Voting for this blind camera comparison has ended.
What is it that makes a great camera truly great? Is it the number of megapixels? Or maybe the size of its sensor, the quality of the optics, or the width of the aperture? Or perhaps the capabilities of the camera software are of greater importance? Without a doubt, all of these factors play their role, but at the end of the day, the best camera is the one that people favor the most – the one taking the most likeable photos.
iPhone 7. Apple treated its camera to quite a few refinements, including an upgraded image processor and the addition of optical stabilization. As a result, the latest iPhone performs better than ever. But is it good enough to win more votes than its rivals? We'll see about that!This brings us to today's blind camera comparison. It is going to be a spicy one indeed, as the star of the show is the brand new
In this blind camera race, the iPhone 7 is running against the Galaxy S7 and the LG G5, both of which can take excellent photos. We've also thrown in the iPhone 6s to see if the public likes the newer iPhone's camera better. The six scenes below contain images taken with all four phones under a variety of conditions, and all we ask from you is to pick a favorite in each scene. That said, let us walk you through the six sets of photo samples we've prepared. Note that the galleries below contain high-resolution samples that might take a while to load!
It was a lovely afternoon when we took this shot at the city park. The sun's rays were making their way through the clouds and tree branches to illuminate the pond where dragonflies entertained us with their aerial acrobatics. As for the images, it is clear that some phones "saw" this scene differently compared to others. Which one is your favorite?
Walks in the park are a tough job, you know. We had to stop for a snack and to replenish our strength before heading back to the office. A prosciutto pizza made the perfect snack! Again, there are visible differences setting the four images apart. Let us know which one you like best.
For 70 years, the opera house has provided entertainment for the city's residents. It makes a pretty subject for test photos as well, with its detailed, intricate facade. At the same time, the sun peeking from behind adds contrast to the scene, allowing the cameras to show off their dynamics range capabilities.
Later that day, the setting sun painted the sky with its rich palette of warm colors – colors that we had to attempt to capture. The results are mostly pleasing, we have to say. Again, vote for the image you like best!
Another day, another set of photo samples! Luckily, the sun was on our side and provided us with plenty of light as we were taking our shots. As a result, our images turned out bright, colorful, and detailed. But identical they aren't. Some cameras clearly went for a warmer look, while others captured the scene in a more neutral manner. Which one is your favorite?
This comparison would feel incomplete without a night shot, so here's a set of samples for you to vote on. In case you're wondering, that's a naval museum, and the large red object on display is a beacon, not a bomb or anything.