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How to Use iPhone 7 Plus’s Dual Lens Camera?

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Mar 27, 2024• Proven solutions

Apple has recently launched the iconic iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, satisfying the desire of millions who have been losing sleep in anticipation of purchasing such a technologically advanced asset. The modern design and the cutting edge technology used on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus have been praised by both critics and the public. One of the major breakthroughs in these precious phones (or phablets, as they are called) is none other than the addition of dual lens camera. This addition highlights the growing need of taking high-quality pictures with as many features as possible.

iPhone 7 Plus dual lens camera

iPhone 7 Plus Dual Lens Camera Features

Upon your purchase of iPhone 7 Plus, you will find two cameras on the rear. Each of them includes 12MP sensors; the one features 2 x telephoto lenses and has an f/2.8 aperture, while the other uses the standard wide angle of iPhone 7 with an f/1.8 aperture. Of course, you can expect the same features as the phone’s predecessors in terms of quality and efficiency. For instance, you can get Panorama mode, face and body detection, autofocus, optical image stabilization and much more.

With the addition of dual lens camera, iPhone 7 Plus is now able to zoom in and out twice as effectively and reach 10x zoom. The quality of the process is such that allows optical zoom covering double the distance when compared to previous models of Apple.

Using the innovative iPhone 7 Plus Dual Lens Camera, you are presented with a plethora of options. One of the most notable advantages deriving from such a detailed camera is the opportunity to take professional looking photographs. Instead of having to get your DSLR camera and try to learn all the sophisticated features browsing through the manual, you are now able to adjust all aspects of the photo on your phone. For example, you get a clear focus on the foreground and are able to modify the background according to your preferences.

The flash of the dual lens camera uses 4LEDs True Tone design, which is great in adding more light and assisting photo enthusiasts to take amazingly detailed pictures all day long. In addition, 12MP sensors featured on each of the lenses facilitates the depiction of vibrant colors, making the picture look and feel more alive.

How Does This Dual Lens System Work?

Each time you want to take a picture, the Image Signal Processor on your iPhone 7 plus calculate everything and makes sure that the best quality is always achieved. The quality includes the use of the right color temperature, the exposure, and many other parameters. In this case with the addition of a second lens, the conditions dictate which lens will be used for taking an excellent photo. The installed software will choose automatically if it is best to add both lenses for more accuracy and detail in the picture or make do with just one lens. So you do not need to get into the technical details because the software will give you the best possible picture each time. There is a slight problem, though, when you want to use the telephoto lens. We will see about that right after the use of iPhone 7 Plus’s dual lens camera.

How to Use Zoom on iPhone 7 Plus

As stated above, iPhone 7 Plus comes with the ability of up to 10x zoom. Now, here is what you need to do to use it on your phone:

  • Open the Camera on your iPhone 7 Plus
  • Click the 1x button (this will switch to 2x)
  • Now you can adjust the zoom (by left swiping you increase the zoom, by right swiping you decrease it)
  • When you are done, click on the zoon button to return to 1x

The problem pointed out earlier about the quality and performance of the telephoto lens is detected in poor lighting. When you want to take a picture and the lighting is not appropriate, the telephoto lens fails to do that. This conundrum is resolved with the use of the installed software, which will highlight the best approach to take the picture. So this is something that can deteriorate the user experience, even if it is not an actual necessity to isolate the telephoto lens.

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Shanoon Cox
Shanoon Cox is a writer and a lover of all things video.
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