Here’s how you can use 2x optical zoom on your iPhone 7 Plus camera

Here’s how you can use 2x optical zoom on your iPhone 7 Plus camera

The iPhone 7 Plus marks the first Apple’s smartphone to feature a dual-camera system, including one standard wide angle 12MP lens alongside another new telephoto lens. The 12 MP camera features optical image stabilization,  a larger ƒ/1.8 aperture and 6-element lens, allowing for brighter, more detailed photos and videos.

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Secondary lens on the iPhone 7 Plus allows for 2x optical zoom, meaning that you now can zoom in and out of objects up to double the distance while retaining image quality. However, the process of using 2x optical zoom on your iPhone 7 Plus is slightly different from how you zoom on a regular iPhone camera.

In this guide, we will run you through the steps to use 2x optical zoom on your iPhone 7 Plus camera. Before we begin, note that 2x optical zoom is exclusive to this year’s iPhone 7 Plus, so make sure that you are using an iPhone 7 Plus

  1. Steps to use 2x optical zoom on your iPhone 7 Plus

Step one: First off, you need to launch the iPhone camera and head to “Photo” mode within the camera app

Step two: Once you are done, you need to tap the 1x circle text near the camera shutter button and your object gets twice as close without loss of quality

Step three: All you need to now is to tap the shutter button to take your zoomed picture as usual. Note that 2x optical zoom feature also works for HDR, Live Photo, filters and video recording.

  1. Steps to use 10x digital zoom on your iPhone 7 Plus dual-lens camera

The iPhone 7 Plus dual-lens camera provides up to 10x digital zoom. However, note that this will reduce image quality. Here is how you can do this

Step one: First and foremost, you need to launch the camera app on your iPhone 7 Plus and you need to tap on 2x to access optical zoom to proceed

Step two: You are now supposed to tap and hold on 2x and swipe left to zoom on a sliding scale

Also read: Here is how to AirPlay content from your iPhone or iPad to Apple TV

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