New Year's Eve celebrations through the lens of an iPhone 7

Ah, New Year... nothing can quite compare with that special time of the year. Despite different cultures and calendars, chances are that you've seen the night sky illuminated as the clock showed 00:00 on January the 1st 2017. Such beautiful sights inspire a lot of people to pull out their camera, smartphone or tablet in an attempt to capture and immortalize the moment.

New Year festivities have always attracted a lot of attention and it is hardly surprising that Apple's marketing department has decided to capitalize on the occasion. The company teamed up with 15 photographers, which all used iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets to take pictures from various different locations from around the globe.

The photo collection starts with marvellous shots from Australia and Japan, and continues westwards through Asia, Europe and North America. While this approach isn't anything too new or groundbreaking, it does a pretty good job at showcasing the iPhone 7's impressive camera capabilities.



1. Tizo101

Posts: 541; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

why through an iPhone 7 lens, couldn't we just use the best lens for once?

25. Unordinary unregistered

Photo 4 was a great shot. Quit complaining. This was a repost from another website.

34. sissy246

Posts: 7112; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

To me it's not very good. I like #11the best I think.

2. strikerchooooo unregistered

One of the best smartphone cameras. Impressive!

4. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

There's no best smartphone camera.

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The Galaxy S6/S7 and Note 5/7 all take way better and they are the best for there year release based on facts from DXOmark and side by side camera comparisons. Maybe the phone you own is not the best, but their is a "best" or at least, quite a few phones that take better pictures than this garbage.

20. AlikMalix unregistered

Go back to your shrine.

38. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

You don't need to defend Apple so much.

39. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

No, he needs to, as he's a diehard iFan.

26. Unordinary unregistered

When Dxo was ranking previous iPhones highest there were hordes of you clowns disagreeing and crying lol. Never ceases to humor me haha

28. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

He's just salty and butthurt as always.

37. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

You don't need to defend Samsung so much..

36. drunkenjay

Posts: 1671; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

Yes there is.

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You must be high! Here I went to a TSO concert and I took vids and photos in complete darkness, with the only light being on stage. My pictures came out way better with similar lighting basically.. The iPhoen still to this day has terrible dynamic range. It's as if it was design to only take things up close, because only the things up close are bright an clear. You must either have bad eyes, or they are use to looking at crappy hazy and fuzzie photos. The iPhone literally according to DXO, hasn't had the best camera since the Galaxy S5. In fact the best rated cameras since the Galaxy S5, was the S6/Note 5, S7/Note 7, and the Google Pixel. Compare those to my shots: Check out a few of my TSO photos/vids -

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Taken with Note 7

12. mikehunta727 unregistered

Iphone 7 under DxOmark pros section for photos lists this: "Very good overall target exposure and wide dynamic range." Iphones have actually had relatively good dynamic range for a few years vs competitors, at least according to DxOmark To be bluntly honest your photos don't look any better then the photos here on this article, I know the Note 7 does have a killer camera(S7 camera) so I'm going to blame your user error/inexperience with the camera and not the camera itself

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013 I would say you're wrong. As far as my photo. All taken in zero lighting other than the statge. I didnt make any adjustments. I also don't knwo if Flickr lowers the reoslution on uploads liek Facebook does. On my my 4K display, they are as clear as I expect for dark. Look at my color respresnetation for similar effects. Look at the firtworks in my video from indoors vs them in the iPhoen photo. In my video, you can actually see alll the aprakles individually and they are clear. In the iPhoen photos, all the sparkles are blurry. Also since the Note and S7 have the same camera, look at this video. Look at the guy in the car. Both phones can see out the back window, yet because of the poor dynamic range of the iPhone 7, it is totally whited out. Also in his photos, you can see, the background of iPhone photos are always blurry. As far as yoru claim my photos aren't that much better? I'm not a pro or claimed to be. would help it I stay more still. hard to do when people are bumping you. However, they are way better. I'm looking at color reproduction, details, sharpness and clarity. All my pictures are way more clear for objects that were much farther away from me vs those in their photos. You might also want to check your monitor too. On my desk I am using a cheap ViewSonicwhich is at 1920x10 and my laptop display which is 4K, so I see my photos and videos in native quality. I can tell they look far better on my laptop vs the terrible color on my ViewSonic

21. mikehunta727 unregistered

All you literally did was handpick scenarios where the iPhone had failed and vice versa. Nothing else, the same can be said for the otherway around and can be done other way too(handpicking other devices where they perform worse in "x" scenario so..) I was just merely citing DxOmark which you actually brought up originally. They have competitive dynamic range according to DxOmark And I have a LG27UD68, 4K 10-bit color reproduction IPS panel factory calibrated from LG so yeah I am viewing these photos from it.. And background "blur" you mean bokeh? And how when focusing on something close, the background gets blurred more depending on aperature too? You don't have a point. What is your point?

27. Unordinary unregistered

Ahhhh. A Flickr album by a man who previously said something along the lines of "who uses Flickr anymore?"

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Not really impressed with those shots from the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus... as the Galaxy S6 has done same or ever better than that. The S7 just obliterates it, and it's not even funny.

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The iPhone camera is a joke. The only reason why earlier iPhone's seem to have taken better picture is because phone back then had cheap 1MP or less cameras in them. The HTC Droid Incredible was the first Android I ever owned that i thought took the best pictures ever. Even in pitch black, the dual LED flash was the brightest and made the room appear filled with light. After that the only phone I though that took reasonably good photos was starting with the S5 and Note 3 and every Note and S afterwards. The iPhone supersaturated over-saturated white balance is way unnatural, though you all claim the iPhone takes a more natural looking shot or vids. To be most of them are washed out and look fuzzy/hazy at best. The Galaxy has better dynamic range, so even details in the background are sharp. On the iPhone the background is either washed out or so fuzzie you can barely make out what its suppose to be. In photo #5, please tell me what is being scrolled on that LED sign in the bottom left corner? See you can't even make out any letter. I thought the blue was a Chase logo at first. If that was taken with a Galaxy, you would have been able to read the LED letters with no issue. Picture #9 was taken at close range, or they used the telephoto lens. Whichever, why is the guy in the photo so fuzzy? In fact just about all of them are fuzzie or hazy and it isn't because of the smoke. Assuming you guys left them at their original resolutions. It's like you are posting a picture of your brand new car, but it has dirt all over it and 4 flat tires. Are we supposed to be impressed by such garbage? And for the poster who said these photos are impressive? I hope to God you were talking about what is in the photo, and not the quality of them. if you are talkign quality, you better get glass, contacts or Lasik. Because you are as "bland as a bat" - Says the Riddler!

24. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The iPhone camera is not a joke. It's not the best on a smartphone, but its still very good.

33. sissy246

Posts: 7112; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Agree, it's not a joke and day time outside photos are pretty nice. They do tend to have a yellow tent to them, to me anyway and a few others have mentioned it to. For phones the cameras have come a long ways, but I still say if you want great photos get a good camera.

9. sissy246

Posts: 7112; Member since: Mar 04, 2015


13. maherk

Posts: 6878; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Everyone needs to chill, he said ONE of the best, he didn't say it IS the best. If you have a problem with him saying it's one of the best, then sorry guys, you are nothing but delusional fanboys, because everyone one know the iPhone 7's camera is a top 3 camera alongside the S7 and Pixel.

14. mikehunta727 unregistered

Exactly, and these photos shown here have heavy compression too so.. Personally they look pretty good, nothing crazy but yeah. The iPhone 7 camera is not the best for sure but can defitnetly contend. Sad to see some of these fanboyish comments on here

19. sissy246

Posts: 7112; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

They are ok, but no they are not amazing. If you want amazing photos use a good camera.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said, it's got a great camera.

30. Tizo101

Posts: 541; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

I didn't realise I was starting flame wars with my first comment hahaha.

32. maherk

Posts: 6878; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It's not your fault, fanboys will always find a way to start a fight

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