A few minutes later, a different Thanksgiving evening photo at Jackson Pond, Columbia, MD. Taken with an iPhone 7 Plus.

iPhone 6 Plus vs. iPhone 7 Plus

A quick comparison of the iPhone 6 Plus and the iPhone 7 Plus following a casual stroll around a lake after Thanksgiving dinner.

The original iPhone had a 960 x 720 pixel camera, which means the iPhone 6 Plus camera, at 3264 x 2448 pixels, and iPhone 7 Plus camera, at 4032 x 3024 pixels, are essentially either 11.6 or 17.6 original iPhone cameras at once. As carrying around 17.6 cameras seemed inconvenient, we (me) took a couple of photos with my iPhone 6 Plus, then snatched someone else’s iPhone 7 Plus to take more photos.

The iPhone 6 Plus photo:

Thanksgiving evening photo at Jackson Pond, Columbia, MD. Taken with an iPhone 6 Plus.
Thanksgiving evening photo at Jackson Pond, Columbia, MD. Taken with an iPhone 6 Plus. Full size image.

The iPhone 7 Plus photo:

Thanksgiving evening photo at Jackson Pond, Columbia, MD. Taken with an iPhone 7 Plus.
Thanksgiving evening photo at Jackson Pond, Columbia, MD. Taken with an iPhone 7 Plus. Full size image.

These are not exactly the same photo because I moved around, didn’t think of using the iPhone 7 for several minutes, etc. But then it also occurred to me to stand in the same place as the second photo and use the second lens on the iPhone 7 Plus to take a 2X view:

Thanksgiving evening photo at Jackson Pond, Columbia, MD. Taken with an iPhone 7 Plus, using the 2X lens.
Thanksgiving evening photo at Jackson Pond, Columbia, MD. Taken with an iPhone 7 Plus, using the 2X lens. Full size image.

As it got darker, it became much harder to see, much less take photographs. But the iPhone 7 Plus seemed up to the challenge:

A few minutes later, a different Thanksgiving evening photo at Jackson Pond, Columbia, MD. Taken with an iPhone 7 Plus.
A few minutes later, a different Thanksgiving evening photo at Jackson Pond, Columbia, MD. Taken with an iPhone 7 Plus. Full size image.

I also took a photo of some ducks, but it was quite dark, and the photo was poor. And yet — I discovered later, looking at the photo on a large computer monitor, that the “ducks” were clearly Canadian geese. This wasn’t clear to the eye, but the iPhone 7 Plus had no problem showing the distinctive plumage.

The iPhone 7 Plus may be an incremental improvement of the iPhone 6 Plus, but the increments are collectively quite impressive. Oh, it also makes phone calls, and is a great GPS.