After sharing gorgeous action pics Sports Illustrated photographer snapped at yesterday’s Titans-Vikings NFL matchup with an iPhone 7 Plus, Apple CEO Tim Cook highlighted on Twitter a new batch of images that show off improved low-light capabilities of the new camera system on the iPhone 7/Plus. The shots were taken on an iPhone 7 Plus by ESPN photographer Landon Nordeman during the men’s final between Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka on the last day of the US Open.
According to ESPN, the autofocus and exposure performed “exceedingly well” in various lighting conditions. The phone has let Nordeman capture surprising moments from unique perspectives, using color and composition without distracting his subjects.
And here are some choice low-light photos from ESPN.
Improved low-light photography provided by the new iPhones stems from a wider f/1.8 aperture six-element lens, wide color capture and a new custom image signaling processor Apple built into its in-house designed A10 Fusion chip.
The above features are shared across both new iPhone 7 models. The iPhone 7 Plus also has an additional 56mm telephoto lens with an f/2.8 aperture delivering 2x optical zoom or up to 10x digital zoom at higher-than-usual quality.