Vanessa Hand Orellana:
If you tend to shoot portraits and that’s what matters to you
most, the iPhone 7 Plus is an obvious choice. Portrait mode is
dSLR-esque, and we only expect it to improve by the time it gets a
But if brighter colors, sharper detail throughout the backgrounds
of photos and capable low-light photography is more important,
it’s the Pixel. I have to admit, I initially thought Google
over-promised on its new flagship — especially after those
disappointing Nexus cameras — but I was wrong. It’s a new chapter
for Google phones and this one earned its name.
I agree with her assessment based on most of the examples shown. I was especially impressed with the Pixel’s image from the low-light environment in the wine cellar. However, they shot both on tripods. I would’ve liked to see examples from the same environment while handheld — the iPhone 7 Plus’s optical image stabilization should make a big difference while handheld, but no difference at all on a tripod.
Why don’t any of these Pixel-vs.-iPhone camera comparisons mention wide color capture?
★ Tuesday, 18 October 2016