Apple added in iOS 10.1 on the iPhone 7 Plus shooting mode as SLR cameras [photo]

On Wednesday, Apple released the first iOS update 10.1, designed to test among the authorized developers. The main novelty of the release was the mode depth of field for shooting portrait photos on iPhone 7 Plus.

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. Immediately after the release of iPhone 7 Plus to the sales function was not available. Buyers of the smartphone will have to wait for the release of the update to use all the features of a dual camera gadget.

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 a system of machine learning is to separate the background from the foreground.

Normal photo on iPhone 7 Plus

Mode portrait photography iPhone 7 Plus

Test mode portrait shooting with the iPhone 7 Plus iOS 10.1 revealed a number of features:

  • Portrait mode requires a good lighting. Otherwise the camera shutter will not work.
  • Portrait mode only works for dual camera iPhone 7 Plus.
  • Portrait mode does not work for videos.
  • Shooting objects is possible from a distance of not less than 2.5 meters from the facility.
  • Portrait mode can be used for taking photos of people and object photography.
  • For portrait mode provides timer 3 and 10 seconds.

The depth of field effect iPhone 7 Plus is achieved with the help of the software, not the lens design. Two cameras and a DSP creates a depth map image, and then a blur effect is applied to the background. Despite all the limitations of, earlier this mode was only available on professional SLR cameras.

iPhone 7 Plus will be able to create “bokeh” after the release of the final version of iOS 10.1.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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