iPhone 7 Plus vs “SLR” Canon: taking photos with a bokeh effect

This week, Apple released the first public beta of the iOS update 10.1. One of the main innovations of release was the mode depth of field for shooting portrait photos on iPhone 7 Plus.


iPhone 7 Plus vs "SLR" Canon: taking photos with a bokeh effect

Portrait mode iPhone 7 Plus was advertised at the presentation of the smartphone in early September, but which was not in its functional list at the time of sale.

The effect of depth of field, or bokeh is an artistic blurring of the background in your photo. This effect is used to amplify the focus on the main subject, making it ideal for portraits and close-up shots.


iPhone 7 Plus vs "SLR" Canon: taking photos with a bokeh effect

Previously produced various models of smartphones that have tried to imitate this effect using various tricks, often the second camera to determine the depth sharply displayed space. However, to achieve “bokeh”, the device must be equipped with a high quality camera with a wide angle lens. iPhone 7 Plus is the first smartphone which is able to create a “bokeh”effect.

Sophisticated technology with machine learning system is able to separate the background from the foreground. Camera iPhone 7 Plus analyses the scene and create 9 layers of depth, automatically detecting the edges of objects. Based on the difference in the images from the two cameras, smartphone separates the main image, creating a blur effect. The photographer can see the preview of the resulting blur in real time. Due to the unique shooting mode iPhone 7 Plus allows you to do more artistic photography, especially when it comes to portrait and macro shots.


iPhone 7 Plus vs "SLR" Canon: taking photos with a bokeh effect

Shooting on the iPhone 7 Plus with bokeh (left) and normal frame (right)

Smartphone users have already appreciated the new ability to shoot and began to share results in social networks, comparing the result with the high-end cameras. Reviewers iMore decided to conduct a full photo shoot shooting bokeh on the iPhone 7 Plus and the “SLR” Canon EOS 650D (Rebel T4i).

Canon EOS 650D digital SLR camera with 18-megapixel APS-C-sensor and 63-zone system of metering. The camera is characterized by hybrid 9-point autofocus system with Central cross-hairs sighting, processor DIGIC 5, ISO 100-12800, expandable to ISO 25600. The result of the comparison photos with the iPhone 7 Plus is published below.

the iPhone 7 Plus:

iPhone 7 Plus vs "SLR" Canon: taking photos with a bokeh effect

Canon EOS 650D:

iPhone 7 Plus vs "SLR" Canon: taking photos with a bokeh effect

the iPhone 7 Plus:

iPhone 7 Plus vs "SLR" Canon: taking photos with a bokeh effect

Canon EOS 650D:

iPhone 7 Plus vs "SLR" Canon: taking photos with a bokeh effect

the iPhone 7 Plus:

iPhone 7 Plus vs "SLR" Canon: taking photos with a bokeh effect

Canon EOS 650D:

iPhone 7 Plus vs "SLR" Canon: taking photos with a bokeh effect

the iPhone 7 Plus:

iPhone 7 Plus vs "SLR" Canon: taking photos with a bokeh effect

Canon EOS 650D:

iPhone 7 Plus vs "SLR" Canon: taking photos with a bokeh effect

the iPhone 7 Plus:

iPhone 7 Plus vs "SLR" Canon: taking photos with a bokeh effect

Canon EOS 650D:

iPhone 7 Plus vs "SLR" Canon: taking photos with a bokeh effect

the iPhone 7 Plus:

iPhone 7 Plus vs "SLR" Canon: taking photos with a bokeh effect

Canon EOS 650D:

iPhone 7 Plus vs "SLR" Canon: taking photos with a bokeh effect

the iPhone 7 Plus:

iPhone 7 Plus vs "SLR" Canon: taking photos with a bokeh effect

Canon EOS 650D:

iPhone 7 Plus vs "SLR" Canon: taking photos with a bokeh effect

the iPhone 7 Plus:

iPhone 7 Plus vs "SLR" Canon: taking photos with a bokeh effect

Canon EOS 650D:

iPhone 7 Plus vs "SLR" Canon: taking photos with a bokeh effect

Examples of photos with bokeh effect taken on the iPhone 7 Plus:

iPhone 7 Plus vs "SLR" Canon: taking photos with a bokeh effect

iPhone 7 Plus vs "SLR" Canon: taking photos with a bokeh effect

iPhone 7 Plus vs "SLR" Canon: taking photos with a bokeh effect

iPhone 7 Plus vs "SLR" Canon: taking photos with a bokeh effect

iPhone 7 Plus vs "SLR" Canon: taking photos with a bokeh effect

iPhone 7 Plus vs "SLR" Canon: taking photos with a bokeh effect

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