Just How Good Is the iPhone 7’s Camera in Low Light? We Put It to the Test
There’s a lot of cool new stuff packed into the Apple iPhone 7. It can handle a dip in the pool. It has a big crush on wireless headphones. And damn but those two shades of black are gorgeous. But the camera is by far the most important feature. Apple‘s pretty sure it has built the ultimate Instagram and Snapchat machine, and even has its sights on pro shooters.
The iPhone 7 and its bigger sibling the iPhone 7 Plus feature some big camera upgrades, but the 7 Plus is particularly remarkable. Apple touts it as the one to use for low-light photography, and even made an ad, called “Midnight,” about a kid’s all-night photoshoot of amazing scenes. The specs are top-notch: dual lenses with 28 and 56mm focal lengths, an f/1.8 aperture, optical image stabilization, and an even brighter flash. Everything comes together to make better shots in under all conditions, some of which would make the iPhone 6 melt down.
How much better is it? We did a little late-night street photography in San Francisco with an iPhone 7 Plus to find out.