumors 6502

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    what are you talking about? please specify!
     
  3. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Because people complained that the galaxy phones take better pictures.
     
  4. geoff5093 macrumors 68000

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    Well to be fair, the Galaxy S7 did have a superior camera to the 6S.

    OP, not sure what you're talking about. All the photos I saw looked better on the 7 than the 6S.
     
  5. lancastor, Sep 13, 2016
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    Today some review videos from the iPhone 7 are released on YouTube.

    In comparison the images of the iPhone 6S are much better than the iPhone 7 images.

    Comparison starting at 6:00min



    So my question was: Why are the colors of the newer generation camera of iPhone 7 and 7S so vibrant and colorless.

    It seems that image processing of the new ISP is destroying the pictures of caused by misscinfiguration.

    There is a chance that an iOS update does an better exposure control. But currently the color of the iPhone 7 photos are really awful. :(
     
  6. noobinator macrumors 601

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    The real question for me is, is the post processing algorithm different from the 6/6s where they made everything look a bit smudgy?
     
  7. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    That literally makes no sense.

    Photos that have been shown from the cameras on the 7 and 7 Plus have been stunning, not sure what you've been looking at.
     
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    whatever JPG algorithm they'll use this time, at least there's a RAW option now.
     
  10. ARizz44 macrumors 6502

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    I have watched many videos and articles showcasing the new photos and would have to say that your opinions, as well as mine, are subjective at best. I was thoroughly impressed.
     
  11. lancastor thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes I think the algorithm (seemless and not configurable by the user) is the root cause.
     
  12. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    So people complained that iPhone 6 and 6+ took worse photos than iPhone 5s, and now the iPhone 7 is supposedly taking worse pics than the 6/6+. A few more generations and we'll be back to original iPhone photo quality :rolleyes:
     
  13. lancastor thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Look at the Note 7 pictures. Gorgeous beatiful green gras. It seems iPhone 7 cannot produce green color.

    There must be an explanation why the colors in the iPhone 7 are so bad.
     
  14. camhabib macrumors regular

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    Serious question: has logic always been something so difficult for you to grasp or it's just been a problem as of late?
     
  15. x34 macrumors 6502

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    horrible review and useless thread.
     
  16. Snot Rox macrumors 6502

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    Samsung has been known to oversatuate their photos. Perhaps that's what you prefer?
     
  17. Gmcube macrumors regular

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    With the addition of camera raw none of this should matter anyway. In theory.

    The default look is just a preset that can easily be changed to what you feel it shows have looked like in the first place.
     
  18. Maltoo2 macrumors member

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    I have to agree with the majority here, I think the new photos are stunning
     
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    I doubt there's a problem but if there is the very last thing I would want to do would be to edit all my photos in raw. *shudder*
     
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    Gmcube macrumors regular

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    As long as we can do it on the phone itself, why on earth not? And if we're lucky maybe they'll let us set our own profile/preset, basically if you prefer more natural colors (but less vibrancy) just use that as your default.

    Edit: Maybe I'm biased though, coming from a DSLR I pretty much shoot/edit all photos in raw. I get that you wouldn't to edit all photos, but think of it this way, if you're not willing to take a few seconds to edit it a bit you must not care about getting the most out of that shot, right? You just want it quick and to the point. Whatever image the camera spits out to do that job just fine.
     
  23. RobtheJedii macrumors regular

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    Agreed. I am really looking forward to the RAW option.
     
  24. theoryzero macrumors newbie

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    Too much yellow in the iPhone 7 image? Or is the guy too red in the Samsung picture? Hmm :)

    All of the images are going to be processed differently, different engines. Also, I wonder if Apple is opening a can of worms by opening up the color depth with the iPhone 7. Color management is something that digital photographers have had to deal with for years, but the casual user does everything in sRGB. When you start dealing with bigger color spaces and different color profiles, "problems" can occur when you are viewing those images on unmanaged devices or browsers. If you are a Windows 7/8/10 user, I can guarantee any iPhone 7 image you look at using the default image viewer will look like over-saturated crap because the image viewer is not color managed.
     
  25. Oridus macrumors 6502a

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    I came into this thread looking to add to the conversation... then I read the OP's title, and then his complaints, and my head exploded. Vibrant and colorless... kind of like when food is bursting with flavor, and bland. o_O
     

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