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Next level: iPhone 7 Plus camera review

Judging by design, screen size and resolution, the new iPhone 7 Plus is nothing new. While its major specs are nearly identical to the iPhone 6s Plus, it’s in the camera department where a lot of innovation has happened. Next to the standard 28mm equivalent lens there is a second 56mm module to enable optical zooming. Combined with digital zoom, you can drag the zoom slider in the camera app up to a 10x magnification. 

At F1.8 the six-element lens in the wide-angle camera comes with a faster aperture than the 6s Plus and optical image stabilization is on board as well. The 56mm ‘tele’-lens has to make do without stabilization though, and uses a slower F2.8 aperture. A bokeh-simulation mode, similar to what we’ve seen on the HTC One M8 and Huawei P9 before is also made possible by the dual-camera setup. Other new camera features include a quad-LED true-tone flash and flicker-sensor. With iOS 10 and certain third-party camera apps the new iPhone can now finally save Raw files as well.

As you can see, there are a lot of new camera features to explore on the new iPhone 7 Plus and we have done exactly that. Read our full review to see how we got on. 

Key Photographic / Video Specifications

  • Dual 12MP sensors
  • 28/56 mm equivalent focal length
  • F1.8/2.8 aperture
  • On-sensor phase detection
  • Quad-LED flash
  • DNG Raw capture and manual control with 3rd party apps
  • 4K video at 30 fps
  • 720p/240 and 1080p/120fps slow-motion video
  • 7MP front camera with F2.2 aperture and 32mm equivalent focal length

Other Specifications

  • 5.5-inch 1080p IPS screen with taptic feedback
  • Apple A10 Fusion chipset
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32/128/256GB storage
  • 2,900mAh battery
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Stereo speakers

DPReview smartphone reviews are written with the needs of photographers in mind. We focus on camera features, performance, and image quality.


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