iPhone 7 vs Leica M9: Comparing Apple's Latest Flagship Camera & Leica's $9,000 Camera Kit

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How does the camera quality of Apple's latest flagship smartphone compare to Leica's high-end digital rangefinders?

Respected Japanese street photographer Shin Noguchi decided to find out by shooting the same scenes and then comparing them side-by-side.

In the image above, the left half was captured by an iPhone 7 camera and the right half was shot with a Leica M9-P with a Leica Summicron lens - a camera kit worth over $9,000. Here are the two shots by themselves:

Apple iPhone 7

Leica M9-P with Summicron 35mm f/2

Here are some crop comparisons from the two shots showing the details in the frames: iPhone 7(left) / M9-P(right)

"The iPhone 7 is the best 1/3″ sensor camera, nothing more, nothing less," Noguchi writes. He says he loves his Leica M digital rangefinders, but he's blown away by the photo quality that is appearing in the latest smartphones.

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