DxOMark has awarded the iPhone 7 a favourable score of 86 after putting the camera sensor and lens through its paces, this puts the device in joint third place as the best smartphone camera on the market.
The iPhone 7 is beaten by the HTC 10, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and Sony Xperia X Performance which share joint first place with a DXOMark of 88; and the Moto Z Force Droid, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, and Sony Xperia Z5 which share joint second place with a DXOMark of 87.
The website notes that the iPhone 7 camera is Apple’s best yet, improving texture performance and low noise output thanks to a faster lens and image processing chip (ISP). The newer model outclasses its predecessor in many aspects; such as wide dynamic range, accurate white balance, colour rendering, and preservation of details but picture quality is lost in outdoor and low light conditions.
While the iPhone may not be the best smartphone camera out there, it hasn’t stopped Apple from single-handedly dominating digital cameras on the sales front. Fortune shared a rather astonishing chart showing that the company has been slaying dedicated camera equipment for quite some time.
DXOMark’s rating shows that while the iPhone 7 certainly has a bag of new tricks, it might not be the significant camera upgrade people are hoping for. Read the full DXOMark review here.
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