Apple iPhone 7 camera gallery: pics and video from this year's upgraded camera
Apple's giving iPhone fans lots of reasons this year to upgrade to the new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus: an incredibly fast new processor, water-resistant construction, extra-bright display, stereo speakers … we could (and probably will) go on. One of the most prominent changes hitting this year's crop of iPhones concerns upgrades to the phones' camera hardware – and that's especially true with the iPhone 7 Plus picking up an all-new dual-camera arrangement. While we can't wait to check out what that system can do, even the smaller iPhone 7 is enjoying a fancy new camera of its own, and we're wasting no time in bringing you some camera samples.
The iPhone line has long been known for having some very versatile cameras, making it easy to both snap some attractive still pictures and shoot sharp, clean high-def video. With the iPhone 7 and its upgraded 12MP shooter, that doesn't appear to be changing one iota.
The new camera keeps the same 12MP resolution as last year's iPhone 6s, while delivering improvements like a larger f/1.8 aperture for bringing in lots of extra light – a camera's best friend. We also see optical stabilization come to Apple's more petite handset, after being a 6s Plus exclusive.
We've got a new six-element lens to check out, as well as a more powerful LED flash to lend its assistance when lighting conditions demand it.
All these upgrades deserve a nice, long look – and that's just what we'll be doing as we begin putting together our full iPhone 7 review. Look for that in the coming days, but first we'll whet your appetite a little with an early preview of just what the iPhone 7's new camera can do.