Apple shows off low light photography with the iPhone 7 in beautiful photos

Apple shows off low light photography with the iPhone 7 in beautiful photos
Apple is promoting the iPhone 7's low light photography capabilities with a series of rather exciting pictures taken by a group of photographers around the world. The photos, which originate from Indonesia, Antarctica, Iceland, South Africa, and Shanghai will be shown in 25 countries.

According to Apple, more photos are taken on an iPhone than any other camera in the world each day and night. Low light photography is notably helped by optical image stabilization, an f/1.8 aperture and a six-element lens on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

The larger f/1.8 aperture allows up to 50% more light onto the camera sensor than the iPhone 6s and optical image stabilization reduces blur from involuntary motion and handshakes. It also allows for exposure times that are up to three times longer compared to the previous generation iPhone.

You can see three of the photos in the gallery below. The rest are available on Apple's page – link.


source: Apple



1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

what a great camera... no wonder it can beat all flagships out there... /s

2. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Depends who took it. I'm sure this not Timmy.

3. XperiaG

Posts: 178; Member since: Jun 06, 2016


16. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

19. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Love all the butthurt comments on one single Apple article. LOL. Did you gals already put in your order for some?

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Isn't it crazy, and as usual ibend leads the charge.

39. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, yeah, he's persistent that's for sure. Regardless if it's the best or not, those are some really nice quality photos. I think the Pixel may be better under certain environmental conditions, but it's hardly something even worth fighting over and future phones are only going to get better.

4. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Advertising of a advertising.

5. batmite

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

The best camera on a smartphone ever.

15. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

17. peace247 unregistered

Just calm your a*s man. We all know pixel is better.

18. batmite

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

I don't care about Dxomark. They are a "participation awards" site. I prefer reviews from youtubers and hands on reports which are much more credible imo. Now fill out the butthurt report form please.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO! Good one, with the butt hurt report form.

23. TerryTerius unregistered

Thing is, reviews are inherently subjective with a slant towards a reviewer's personal bias. That is the whole point. I'm not saying you're wrong for having a preference, but at the end of the day they're opinion pieces. DXO is objectively measuring performance of one camera versus another. I suppose it's up to you, what you put more stock in.

38. nexus2077

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

i can take better photo than iphone7 even on old android phones.. give me an android with full controls on camera. let's see if iphone can beat it.. haha... don't tell me to use auto. "photography" is not limited to auto..

40. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I couldn't care less about promotional photo samples released by a phone manufacturer, The iPhone 6S had amazing camera samples, but real world usage was in stark contrast to what you actually got, prime example, Tim Cook's Superbowl tweet from last year.

41. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Well read the review on AnandTech then. Apple is falling a bit behind but still is ahead in recording video with less artifacting.

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Compile these pictures and portraits from around the world into a magazine, name it iMag and sell it for $500. Wait...i need to patent this iDea.

8. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

lol, apple book 2 confirmed.

7. fancollo

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 30, 2015

this is fake news, the iphone does not exist and the exif data is missing...

9. Unordinary unregistered


12. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

The majority of the users in this website are s-sheep so no surprise.

24. TerryTerius unregistered

I honestly think some people only come here to complain about other users. And that has little to nothing to do with whatever platform you prefer. Tribes like war.

10. ebilcake

Posts: 1229; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

The Apple propaganda machine at work again.

25. TerryTerius unregistered

Since when is advertising the same as propaganda? That doesn't even make sense, do you expect them to show off the work of their competitors in their own advertisements?

29. ebilcake

Posts: 1229; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

You can call it whatever you want Terry, I couldn't give a s**t.

36. TerryTerius unregistered

Aww, good for you! That's great to know. Are you going to answer my question now that you got that out of your system? What do you see as being the difference between advertising and propaganda?

11. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Yes, it must be better than the galaxy s7 that has a wider aperture and bigger sensor.....Oh, wait a minute

13. Joms_US

Posts: 200; Member since: Oct 02, 2016

What a bunch of retarded iTards. They should have captured these with Pixel or Galaxy S7 or at least show a comparison in billboard size. Any $50 camera or phone camera will be able capture images like these.

26. TerryTerius unregistered

Why exactly would Apple ( or any other company) have an incentive to do that?

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