Monday, 19 December 2016

iPhone 7 Plus Rose Gold | Camera Review

Love, Catherine | iPhone 7 Plus Rose Gold Camera Review

Love, Catherine | iPhone 7 Plus Rose Gold Camera Review

Love, Catherine | iPhone 7 Plus Rose Gold Camera Review

Love, Catherine | iPhone 7 Plus Rose Gold Camera Review

I get quite a few comments and messages from people asking what I use to take my photos with and I've actually always just used my phone! So when Apple announced that their new iPhone 7 Plus was to come equipped with an amazing dual camera, which is said to mimic the result of a DSLR camera, I couldn't resist but to upgrade!
I'm no technical specialist here, so don't go expecting any intellectual details about the camera aspects, but I wanted to make this post as I've received lots of questions about it and I know a lot of people are deliberating on upgrading to the Plus because of the camera! 



Normal Camera Mode

Love, Catherine | iPhone 7 Plus Rose Gold Camera Review

The camera itself gives clean, crisp photos, which produces amazingly in focus shots, that you wouldn't believe were taken with a phone. When focusing, it gives a slight, soft blur to the background, even without the Portrait Mode, which you can see a little bit in the above picture. The lens has a wider aperture than previous models, which means it lets in a lot more light. I can definitely tell it's much brighter than my old 6S was, especially at times when the daylight is fading, which is perfect for those that like bright, airy photos like me! You can tap on the screen to select a focus place and then slide up and down to adjust the brightness, which is not a new feature but is one I use all the time when taking my photos.



Portrait Mode

Love, Catherine | iPhone 7 Plus Rose Gold Camera Review, Portrait Mode

Love, Catherine | iPhone 7 Plus Rose Gold Camera Review, Portrait Mode

Now comes the fancy Portrait Mode, which is probably what you've come here to read about. It's the effect that mimics those ever-coveted Bokeh/DSLR style photos with beautiful and soft, blurred backgrounds, aka. a bloggers dream! It's called Portrait Mode on the camera settings so you have to slide to open it as you would from the Video setting to Photo setting etc. The photos save in your camera roll as 'Depth Effect', and when using it you have the option to also save the normal version of the photo.

In the above picture you can see with and without the effect and just how amazing it is! It certainly gives that soft focus, dreamy backdrop! The faux-bokeh is created by sensors in the camera which detect which parts should be blurred and which parts need to be focused. Because it's only an effect it doesn't always work perfectly, occasionally it will blur a part of the main image which can look odd. (You can see what I mean with  this photo, where it has blurred out part of the strings at the top). It also seems to work better when the foreground and background are easily separated, and sometimes it won't work for smaller, close-up objects. But for the most-part it's an amazing feature which gives a really professional finish and I love it! Check out these photos  here,  here,  here and  here, which I also took using the Portrait Mode. I'm so impressed!

What do you think?


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11 comments :

  1. I'm actually kicking myself for not getting the 7 plus. I was using a 5S so didn't want to upgrade in size too much as I thought it'd be too big, but actually I got used to the size of the 7 so quickly and wish I'd gone for the plus now! The camera is to die for!

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    1. The size was one of the only things that put me off of the 7 Plus, (that and the price *sob*) but honestly I have barely noticed it, and I actually love it! xo

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    1. It's definitely worth the upgrade, if not you should wait for the 8 next year! xo

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  3. the portrait setting looks so good. i can't wait to upgrade my phone because the battery of my 6s is the worst.


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    1. It's such a good answer to the expensive cameras! Ahh, so was my old 6S! I swear the battery on all iPhones just gets worse and worse the longer you have it xo

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  4. Ok this has made me seriously jealous!!! 😍 I've got another year before I can upgrade but this has convinced me to stay with iPhone! Beautiful pictures as always lovely xx

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  5. Heard so many amazing things about this camera but I can't upgrade yet, I've only had my phone for a year :( great post, you've sold the 7 to me even more!! Xxx

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  6. I have the SE, also in rose gold, which I love. I don't think the 7 is for me.

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  7. I just got this phone myself and I've been playing around with the portrait mode, which I've been loving! I agree that it's easier to use when there's a contrast between the background and foreground, but for a camera on a phone I'll take it! It'll definitely do in a pinch. This is my first time having a Plus and I've been enjoying it!

    Katie | www.overthemoony.com

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  8. All of those photo's are amazing and you would honestly not believe that they have been taken with an iPhone camera! I have the 6s and I think the camera is awful if I'm being totally honest, and the only reason I upgraded to it a year ago is because the camera was supposed to be amazing.. I'm looking forward to upgrading to the 7s Plus in a year's time and that Portrait mode is awesome :) xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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