Apple has long been one for showing off the photography capabilities of its iPhones and the iPhone 12 lineup is no different.
Whether it’s an iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max, the latest handsets are capable of taking impressive shots. To drive that home, Apple has shared some photos taken using the new cameras in a Newsroom post.
Alongside some absolutely stunning imagery, Apple goes into detail about what makes the current line of iPhones the best yet, allowing these photos to be taken using a phone.
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini feature a powerful dual-camera system with an expansive Ultra Wide camera and a new Wide camera with an ƒ/1.6 aperture that provides 27 percent more light for improved photos and videos in low-light environments. Both models also introduce new computational photography features, which include Night mode and faster-performing Deep Fusion on all cameras, for improved photos in any environment. Smart HDR 3 uses machine learning to intelligently adjust the white balance, contrast, texture, and saturation of a photo for remarkably natural-looking images.
The reimagined pro camera system on iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max is even more versatile with Ultra Wide, Wide, and Telephoto cameras, and provides even more creative control to users. iPhone 12 Pro Max takes the pro camera experience even further with a 65 mm focal length Telephoto camera for increased flexibility and 5x optical zoom range, as well as an advanced Wide camera boasting a 47 percent larger sensor with 1.7μm pixels for a massive 87 percent improvement in low-light conditions. A LiDAR Scanner also unlocks advanced capabilities for Pro models, including up to 6x faster autofocus in low-light scenes and the introduction of Night mode portraits.
It’s the combination of great hardware and the software smarts that Apple has added via Deep Fusion and Night Mode that allows iPhones to take photos like the ones Apple shared today.
The addition of support for Apple ProRAW also gives photographers a new tool that will allow them to further edit images taken on their iPhones.
The full Newsroom post is a great read, but it’s the photos that are the real stars of the show. Be sure to take a look at what photographers are capable of doing with an iPhone.