The iPhone has always been known for having one of the best smartphone cameras you can get. In fact, each year many pro photographers test iPhone’s against their latest equipment to see how much better they’re getting.
So, how does the quality of the iPhone 7 camera compare to a high-end Leica rangefinder? According to the well respected Japanese street photographer, Shin Noguchi, pretty darn good.
In the image below, the left half was taken with an iPhone 7, while the right side was taken with a Leica M9-P with a Leica Summicron lens, a package that costs over $9,000 to own.
Here are the two shots by themselves, shot in RAW:
Here are some fully cropped comparisons from the two shots showing a little more detail.
Here’s what Noguchi has to say:
The iPhone 7 is the best 1/3″ sensor camera, nothing more, nothing less.
He says he loves his Leica, but he’s blown away by the photo quality of the iPhone 7. You can find more of Noguchi work on his website.