The iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max have been presented in Apple’s Keynote with many new features, the main ones being, as on every occasion, those focused on improving the performance of the photographic section, so with this new launch of the Cupertino company’s flagship it could not be different .
These are all the news that the new camera of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro Max hides, presumably the best in the world for a smartphone. We are going to tell you each and every one of the details of the cameras of these devices and whether or not it is really worth it.
The sensors are the determining point of this type of product. hardware, the technology in charge of capturing that moment, and that due to its conditions, size and complexity, is the most difficult thing to improve year after year.
Main Sensor: 48MP Wide Angle
The first thing we are going to do is talk about the numbers and we start, how could it be otherwise, with the main sensor. We have a Wide Angle format with a 48 Megapixel sensor which offers a resolution four times higher than the 12 Megapixels that the iPhone 13 Pro camera presented.
This sensor has a huge size, forgive the redundancy. This camera is precisely the most versatile of the iPhone, since It will offer either a 24-millimeter capture for standard shooting, or a built-in 48-millimeter telephoto lens that offers 2x magnification.
To support image processing, As we have said, it uses a Quad Pixel sensor, which basically multiplies the performance of each pixel by four through an improvement in software and hardware, offering the following data:
- 2.44 nanometer quad pixel
- Single 1.22 nanometer pixel
To take the picture with the best lighting performance we have an f/1.78 focal aperture combined with a 100% Focus Pixels system.
The lens of this iPhone 14 Pro is made up of seven elements, and to offer the best possible performance, especially when we talk about video recording, we find a second-generation sensor displacement optical image stabilization (OIS) system. This Apple optical image stabilization (OIS) system was already listed as the best implemented in a smartphone to date, so the second generation offers leading results.
Telephoto: Better shots in low light
On the other hand, the sensor telephoto of three increases it still maintains a resolution of 13 Megapixels as it had been used in the previous version of the iPhone. A 77-millimeter catch for this three times optical zoom that offers a focal aperture of f/2.8, which supposes an identical result, at least numerically, with the one offered last year.
With 3% Focus Pixels and a lens made up of six elements, We find, as in the main sensor, an optical image stabilization system (OIS), although this time, as has happened with the sensor, it is identical to that of the previous generation.
Ultra Wide Angle: Focused on “macro” photography
Finally we have the Ultra Wide Angle sensor with a capture of 13 millimeters to offer a 120 degree full viewing angle. For its part, it hasa focal aperture of f/2.2 while it has a 100% Focus Pixel.
On this side, the lens is made up of six elements and one of Apple’s main objectives with the Ultra Wide Angle is to demonstrate the performance of its lens correction system that allows it to offer more natural photographs. In this camera we do not find any type of mechanical image stabilization system, that is, all the work will be carried out by the device software.
Keeping the LiDAR and improving the flash
For its part, Apple maintains the LiDAR sensor in the “Pro” models of the iPhone, whose main function is none other than to improve photography in low light conditions. This sensor is focused on detecting the brightness and the distance that separates it from the objects that we want to photograph. this scanner detects how long it takes for light to reach an object and return, thus measuring its distance.
This allows you to increase focus precision even in low light, improve portrait mode and night mode, and reduce the time required to capture a photo.
Secondly Apple has innovated the LED flash of the iPhone 14 Pro. The new True Tone flash is twice as bright as the previous version in photos taken with the telephoto lens, as well as offering three times more uniformity in photographs taken with the Ultra Wide Angle sensor.
Now this flash includes an adaptive system that adjusts the pattern and intensity of nine integrated LEDs depending on the distance of the object to be photographed.
Video recording: A lot of software by means
While Apple keeps all the previous recording features like the stereo microphone and capture in HDR Dolby Vision, we find two main improvements at the software level:
- cinema mode: Now record in 4K resolution at 24FPS, the industry standard format
- Action Mode: Uses a combination of OIS and software to stabilize images with aggressive motion patterns
In this way Apple ensures that the recording performance in low light conditions has improved significantly, although as we have said, much of the work is done by the company’s A16 Bionic processor.
Selfie camera: More powerful and versatile than ever
The selfie camera now captures 38% more light, This is due to the use of a 12 Megapixel TrueDepth camera with an f/2.2 focal aperture and all Apple picture settings, including video recording.
In this way Apple embeds on the screen of your iPhone 14 Pro the best selfie camera you’ve ever mounted on a device, which, in theoretical values, does not envy anything to the rear cameras of devices like the iPhone 12.
These are all the improvements in the photographic section of the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max, remember that in iPhone News we will continue to bring you all the hidden details of the new iPhone.