The iPhone has long been considered one of the best smartphones on the market, but by many, it’s also considered the best camera built into a smartphone.
Over the past few years, Austin Mann has received iPhone’s to showcase their camera capabilities and this year is not different. This year, Mann flew to Rwanda with Nat Geo Travel and Nat Geo Adventure to track gorillas and take close-up shots, time-lapse’s, test Apple’s new wide color gamut display and much more.
As many of you know, in the past I’ve created this review in Iceland twice, Patagonia and Switzerland, but this year I wanted to really change things up. With indicators pointing toward possibilities of optical zoom I asked myself: where’s the best place in the world to test optical zoom? Africa of course.
So this year, in collaboration with Nat Geo Travel + Nat Geo Adventure we’ve set out to get you the answers. I’m writing you from deep in the Nyungwe rain forest in southwest Rwanda… we’ve been tracking gorillas in the north, boating Lake Kivu in the west and running through tea plantations in the south… all with the iPhone 7 Plus in hand.
I’ve had a blast playing with the wide spectrum of new features and tech but as always, our mission is to find out the answer to one question:
How does all this new tech make my pictures (and videos) better than before?
It’s these kinds of shots and video that always make me excited about getting a new iPhone. Mann’s ability to use a smartphone camera to capture the most stunning scenes is something that makes you realize that the best camera is the one you have with you.
Check out the 9-minute video below. It’s stunning.