Why an iPhone needs an ultra-wide-angle camera?

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It is very convenient for her to rent premises. No more huddling in a corner to capture an entire room. You can catch three walls at once in one fell swoop.

This is a great everyday tool. Need to quickly capture something large, and do not care about the distortion? We do not go far, 30 centimeters from the object is enough for it to get on the photo as a whole.

It’s easier to shoot architecture and nature. In addition to the creative side (do not forget about the distortions that can be beaten), with super-width it turns out to hook the entire building or landscape with minimal effort.

Super-wide video turns out to be at least unusual, with the effect of presence, especially in motion. It’s great for them to dilute the recordings from the main camera.

After all, this is the third camera in your iPhone. The creativity and utility of a smartphone only increases from this.

But it was not in vain that I wrote earlier that an ultra-wide-angle camera has room to grow.

? Ultra-wide-angle camera in iPhone 11. Better than GoPro

Here it is, the main feature of the new iPhones. The ultra-wide-angle camera is available in the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro / Max. Both technically and functionally, the module is absolutely the same in both smartphones.

There has never been a lens like this in any iPhone or iPad, it’s new to the ecosystem. Maybe that’s why she is, let’s say, a little “undersized”.

This is exactly a tool, creative or even everyday. He has room to grow in everything, including the quality of filming. “Superwide” works without critical problems and fulfills its task, but there are still unusually many minor flaws and strange restrictions.

The main thing about an ultra-wide-angle camera is how much information it captures in one frame. Thanks to the huge viewing angle of 120 degrees, almost everything that a person would see if the camera were right in his eyes fits into the photo.

If you take a photo in close proximity to your face, your legs and other hand will fall into the frame. Have you seen videos from action cameras like GoPro? Here, here is about the same story, but without the focus on the same action.

The frames themselves from the “super-wide” are very different from those familiar to the iPhone. The perspective is distorted, as if the picture was superimposed on a ball. Anything that falls on the edges of the photo is stretched in height. All straight mowing lines turn into an arc with the horizon.

IPhone 11 Ultra Wide Lens Specifications

Ultrawide in the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro consists of five lenses and shoots photos at 12 megapixels. The pixel size is not yet known. Focal length 13 mm, aperture ƒ / 2.4.

There is nothing to compare them with, because other iPhones have never had such cameras. For understanding, the GoPro HERO7 action camera has a 12MP sensor, but focuses at 17mm and has a ƒ / 2.8 maximum aperture. That is, according to technical specifications, it is even worse than the one in the iPhone.

And yes, in most situations, the ultra-wide iPhone 11 really shoots noticeably better than the GoPro HERO7:

Apple more than deserves praise: although the new iPhone is not an alternative to an action camera, their first lens of a similar kind is by a margin ahead of the main ultra-wide in the world of gadgets, which is already seven (and more recently, eight) generations.

The ultra-wide lens has been appearing in Android flagships for a couple of years now, and we have already compared it to its closest competitor in terms of quality. the Huawei P30 Pro. Spoiler alert: iPhone shoots better overall.

? The telephoto camera in the iPhone 11 Pro. Nice and useful upgrade

Television itself is nothing new to the iPhone. It appeared in the iPhone 7 Plus, stayed with the 8 Plus, and then delighted X and XS owners, including the Max.

Only the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max have a telephoto lens this year. The captain suggests that the regular iPhone 11 doesn’t have it. The iPhone XR didn’t have it either.

So, I’m disappointed that the telephoto camera remains exclusive to the more expensive iPhone model. I do not speak for everyone, but most of the photos I take with the telephoto lens. Without her, it’s like no hands.

iPhone 11 Pro, telephoto, blur effects off.

Under normal lighting conditions, the telephoto lens provides a “free” optical zoom, which allows you not to come very close to the subject and at the same time make it the real center of the frame, cutting off all unnecessary things. The absence of typical distortions for the “shirik” (the main lens of the iPhone) is also an important plus.

It’s great to shoot people, faces, animals on a telephoto camera, and even food due to the greater focal length. The resulting frame resembles the fruits of shooting with a good “SLR” plus a “fix” at 40mm. You can repeat this on the iPhone XR or iPhone 11 with their “widths” only in the photo editor, and then conditionally.

All in all, iPhone 11 owners walk past my favorite lens. But what’s new it will give buyers of the iPhone 11 Pro?

IPhone 11 Pro telephoto lens specifications

The TV set in the iPhone 11 Pro consists of six lenses and shoots photos at 12 megapixels. Pixel size 1.0 μm (micrometer). Focal length 52 mm, aperture ƒ / 2.0.

What are the differences here (and not only here) from the iPhone XS?

First, the aperture has finally been improved. What’s in X, what’s in XS / 2.4 is now 0.4 less.

In simple terms, the telephoto can now capture a little more light and blur the background a little more, even without portrait mode. ƒ / 2.0 matches the minimum aperture of many prime lenses for full-size cameras.

From a technical point of view, this is a big achievement for Apple and mobile photography in general. For you to understand, the Samsung Galaxy Note10 telephoto can “fall” to ƒ / 2.1, and the Huawei P30 Pro. and at all only to ƒ / 3.4.

This is a photo on an iPhone 11 Pro telephoto without the software blur effect.

Secondly, “televik” now shoots photos brighter and more detailed at the same time. Yes, the fact is logical according to the previous point, but you still need to talk about this separately.

See, here’s a tutorial on how telephoto lenses generally work on the iPhone. If there is a lot of light in the frame, then it actually works. As soon as the light “leaves”, the lens turns off automatically. it is replaced by the main camera (“shirik”) with the support of digital zoom. It is worse than the natural optical one in the “telephoto”: more noise, less detail.

On the XS and X, the telephoto was very moody. If he doesn’t like it, he’s just say goodbye and hello to the digital zoom. On the iPhone 11 Pro, he became more patient. Changing the camera during the day is an exception to the rule both in cloudy weather and during the day indoors.

This means that photos on the telephoto lens of the iPhone 11 Pro will more often be captured on it, with a real optical zoom. The quality is better, the details are not lost in post-processing. I hope I explained more or less, my metaphors are not very good today.

Thirdly, portrait mode works at close range. I first noticed this during the shooting, then I looked at the characteristics and made sure. everything is logical with such an aperture upgrade.

No more nervously shaking the camera or walking far away trying to shoot something with a blur effect. The arm’s length is enough for the iPhone 11 Pro to successfully activate the effect.

It is difficult to explain what is so amazing here. It’s just that I was constantly bothered by the messages “step away” on the iPhone X. You stand and juggle the iPhone for 10 seconds, squat, take a step back there is no such thing anymore, and therefore I’m glad.

In general, any upgrade of this module will suit me, so I’m almost 100% satisfied here. He has only one drawback associated with the night mode (or rather, its absence).

How the frame changes depending on the lens, iPhone 11 Pro

iPhone 11 Pro quickly switches between three lenses, so you instantly have access to all three cameras for any creative task. Here’s what to expect by changing the scope:

Left to right: telephoto (2x), wide-angle (1x), ultra-wide (, 5)


Main (wide) camera

Ultra wide-angle camera

Review of cameras iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Two is good, but three is better

Apple has long been required to take iPhone cameras more seriously. Cupertinos listened, but how attentively?

We’ve written reviews of the smartphones themselves. catch up if you missed: iPhone 11 review and iPhone 11 Pro review.

This article will focus exclusively on cameras, their capabilities, changes after the iPhone XS and personal impressions of shooting.

I will give photos for each camera, some of them will have sliders. I warn you: because of this, the article “weighs” a lot, so it may take longer than usual to load.

Battery and autonomy of the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro

Battery life is surprisingly better on the iPhone 11 Pro than on the iPhone 12 Pro. The claimed 18 hours of viewing for the 2019 flagship video versus 17 hours for the new product can in fact be considered an additional 10-15% battery life in normal scenarios.

The flagship of 2020 received a battery with a reduced capacity in comparison with the iPhone 11 Pro. 2 815 mAh versus 3 046 mAh, respectively.

The advantage of the iPhone 12 Pro over last year’s flagship is the ability to work with fast wireless magnetic charging MagSafe (sold separately), which allows you to charge your smartphone with up to 15W.

Design and dimensions of the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro

The dimensions of the iPhone 12 Pro have increased (but only slightly) relative to its predecessor. Now the smartphone has dimensions of 146.7 × 71.5 × 7.4 mm and weighs 187 g. In turn, the iPhone 11 Pro was slightly smaller, but thicker. 144 × 71.4 × 8.1 mm and weighed 188 g. this is due to the increase in screen diagonal. 6.1 inches for the iPhone 12 Pro and 5.8 inches for the iPhone 11 Pro. The minimum changes in the dimensions of the 2020 flagship are associated with a decrease in the frames around the screen.

The novelty received a new design with sharp edges and pronounced ends, repeating the style used in the iPhone 4 and the new iPad.

The iPhone 11 Pro has a design characteristic of the entire model cycle since the days of the iPhone X. with rounded edges. On the back of both smartphones there is a module typical of the Pro line with three cameras and a flash.

The front panel of the iPhone 12 Pro has received additional protection Ceramic Shield, thanks to which the risk of damage to the display is reduced by 4 times. The back panel remains glass, the material of the frames also remains the same. surgical stainless steel.

The iPhone 11 Pro has both tempered glass panels.

Both models received four color options. And if silver and gold repeat each other, then space gray and dark green in the iPhone 11 Pro have been replaced, respectively, by graphite and Pacific blue.

Conclusion: If the dimensions of both models practically do not differ, then the change in design is much more important. And a new color can also become a determining factor for someone when choosing.

Water resistance of iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro

The iPhone 12 Pro claims to be IP68 waterproof, the same class as the iPhone 11 Pro. But the 2020 model can be submerged 6 meters in water for half an hour, while last year’s flagship. only 4 meters for the same half hour.

IPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro display

If the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro were different sizes, then this year that has changed. The iPhone 12 Pro received a 6.1-inch screen, just like the iPhone 12. Compared to last year’s firmware, there was an increase in the display. the iPhone 11 Pro was equipped with a 5.8-inch display. But it’s not just size. The matrix has remained the same. it is Super Retina XDR, but the resolution has increased slightly. If in the iPhone 11 Pro it was 2436 × 1125 pixels, which was a density of 458 dpi, then the iPhone 12 Pro received a screen with a resolution of 2532 × 1170 pixels with a density of 460 dpi. The increase in resolution can be associated with the increase in the diagonal of the display itself.

Other screen characteristics of the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro remain the same: 2,000,000: 1 contrast ratio, HDR support, True Tone technology, P3 wide color gamut, standard brightness of 800 cd / m2 and up to 1200 cd / m2 in HDR mode. The novelty has not received an improvement in the refresh rate of the screen to 90 or 120 Hz.

Conclusion: The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro models have great screens. The new item has a slightly larger display, due to this, the diagonal has also grown. There is no difference in quality, it’s all about size. But given the similar dimensions of the case, the advantage is clearly in the iPhone 12 Pro with its thin frames around the enlarged screen.

Processor and performance of the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro

iPhone 12 Pro is based on the new A14 Bionic processor, which is Apple’s fastest processor to date. It has a new, fourth generation system Neural Engine. A14 Bionic is made with 5nm technology, which promises to increase its energy efficiency.

iPhone 11 Pro review: the BEST camera on a phone

Last year’s iPhone 11 Pro is powered by the 7nm A13 Bionic. The processor itself is about 20% slower than the new product, the neural processor has 2 times fewer cores, which makes it 80% slower, and machine learning is 70% weaker.

It is worth noting the new type of RAM in the iPhone 12 Pro. This is LPDDR5, whereas the predecessor had LPDDR4X. Its volume has also increased. the new flagship received 6 GB, whereas last year the iPhone 11 Pro had only 4 GB of RAM. The available options for the built-in storage differ slightly. The iPhone 12 Pro has a minimum of 128GB of storage, with 256GB and 512GB options. But the iPhone 11 Pro has a base 64 GB, while other options are the same as the older model. 256 and 512 GB.

Conclusion: Despite the apparent superiority in numbers of the iPhone 12 Pro over last year’s brother, in practice, this will hardly be noticeable. A slight difference can be seen in complex scenarios when processing video. The A13 Bionic is still out of reach for most of the competition, and the iPhone 11 Pro is fast enough without any lag or lag. But for the future, of course, the backlog of the new iPhone 12 Pro seems to be the best, including the base volume of the drive.

IPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro cameras

Both smartphones received a module with three cameras with a resolution of 12 MP each: wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle and telephoto. Their parameters are also similar. The super-width got an f / 2.4 aperture, a telephoto f / 2.0 aperture, the differences in a wide-angle camera. The iPhone 12 Pro has an f / 1.6 aperture, while the iPhone 11 Pro has an f / 1.8 aperture. Both smartphones are presented to us as professional, so they support the most famous chips of their generation: Night mode, Deep Fusion. Nevertheless, the iPhone 12 Pro was taught to shoot in Night mode with both wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle cameras, as well as portraits, in addition, the smartphone received support for Smart HDR 3 and the Apple ProRAW format.

An example of shooting with an ultra wide-angle camera in night mode on iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro:

Smartphones have the same zoom capabilities. 4x optical (2x for zooming in and 2x for zooming out) and 10x digital.

The possibilities of shooting video have been preserved. This is, as before, 4K at 24, 30 or 60 frames per second or HD video 1080p at 30 or 60 frames per second. Slow-motion video shooting capabilities are the same for both smartphones. 1080p at 120 or 240 frames per second. But at the same time, the iPhone 12 Pro received new features. shooting HDR video in the Dolby Vision standard at up to 60 frames per second and Time Lapse in Night mode. Other features remain unchanged: audio zoom, optical stabilization, Quick Take, optical and digital zoom.

In addition, the iPhone 12 Pro introduces a LiDAR laser rangefinder to improve autofocus performance in low light conditions.

An example of a portrait shot on iPhone 12 Pro in Night Mode:

The front-facing TrueDepth camera also received a few changes. there was support for Smart HDR 3 for photos and HDR for video in the Dolby Vision standard, as well as the ability to shoot selfies in Night mode.

The front camera retains a resolution of 12 MP and an aperture of f / 2.2, as in the iPhone 11 Pro.

You can find a detailed review of the iPhone 12 Pro cameras on this page.

Takeaway: The cameras on the iPhone 11 Pro were considered great anyway. The new flagship shoots better in the dark. The main wide-angle module received the most changes, while the rest will be able to take better pictures due to the work of new software algorithms. But a more powerful processor will help the iPhone 12 Pro handle photos and videos better, with new HDR modes. And the emergence of a new format will undoubtedly delight professionals.

Comparison of iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro: all the differences

Presentations of new iPhones always cause serious public interest. After all, the company’s flagships have a significant impact on the entire market, setting trends for the next year. It is no coincidence that iPhones are not shy about copying and imitating it. Apple has already accustomed everyone to a three-year cycle of updating the design of their smartphones. With the release of the iPhone 12 Pro series, a new era has begun. And the previous flagship seems to be becoming a part of history.

Nevertheless, the iPhone 11 Pro could not become very outdated in a year and is still available for sale (from official resellers). In this article, we will make a comparison between the current flagship iPhone 12 Pro and last year’s. iPhone 11 Pro and see how much the new “proshka” turned out to be better than its predecessor.

Comparison of cameras iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro

Should I pay extra for a third lens??

There are fewer differences between the camera systems of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro than users are accustomed to seeing in previous models, but they are, and the appleinsider team decided to study them. There is no doubt that Pro cameras have more features, but whether most users need them is a question.

Several functions provided by the third lens

All recent iPhones have the same 12MP True Depth front cameras. Therefore, the difference between the models with and without the Pro prefix is ​​the presence of the latter with a third 52mm telephoto lens on the rear panel. It provides Pro phones with 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom. The iPhone 11 only has a 5x digital zoom, it doesn’t have an optical zoom at all.

The new iPhone lineup has amazing portrait modes. In general, they are equally good on both Pro and regular smartphones. However, professional models can use stereoscopic portrait mode in conjunction with 2x optical zoom. iPhone 11 can’t do that.

In terms of video, all the latest iPhones can shoot at the same frame rate and resolution. True, thanks to the telephoto lens, the Pro can shoot at 6x digital zoom, while the iPhone 11 is limited to 3x.

Both iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro feature next-generation Apple Smart HDR and a new Night Mode. All smartphones here will be equally high-end. Only the lazy did not speak about how good the night mode of the new iPhones is.

Last year, the difference between the camera capabilities of the iPhone XR and the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max was clear. Things are different now, the iPhone 11 is much closer to the iPhone 11 Pro than their predecessors are to each other. Therefore, if three cameras is the only reason why you like the Pro, then most likely it is not worth overpaying for this model. iPhone 11 will give almost the same experience.

TrueDepth Selfie Camera with Face ID

Recently, somewhere out of the corner of my eye I read that American psychiatrists recognized the selfie as a mental disorder and gave it the name “selfie”. I don’t know, I don’t know. I love selfies. The iPhone 11 Pro Max has a 12MP selfie camera above the display (versus 7MP in the previous model). The TrueDepth camera also supports next-generation Smart HDR, portrait mode, and can record 4K video at 60fps and Face ID is 30% faster.

Night mode for shooting in the dark

Night Mode is a feature in the iOS 13 Camera app for the iPhone 11 range that automatically turns on when the lighting is dim, such as in the semi-darkness of a night alley, or by candlelight in a dusk living room. The result is impressive. Just imagine that at night, when shooting handheld, you get a natural, clear, rich color photo. And, what is valuable, it looks exactly like a night scene. Here, as in Smart HDR, artificial intelligence is involved with its neural networks and machine learning.

Night mode turns on automatically in low light conditions. At the time of shooting, the camera analyzes the scene and determines how many frames must be captured to create an adequate image, then captures a series of frames with different exposures in the buffer for a specified period of time from 1 to 30 seconds. In my practice, the time span was from 1 to 8 seconds. True, 8 seconds was when shooting with a tripod. If the device is stationary, more frames are captured to obtain the best possible image. Then the artificial intelligence analyzes each frame in real time, aligns them relative to each other based on the gyroscope data, adjusts the tone and color, eliminates noise, enhances the details and combines them into a complete picture.

Tip: Optical stabilization of each captured frame allows you to get a sharp handheld shot in a time interval of up to 3 seconds. However, attaching the unit to a tripod will produce better images. Try to keep the movement in the frame as small as possible, all moving objects will turn out to be blurry. However, sometimes blur is very useful 🙂

On previous iPhones, it is impossible to get a full “night” photo. Only thanks to the latest wide-angle camera sensor, the night mode has reached the proper level and now fully lives up to its name.

Someone might argue that “night” mode has long existed in third-party photography applications. To this I will answer that, for example, the “night” plug-in Lowlight in my beloved ProCamera did not lie nearby. Even if you mount your iPhone on a tripod, night photos taken with the ProCamera are darker and grayer.

The photo on the left was taken with hands using the “Camera” system application, ISO 1000, exposure 0.5 sec. The photo on the right was also shot handheld. ProCamera, Lowlight plug-in for night shooting, ISO 2000, exposure 1/8 sec. In the alley, pitch darkness, somewhere, about fifty meters away, a lonely lantern is shining.

Note: Night mode only works on wide-angle cameras.

Camera application

The Camera app built into iOS13 for the iPhone 11 range has been completely redesigned. Now in the iPhone 11 Pro, when shooting with wide-angle and tele lenses, the entire display surface has become operational. and we see the continuation of the scene outside the frame. The viewfinder of a Leica M-type camera is similarly designed, with a field of view that is larger than the frame, allowing you to observe the space outside of it.

Apple engineers have managed to synchronize the three camera system so that the scene in and out of the frame looks like a single whole, although the scene outside is displayed by a different, wider-angle camera. For example, if a telephoto camera is selected, the out-of-frame scene is captured by the wide-angle camera. You quickly get used to it, as to something completely natural. But this is magic, friends! Seeing more than what gets into the frame means being able to clarify the composition of the frame in time, placing there something that should not be outside of it.

Hint: Due to the appearance of new functions, the usual camera interface has changed beyond recognition. it took more space to place all the settings and, in order not to clutter up the screen, they were hidden. It took me a while to figure out where to look for them. Previously, they were in plain sight. I didn’t immediately realize that the nondescript gray chevron at the top of the display is the key to the settings. Tap on the chevron or swipe up on the camera screen to open the settings panel above the shutter button.

However, the developers of the application went even further and made it so that when the “Capture photo outside the frame” option is enabled, two frames will be recorded. the original one and the one that was outside its boundaries. An unused auxiliary snapshot will be automatically deleted from memory after 30 days. Why save an auxiliary snapshot? For example, to eliminate perspective distortions that have arisen when shooting architecture, or to straighten a littered horizon mowing line. You will have in stock a part of the scene that was not included in the frame, which will be used by the program to fill in the voids that have arisen during the correction process. Photo Editor for iOS13 introduces perspective distortion correction. I am glad! Previously, this required the use of third-party programs such as Adobe Lightroom.

By the way, all of the above is also true for video recording in QuickTake mode.

Photo and video editing in Photo Editor is indestructible. You can make any corrective manipulations and, if necessary, roll back to the original at any time.

Tip: To have the camera capture out-of-frame subjects while taking a photo, open Settings Camera, then turn on the Capture Out-of-Frame option.

Also worth mentioning is the QuickTake function, available only for the iPhone 11 range. While in previous generations, holding the shutter button in Photo mode triggers a burst of photos, on the eleventh iPhones, this action starts video recording. For continuous shooting of a photo, you need to move the shutter button to the left, and for fixing a video, to the right. Out of Frame Capture for QuickTake movies is enabled by default. It can be turned off in the Camera settings.

Deep Fusion. a system for improving image quality

Designed specifically for the iPhone 11 range, Deep Fusion is a prime example of the fantastic power of computational photography. The technology is designed to improve detail and reduce noise in photos when shooting in low to medium light conditions when Smart HDR mode is not required. Here, instead of high-aperture optics and a large sensor, it uses a combination of artificial intelligence with incredible computing power, which is provided by the innovative A13 Bionic processor and the advanced Neural Engine machine learning technologies.

Before you press the shutter button, the camera will have time to capture eight frames into the buffer. four of them with fast shutter speeds to capture the movement, the other four with normal ones. They will update continuously until the button is pressed. At the time of shooting, the final shot is taken and artificial intelligence comes into play. At this stage, something complex and incomprehensible happens. neural networks, machine learning and other “crazy science of computational photography”. Deep Fusion detects faces, sky, trees, tissues, optimizes them separately, then combines them into a balanced image with pure colors, worked out textures, details in highlights and shadows. Everything about everything takes about a second in the background. The photographer will not even notice this, continuing to shoot.

Snapshot using Deep Fusion technology. The technology is currently in beta testing and is improving with each new iteration. For comparison, two fragments are shown below: the left one from this photo, the right one from the photo taken last year’s iPhone XS Max. Both pictures are excellent, but on this one the textures are better worked out, small details are clearer, on a paper print this picture will be more effective. 52mm lens.

To see a full-size snapshot, click on the picture, then when it opens, right-click on it and select the “Open image in a new tab” command from the context menu. © Andrey Bezukladnikov / Photographer.ru

Note: Deep Fusion runs automatically in the background and has no settings. Doesn’t work with a super wide-angle camera.

Day and even longer without electricity

You don’t like it when your smartphone turns off at the most inopportune moment and you need to keep this in mind, regularly checking how long the charge will last? What gift would be able to forget about it? Well, Apple engineers have ensured that the iPhone 11 Pro Max lasts longer, and its performance has increased compared to last year’s flagship. The new processor is 20% faster than the A12 Bionic and uses 30%.40% less power. The processor is faster, the graphics are faster, everything is faster, and the battery is consumed more slowly!

For about 36 hours, charging my iPhone is enough with active use. I shoot, listen, watch, read. By the way, the set with the iPhone 11 Pro comes with a charger for fast charging. in half an hour from 0 to 50%, and completely in 100 minutes.

Note: iOS 13 has an “Optimized Charge” feature for your battery. The OS reduces battery wear and tear by shortening the time it takes to fully charge your iPhone. IPhone uses machine learning to determine your daily charging schedule. Read more about this feature on the Apple website.

Magic video with audio zoom

Each of the three cameras on the iPhone 11 Pro is capable of 4K HDR video recording at 60 frames per second. To keep the image from shaking when shooting handheld, all three cameras use cinematic image stabilization, and the wide-angle and telephoto cameras are also equipped with optical stabilization. A valuable enhancement is the audio zoom function for synchronizing sound with images. The microphone captures the sound of that part of the space that falls into the frame, leveling out extraneous noise outside its borders.

Unfortunately, I am not able to professionally test the video mode, because I belong to the photographic workshop, and this is a fundamentally different profession, despite the fact that in the digital age, photography and video turned out to be neighbors within the same device. Of course, I shot various videos, and was very pleased with the result, but showing these amateurish sketches is somehow awkward. Better watch this video by Los Angeles-based professional director and cameraman Matteo Bertoli, which brilliantly reveals the capabilities of the iPhone 11 Pro Max camcorder.

IPhone 11 Pro Max camera test by a professional photographer

On September 20, the global sales of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro started, including in Russia. This means that I have been using the iPhone 11 Pro Max for almost two months now and am ready to share my impressions.

Keywords: triple camera system, perfect color rendering, perfect display, world’s fastest smartphone processor, unprecedented battery life.

The triple camera system is ingenious!

The triple camera system was the iPhone 11 Pro’s most anticipated innovation. Why a system? Because all three cameras work not only separately, but are a software and hardware complex, the synergetic capabilities of which are many times greater than each of the cameras. than 800 engineers are developing and improving camera technologies, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

iPhone 11 Pro Cameras in Action!

Camera Focal length Aperture Matrix Stabilization
Super wide angle 13 mm f / 2.4 12 megapixels Software
Wide angle 26 mm f / 1.8 12 megapixels Optical
Telephoto 52 mm f / 2.0 12 megapixels Optical
  • New 120-degree ultra wide-angle camera.
  • New generation wide-angle camera with 100% FOCUS pixels for lightning-fast autofocus.
  • Telephoto camera with 40% increased luminosity.
  • “Night mode” for taking a good picture in low light. In this case, the elaboration of highlights and shadows is achieved by the joint work of the matrix with the software and the super-powerful A13 Bionic processor.
  • Deep Fusion for high image quality in low to medium light conditions.
  • Next-generation Smart HDR for adequate color and tone reproduction in bright contrasting lighting.
  • Improved portrait mode with the ability to switch between tele and wide-angle lenses.
  • 4K 60fps video with HDR and cinematic image stabilization.

Some “witty” tech bloggers compare the triple camera to an electric shaver or an electric stove. I will compare it to the objective turret of a professional movie camera. In my opinion, this is the most accurate and fair comparison. Although, of course, the swivel turret is far from the smooth, seamless lens changing of the iPhone 11 Pro Max.