See how the iPhone 7 Plus performs against the Big 5 as photographer Austin Mann tests the new iPhone 7 on a Tanzania safari curated by Ker & Downey. (If you’ve not read Austin’s review of the new iPhone, be sure to check it out here.)
After Austin and his team wrapped up in Rwanda, they hopped on a plane and flew to Tanzania, where they continued to test the capabilities of the iPhone 7 on safari in search of the Big 5. They captured the adventure live through images and stories on Instagram.
One thing you’ll notice with the new iPhone 7/7 Plus is better low light and sensor performance.
“The iPhone 7 features a completely redesigned camera system with a faster f/1.8 lens (previously f/2.2)…Working with a lower f-stop means the sensor is getting more light, which leads to better auto focus, a better ability to freeze motion, and shallower depth-of-field.”
That means on early morning and late afternoon African safari game drives or while stopping for sundowners, the iPhone 7/7 Plus is going to be able to capture details and freeze motion, even in the low light conditions.
Austin and the team spent three nights in the Serengeti at Olakira Camp, followed by three nights at the Ngorongoro Crater at The Highlands and were able to catch some incredible images and videos using only the iPhone 7 Plus. They witnessed wildebeest crossing the river, spent time with the Maasai on the Olmoti Volcanic Crater, and sought out the Big 5.
“Watching this massive wildebeest river crossing had to be one of my favorite moments of our whole tour with Ker & Downey. They all got confused and couldn’t get out of the river… one smart fella finally redirected and figured it out and the rest followed. It was loud and chaotic and super fascinating to watch…”
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