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Whether you prefer a combination of photos, videos, or both, this year’s iPhones have some exciting new photography features, and we’ve put together the best in this helpful guide to their latest snapping skills.
Naturally, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro series are equipped with new camera hardware, the latter getting the largest sensor ever on any of Apple’s smartphones. But these days, it’s the features of computational software that are making a big difference in our pocket cameras, and Apple has come up with something new for us.
We’ve listed the most interesting camera features below, according to our enthusiasm for them, and our thoughts on whether they’re as interesting as Apple claims they are یا or if It is once again spinning its famous reality-distorting field.
Before we start cracking, just note that our ‘iPhone 13’ refers to both the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 mini, while the ‘iPhone 13 Pro’ refers to the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone. 13 Pro Max covers both. Along the way with this home care, here are all the photography and video skills we’re looking forward to testing on Apple’s new iPhones – starting with promising cinematic mode.
1. Cinema mode (iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro)
The biggest new camera upgrade for video shooters on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro is the new ‘Cinematic Mode’. We’ve seen the ability to automate other phones, such as ‘Focus Rack’ (the technique of changing focus from one item to another in a mid-shot). Sony Xperia 1 II., But this is the first time we’ve seen it on iPhones – and Apple’s new mode seems to be far ahead of its rivals.
There are two main computational tricks in ‘Cinematic Mode’. The first is that the algorithm, which Apple says is trained in classic cinematography, will automatically pull out a simple ‘focus rack’ for your scene. In the example of Apple’s Newsout style short film, it involves most people moving around in a frame and looking at the other person – in both cases, the iPhone 13 series will seem to recognize what is happening and It will automatically grab your attention. You’ll also be able to override it with the usual tap-to-lock focus.
It didn’t look foolproof at all in Apple’s demo, with a bit of AF wobble, so we’ll be interested to see how well it works in practice. But the more interesting feature of ‘Cinematic Mode’, which we have not seen anywhere else, is that it uses a combination of machine learning and contrast (or different perspectives of its cameras) so that the depth created in the video To create a map. .
This is a big deal, as it moves a video into ‘portrait mode’ and allows you to adjust your focus after capture. Apple says you’ll be able to change the level of bookies in the Photos app for iOS and iMovie, and this capability will be included in future updates for MacOS and iMovie for Final Cut Pro. Which will require Mac OS Monterey.
2. Macro mode (iPhone 13 Pro)
We’ve seen some good smartphone macro modes on phones before. Huawei P30 Pro Until recently Xiaomi Mi11.Telecom macro lens, but it’s something that iPhones are sorely lacking. Fortunately, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max have finally decided to add some new macro powers to their Ultra Wide camera.
Apple says the new UltraWide camera, with a bright f / 1.8 aperture and 120-degree field of view, has a new lens design and autofocus system that allows it to focus on subjects less than 2 cm (and extended). Will allow far off.
Interestingly, Apple also says that these new macro powers extend to video, including slow motion and time lapse modes. The initial specimens taken by its pro-photographers look naturally impressive, but we look forward to seeing how it moves in natural light with only dots and shoots.
3. Photographic style (iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro)
Another potentially simple, if a little basic, tool that will be available on the iPhone 13 series is ‘Photographic Style’. They work a bit like the Adobe Lightroom presets that allow you to specify a specific format for your photos, only they are applied to the capture location instead of post-production.
This means that the iPhone’s computational algorithms can decide which local parts of the image should be truncated, leaving things like skin tones alone. Disappointingly, there will initially be only four ‘photographic styles’ to choose from, including ‘full contrast’ and ‘animated’.
So while they certainly seem more serious than slapping a simple filter on your photos, which will make a global adjustment to the whole picture, the ‘photographic styling’ itself lacks a little simplicity and variety. It will be interesting to see if Apple eventually lets you create and save your own style, or whether it will leave this kind of tanker on third-party apps.
4. Apple Pros Support (iPhone 13 Pro)
As rumored, Apple iPhone 13 Pro series will introduce its ProRes video format “later this year”.
If you want to dive deeper into this meaning, go to us. Apple Process Explainer.. But in short, it’s a compressed video format that has the advantage of being relatively easy to edit in programs like Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro, without losing any noticeable detail or dynamic range.
Apple has not yet revealed which of the six existing ProRes formats will be supported in its iPhone 13 Pro models, but said that you will be able to record 4K / 30p ProRes files. Unless you choose a low-capacity 128GB model, you will be reduced to annoying 1080p / 30p video.
It’s not clear why this is so, but it’s a weird footnote with another great upgrade for otherwise more advanced video shooters who want to use their iPhone as a balm cam.
5. Night mode on all cameras (iPhone 13 Pro)
Apple says the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini will get a “better night mode”, but these are the ‘Pro’ models that are once again getting extra treatment in the form of night mode in all three of their cameras.
For many, this may actually be the biggest camera upgrade to the iPhone’s new profession, no matter how versatile Night Mode is. In our guide Take professional photos with your phone.“Sometimes night mode can be useful under normal circumstances to reduce the speed of the dynamic range,” said pro photographer Damien Demolder.
We’ve seen before that the Samsung Galaxy series offers night mode on their telephoto and selfie cameras, so this is not a new concept. But the option to use Apple’s Night Mode on the iPhone 13 Pro’s new 77mm equivalent telephoto camera is the one we’re looking forward to testing, especially for low-light images.
6. Large camera sensor (iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro)
The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro have seen their main ‘wide’ cameras receive larger sensors. The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini inherit the same main camera as last year’s iPhone 12 Pro Max, with 1.7 micron pixels, sensor shift optical stabilization and f / 1.6 aperture. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is currently ranked third in our guide to the best camera phones, which is the best for their camera performance.
The iPhone 13 Pro’s flagship ‘wide’ camera is by far the largest sensor ever seen on any iPhone, with 1.9 micron pixels with rear sensor shift stabilization and a bright f / 1.5 lens. According to Apple, it improves 2.2x better shooting in low light than the iPhone 12 Pro Max, although it’s not clear what the reference is. Noise? Dynamic range? We will find out soon when we take them out for a test run.
We’ve come to the point where traditional hardware improvements like sensor sizes like Smart HDR4 and computational boosts like Night Mode are taking over, which is why it’s at the bottom of the list. But bright lenses and buffy sensors are definitely a good base for any smartphone camera, and we look forward to seeing how the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro models perform in the real world very soon.