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iPhone 7 Plus – No Zoom In Bad Light Conditions

The iPhone 7 Plus is the first iPhone, which has three cameras – one selfie camera and two on the backside. The two cameras on the backside work together and enable for the first time an optical zoom. However, this new dual camera does not always use both cameras at the same time, which was verified by Phil Schiller on Twitter. Learn from us, in which situations your iPhone 7 Plus uses both cameras, and what you have to keep in mind, so that you can take snapshots with the best quality possible.

iPhone 7 Plus dual camera – That’s what you need to know!

The iPhone 7 Plus has a dual camera, which means that it has two lenses. These lenses mostly work together to achieve the best results. Both cameras have a 12 megapixel resolution. One camera works with a wide-angle lens and the other with a telephoto lens. This combination allows you to zoom in further without losing any quality as other digital zoom devices do.

Wide-angle lens in bad light conditions

As mentioned before the two lenses are not always working together, which has been verified by Apple as well. The iPhone uses only the wide-angle lens in bad light conditions, because the telephoto lens appears to be not suitable for shots in the dark.

Don’t use the zoom in bad light conditions

What can you do now to get the best quality in your photos, even if it’s bad lighting?

The answer is a little banal but is nonetheless correct: Don’t use the zoom in the Camera app!

You already know that your iPhone 7 Plus uses the wide-angle lens in bad light conditions. Hence, the optical zoom is not available and therefore the iPhone 7 Plus utilizes the digital zoom, so that a bad photo quality is the result.