First iPhone 7 Plus camera images surface, see how it performs in real life


The new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus come with vastly improved cameras: in fact, Apple has even claimed that the hugely controversial removal of the audio jack on the new phones stemmed from its desire for cramming a larger camera and other components in.

And it has: the iPhone 7 now has optical image stabilization (OIS) that requires extra space, while the iPhone 7 Plus has a brand new dual camera system with a secondary, telephoto lens in addition to the standard wide-angle lens. You can use the latter to zoom in two times in an image, and digital zoom has also been improved and reaches up to 10 times (albeit, with a very noticeable degradation in quality after a certain zoom length).

All of this is the theory, but what's more interesting to the regular user is the answer to the simple question: "How good do real-life pictures look?" And to answer that, Apple has handed out an iPhone 7 Plus to Sports Illustrated photographer David E. Klutho to capture the thrilling moments of the recent Tennessee Titans - Minnesota Vikings game, one of the first games in the new NFL season. Take a look at these first real-world iPhone 7 Plus pictures right below. How do you like them?


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iPhone 7 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2900 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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44 Comments

1. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

I am more interested in low light shots.

26. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yep, and high dynamic range scenes too That's another area where Apple has fallen behind Samsung/Google The iPhone 7's bigger sensor/pixel size and wider aperture should help in both those cases Will be interestin to see iPhone 7 Plus vs Note7 vs Pixel XL

33. Ultimodrew

Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Agreed. These expensive phones don't mean jack if their camera's cant handle low light photos.

2. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Lol, football game, clearly they're still trying to get over the most famous Tim Cook tweet.

3. grbrao

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Those pics look bright and over saturated... Look like i am watching a video game....

4. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Yeah looks like video game

13. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Really? Eh, looks fine to me.

19. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Nah, it looks unnatural. LG's camera doest better than that.

32. dnomadic

Posts: 398; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

And think about this, these are probably the best of a BUNCH of photos. There okay, but nothing we haven't seen from other premium smartphones (Note, S7, HTC 10) and some $399 phones like the Honor 8.

40. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

No joke same here. First initial reaction, first 4 or 5 photos I thought was from Madden 17.

41. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

I think the image processing makes it look computerish. I thought it could be a video game at first to.

42. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Looks like madden. It doesn't look like it will win any comparison test this year. Doesn't even look real. Looks too digital and its hard to make out detail on the players, crowd etc.

5. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

I miss the blurry picture shot by Tim Cook. XD

6. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Image no.9 is the best.

7. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Meh, no bewbs.

23. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Usually I'd agree but this appears to be a pretty fugly bunch of cheerleaders, is the second one from the left a dude? :\

25. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

You are correct. But out of all images , no 9 is the only one I would like to see twice.

8. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

So how come samsung can fit in a larger camera, better screen, MUCH bigger battery, more RAM etc etc WITHOUT having to remove the headphone jack?

9. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

They removed it for greed purposes and to tie more people in with their proprietary cables

10. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

They won't remove the headphone jack, they complaint at the Unpacked 2016 (Note 7).

24. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

I do not if the lack of headphone will be a future trend or not. But the reason given by Apple to remove it is really humiliating.

28. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and S-pen housing on a 5.7" smartphone that more compact than 5.5" iPhone, lol

29. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

it even have self-combustion feature... (had to add it, because some troll will surely write this, lol)

44. grbrao

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

May be you forgot about force touch and taptic engine....

11. gadgeteer

Posts: 45; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

Lol more like Sports Saturated. That purple so bright I feared it would spill over and stain my shirt. Hopefully the end product will be better than this. Has to be.

14. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I imagine he's tweaked the shots, even if it's using the in-app settings. These look more like an S7's pics than an iPhone's - Apple tend to veer towards "natural" colours and sharpening as standard. Sports photographers often turn things up to 11 for impact.

15. SaladMaster

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 17, 2014

If these aren't edited with added saturation etc... then what are people gonna say? Complainers of Samsung being over saturated & this looks significantly more saturated than any phone ever created..I highly doubt these are unedited.. Definitely look great overall,but ya, mostly well lit scenes with the exception of the parachuter..

12. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Looks so good, the colours just pop. The grass looks very natural, unlike the S7's camera, I like it. Still not sure about a smartphone this year though.

43. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

This camera looks worst that last years, you can't even see the cheerleaders faces really with all the pixelation, and it looks videogameish. It's looks like ultra aggressive image processing that's not even done good. Compared to android flagships from 2 years ago its bad, I think the 6s is better

16. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Also, the shutter speed. WOW. Look! He's floating!

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