This afternoon, Apple announced the next generation iPhone’s – the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. They come equipped with many new features. They are water resistant, have stereo speakers, come in a new “Piano Black” color, have improved performance, and a lot more. But for the purpose of this article, we want to talk about the improved camera on the iPhone 7 Plus – because it is an absolute game changer.
The new iPhones have optical image stabilization, allowing for a 3x longer exposure. The iPhone 7 camera has a six-element, 1.8 aperture lens, a 12 megapixel sensor that is 60% faster, with a quad-LED flash with 50 percent light output. Worth noting, the iPhone 7 will also have a 7-megapixel front camera, an improvement fro the 5-megapixel front camera on the iPhone 6s. However, the iPhone 7 does not have the dual lens system that has been rumored all summer.
Enter the iPhone 7 Plus, which comes equipped with two 12-megapixel cameras on the back. This dual-lens setup allows for both wide angle and telephoto. One lens handles 1x zoom, while the other handles 2x.
The dual-lens setup is a true game changer because it allows for shallow depth of field ability through something Apple is calling the “portrait” feature. The images above, provided by Apple, were taken with the iPhone 7 plus camera. The iPhone camera is slowly creeping up towards DSLR-quality, and this innovation is the biggest step Apple has yet taken towards achieving the quality of entry-level DSLR’s.
We can’t wait to take advantage of the new camera in MuseCam. We will also be using Apple’s new RAW API, offering photographers to import their RAW files directly into MuseCam for editing.