iPhone 15 camera photo and video samples: Galaxy and Pixel should steal Apple’s camera tricks soon

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Apple claims for this year iPhone 15 Pro The camera system is pretty flashy but the new 5x zoom camera in the iPhone 15 Pro Max will get most of the attention, I think it might be one of the smaller iPhone camera upgrades this year. Completely revamped portrait mode, better night mode, brand new 24MP photos, space-saving 48MP JPEG, new focal length, a new action button that lets you launch the camera and use its physical shutter key, spatial (3D) video, upgraded Lens coating etc.If all of the above doesn’t sound more exciting than “5x optical zoom” to you, then you probably don’t understand what a potential difference new software-enabled camera features can make to photo and video quality on the iPhone 15. And iPhone 15 Pro.

So, let’s break new ground iPhone 15 Pro And iPhone 15 Pro Max Camera features (provided by Apple) with sample photos and videos and most importantly, I tell you what I think are the biggest and the smallest. iPhone 15 Pro The camera gets an upgrade when it comes to real-world use.

You might be surprised…

A major upgrade to the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro cameras may be the last reason to upgrade the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s 5x zoom camera this year.

Undoubtedly, all the buzz around its new “magical” zoom camera iPhone 15 Pro Max Any of the others will be overshadowed iPhone 15 Camera upgrade on social media. That’s why I talked about it in this lengthy iPhone 15 Pro Max camera story.However, I feel that the rest of the cameras have been introduced with upgrades iPhone 15 Pro And iPhone 15 Pro Max For 95% of people who buy new it will make a huge difference in daily use iPhone 15/iPhone 15 Pro.

What’s different about some of these improvements is that they’re available on some Android flagship phones now, and while we don’t know if Apples phones will do it “better later” (as is often the case), they’re far more practical and practical than switching to a 3x to 5x zoom camera. Sounds more exciting.

Apple’s brand new portrait mode will be the most useful and most used new camera feature iPhone 15 And iPhone 15 Pro (so far)

with iPhone 15 And with the iPhone 15 Pro, for the first time, iPhone users can take portrait mode photos without first switching to portrait mode. When there’s a person, dog, or cat in the frame, or when you tap to focus, iPhone 15 And iPhone 15 Pro It will automatically capture depth information, so you can choose to turn your photo into a portrait later in the Photos app.Meanwhile, in another Android-inspired portrait mode upgrade, iPhone 15 And iPhone 15 Pro Users can adjust the focus point after taking the photo. Sure, Apple might be 4-5 years late with this but if the demo is anything to go by, this feature should work like magic.

I wouldn’t underestimate the importance of the portrait mode upgrade coming to everyone iPhone 15 The convenience of not having to think about whether the model is in portrait mode is more than many people realize. You can open your camera app, take a photo of someone/something, and then decide if you want an artistic background blur in your photo. You can also adjust the focus point.

iPhone 15 And iPhone 15 Pro Now their 48MP cameras will take 24MP photos by default and this will finally make iPhone photos look more natural.

The interesting detail here is that the “pixel-binning” trick isn’t unique to the iPhone—in fact, the opposite is true. Android phones have been taking advantage of this “trick” to take better photos for years. However, it does mean that Apple managed to pull the trigger on everyone (again) by potentially taking the smartphone industry in a new (camera) direction by being the first phone maker willing to leave behind the 12MP photo standard.

iPhone 15 And iPhone 15 Pro Will now take 24MP photos by default. Unfortunately, it’s still not 100% clear how Apple is going to pull this off. According to my understanding, iPhone 15 And iPhone 15 Pro It’ll take a 12MP photo and a 48MP photo and combine them to create a 24MP image that’s detailed and bright at the same time, which sounds great but feels very strange (I don’t think we’ve seen this camera trick on any other phone. ).Either way, the advantage of 24MP photos versus the 12MP photos taken by any other phone will help iPhone 15 And iPhone 15 Pro Produce noticeably sharper photos with (hopefully) more authentic detail instead of the infamous Apple-style oversharpening I’ve been criticizing for years. Without a doubt, this could be one of the most meaningful upgrades to the iPhone camera in years.

More iPhone 15 And iPhone 15 Pro Camera upgrades enabled by software can eventually fix major issues iPhone 14 Pro’s camera

In addition to the big changes to the default photo resolution and portrait mode, Apple has also added some other important software and hardware upgrades. iPhone 15 And the iPhone 15 Pro that can make “all the difference”…
  • 28mm-35mm (1.2x, 1.5x zoom) focal length added to the main camera – you’ll be able to take more professional-looking photos with your primary camera without losing quality
  • In the new action button iPhone 15 Pro One click to launch the camera app and can even be used as an actual shutter key once you’re in the camera app
  • The iPhone 15 Pro And iPhone 15 Pro Max Get spatial video / 3D video capture now for viewing on Apple Vision Pro (available later this year); Note that vanilla models do not get this feature due to their camera layout
  • New lens coating on iPhone 15 And iPhone 15 Pro It promises to reduce lens flare, which seems necessary given the ongoing issues with lens flare. iPhone 14iPhone 13, iPhone 12, etc.
  • Smart HDR 5 promises to help you capture more balanced photos in more challenging lighting conditions, such as when you shoot in sunlight or in front of a window; Apple also says that people’s faces (and skin tones) will now be represented more accurately – a big upgrade as the iPhone 14 Pro struggles in this area compared to other phones.
  • You can now choose to lock the white balance in video mode (from the camera section in settings), which should help with the iPhone’s inconsistent auto white balance issues in video mode (where the phone often turns blue/yellow suddenly depending on the scene. lighting conditions).
  • Apple has promised that Night Mode photos will now be more detailed and colorful than before, but we’ll have to test it iPhone 14 ProTo find Pixel 7 Pro and Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • With iOS 17, you can now take 48MP JPEG photos from the iPhone’s Camera app (available at iPhone 15 And iPhone 14)

Apple new iPhone 15 And iPhone 15 Pro The camera system looks more powerful than ever but still lacks the fun “wow factor” of Android cameras

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Finally, to wrap up this super-long introduction iPhone 15 Pro And iPhone 15 Pro The Max’s Camera Upgrade I’d say I stand by my theory that the aforementioned features should make the iPhone’s cameras feel “new,” even though the hardware in the Pro series hasn’t changed much from last year.It has new camera features iPhone 15 And iPhone 15 Pro Making the iPhone camera not only more powerful and versatile, but also more interesting, is what most people care about. Now, is the iPhone’s camera as fun as the Pixel’s? Not really. But I guess Apple will get there eventually… like in five years or so.

The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro still lack some camera features that Android phones have had for years.

Finally, and I know many of you will bring this up anyway, I feel obligated to underline this iPhone 15 And iPhone 15 Pro Android flagship phones still lack some notable camera upgrades that have been around for a while now:

  • Despite the new 5x zoom camera, the iPhone 15 Pro Max However, many zoom cameras don’t (eg Galaxy S23 Ultra) and certainly won’t match the Galaxy in super-long range zoom photos (beyond 10x).
  • In case you didn’t know, the primary camera of iPhone 15 Pro And iPhone 15 Pro Max is the same as used in iPhone 14 Pro, meaning Apple’s premium flagships are still relatively far from the 1-inch sensors of the best Chinese camera phones on the market; The 1-inch sensor provides a natural blur in photos and videos that the iPhone can’t match
  • Despite the return of macro mode, the iPhone still doesn’t have a super-macro camera like the Huawei P60 Pro, which takes some of the most impressive photos ever taken on a phone (give it to Google).
  • By the looks of it, the iPhone 15 The “real camera” color science series like Xiaomi 13 Ultra (Leica) or Oppo Find X6 Pro (Hasselblad) is also missing, which is disappointing considering. iPhone 14 Pro Was prone to oversaturating photos
  • Despite being slightly more funky, the iPhone 15’s camera still lacks some of the software features that make some Android phones more useful and interesting (think: Magic Eraser, Action Pan, etc.).

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