Meet the iPhone 7 camera(s)
The cameras on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus get optical image stabilization. The regular model gets an f/1.8 aperture on a six-element lens. The Plus model has a 28mm lens on one camera and another camera with a 56mm lens for an effective 2x optical zoom product. Both sensors fire up every time the shutter button is pressed for a software-enabled “zoomed” view when looking at images in the gallery, with a maximum digital “zoom” crop of 10x.
A more sensitive, power-efficient 12-megapixel camera comes behind the six-element glass and it is aided with a quad-LED flash. Apple’s new Image Sensor Processor allows the iPhone to grab wide color gamut (a first) and take multiple images to fuse into a better hybrid product. The iPhone 7 can output RAW. The Live Photos software feature gets editing and stabilization capabilities as well as other developer APIs. The 7-megapixel iSight camera is also brighter and more versatile than before.
Developers at Apple have been working on a feature called “Portrait,” which takes data from both sensors of the iPhone 7 Plus and determines with color and brightness where an enhanced Bokeh or background blur can be worked in.
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