Apple iPhone 7
An iPhone 7 is displayed in a store in London, Britain October 4, 2016. Reuters/Stefan Wermuth

One of the best things about the iPhone is its cameras. Apple makes it a point to improve its flagship smartphone’s shooters on every new model. But what exactly sets the cameras of the latest iPhone 7 cameras apart from those of the iPhone 6s?

A number of Apple iPhone users buy the mobile device because of the quality photos it produces. In fact, four out of five cameras used on popular image hosting site Flickr are iPhones. Let’s break down the camera specs and features of the iPhone 6s and the new iPhone 7.

The main shooter of the iPhone 6s is a 12 MP f/2.2 camera with phase detection autofocus and dual-LED flash. The iPhone 7 also sports a 12 MP primary camera, but with an f/1.8 aperture. The wider lens absorbs 60 percent more light. According to Trusted Reviews, this makes the iPhone 7 better at low-light photography.

Another major difference is that the iPhone 7 camera has optical image stabilisation and quad-LED flash, both of which the iPhone 6s lacks. Optical image stabilisation works great at coping with shaky hands and jolts to produce steady shots. Both Apple smartphones’ main cameras have support for 4K video and 8 MP image recording, as well as touch focus, face detection and HDR features.

The secondary camera of the iPhone 7 is a notch above that of the iPhone 6s. The new iPhone model has a 7 MP f/2.2 front-facing camera while the older variant only equips a 5 MP f/2.2 secondary snapper. This basically means that selfie shots and FaceTime sessions are better with the iPhone 7. Both secondary cameras have face detection, HDR and panorama features. Both are able to produce 1080p videos at 30 frames per second and 720p videos at 240 frames per second as well.

The new iPhone 7 is definitely better than the iPhone 6s when it comes to cameras. Apple certainly made sure that its new flagship smartphone is worth the upgrade.