iPhone 7 Plus features dual 12MP rear cameras with 2x optical zoom

iPhone 7 plus back large camera

As rumored, the iPhone 7 Plus features a significantly better camera system than that of the iPhone 7. It comes with dual 12MP rear cameras, with a wide-angle and telephoto lens, that make the handset capable of taking noticeably better photos.

With the two 12MP cameras, the iPhone 7 Plus is capable of 2x optical zoom and 10x software zoom. This means that you’ll be able to get closer to your subject than ever before. You’ll see a new button overlay on screen that says 1x, which you can tap to jump to 2x.

iPhone 7 Plus Camera telephoto

iPhone 7 Plus portrait mode

In addition to zooming, Apple says it gave its engineering team an “extra credit project” regarding the iPhone 7 Plus: depth of field (see ‘bokeh,’ defined as the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image, especially as rendered by a particular lens).

Coming later this year, the dual 12-megapixel cameras also enable a new depth-of-field effect, using both cameras on iPhone 7 Plus to capture images, while sophisticated technology including Machine Learning separates the background from the foreground to achieve amazing portraits once possible only with DSLR cameras.

Stay tuned to iDB for more coverage of today’s iPhone 7 event.