“With the launch of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple has further improved the already excellent cameras from its previous generation, and added a variety of new features it hopes will continue to make the iPhone the world’s most popular camera,” DxOMark writes. “While some of the new features are reserved for the 7 Plus, the iPhone 7 has received plenty of upgrades as well – including a brighter lens, improved image processing, four-element flash, and optical image stabilization. Both phones also use a new, wider color gamut, DCI-P3, making for richer colors when used with Apple or other high-end displays that support the DCI-P3 standard. Apple is also proud of its new algorithms running on a beefy new image processor, that melds together several images to create the best possible result… The new features and technologies in the iPhone 7 Plus require additional time for testing, so its review will follow this one, and be published shortly.”
“The iPhone 7 camera represents a very solid evolution over the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in both features and image quality,” DxOMark writes. “The iPhone 7 achieves an overall DxOMark Mobile Score of 86. That’s better than Apple’s previous best score of 84 for the iPhone 6s Plus and 82 for the iPhone 6s. Its improved Texture performance is likely related to the new lens design, while its lower noise score shows the effect of its faster lens and improved image processing chip (ISP). Artifacts are also greatly reduced, thanks no doubt to the upgraded ISP.”
“With very few weaknesses, the iPhone 7 secures a podium position with one of the top three scores among all the mobile phone cameras we have tested. Delivering superb photos and videos in a variety of shooting conditions, the iPhone 7 offers a visible improvement in image quality over the iPhone 6s Plus,” DxOMark writes. “If you’re looking for a good all-round multimedia smartphone, the iPhone 7 is an excellent choice, with top-quality video recording that rivals its still photography performance”
Tons more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: iPhone 7 offers an excellent smartphone camera. We’re interested to see what DxOMark Mobile Score Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus earns.