Phones aren’t just for making calls anymore. From texting to shopping, people use their mobile devices for a wide range of activities. Most of them are even equipped with cameras now. In fact, cameras in mobile devices have become so advanced that amateur and professional photographers alike are using them to update Instagram and take other artsy photographs. If you’re an iPhone user, you’re probably wondering what to expect from the newest camera as the iPhone 8 release date 2017 is upon us.

The iPhone 7 Camera

The iPhone 7 camera specs offer a 12-megapixel camera with an f/1.8 aperture and a digital zoom up to 5x. The six-element lens, optical image stabilization and Quad-LED True Tone flash ensure pictures are clear and bright. Users can take panorama pictures of up to 63MP. Focusing is easy when using the autofocus or tap to focus features. The iPhone 7 improved local tone mapping from the iPhone 6. It also includes body and face detection, auto HDR, photo geotagging, a burst mode and a timer mode. Other features include exposure control and noise reduction. The iPhone 7 captures images in HEIF and JPEG formats.

The iPhone 8 Camera

Like the iPhone 7, the iPhone 8 camera specs provide a 12-megapixel camera with f/1.8 aperture and the ability to zoom up to 5 times. It also features a six-element lens and Quad-LED True Tone flash, although 8's flash also provides Slow Sync. This camera takes panorama photos up to 63MP and uses focus pixels so users can autofocus or tap to focus. Other features include improved local tone mapping, body and face detection and exposure control. Users can also expect to take advantage of noise reduction, auto HDR, burst mode, a timer mode and photo geotagging. Like the iPhone 7, the iPhone 8's images are formatted as HEIFs or JPEGs.

While both phones feature nearly identical cameras, you may still consider making the switch if you want other upgraded features. For example, the iPhone 8 not only offers a longer battery life but also provides wireless charging. You can pick up a portable charger for the iPhone 8 by checking out the selection that Tylt has to offer. They also provide rechargeable iPhone cases for other models.