13 Sep 2019
#TechBytes: 5 best camera features in iPhone 11 Pro family
The iPhones have always been great at photography, but the latest 'Pro' members of the iPhone 11 family are way better.
They incorporate a triple rear camera setup, first-ever on an iPhone model, and deliver some incredible shooting capabilities into the hands of photography lovers.
Let's take a look at the biggest camera features they have on offer.
First, let's look at the capabilities of these three cameras
The wide and telephoto sensors feature 6-element lenses with 26mm and 52mm focal length, respectively.
Meanwhile, the ultrawide one packs a 5-element lens with 13mm focal length and 120-degree field of view.
Incredible landscape shots
The ultra-wide lens on the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max allows for an incredible 120-degree field of view.
Though Android phones have been providing this tech for a long while, it is the first time an iPhone is incorporating the same.
The Cupertino giant says it will cover four times more scene than the main wide lens, making your landscapes even more alluring.
Night Mode for crisp low light images
The iPhone 11 family is also bringing a Night Mode on board.
The feature, which has been seen on plenty of Android phones, activates on sensing low-light environments and brightens up the shot using intelligent software.
It isn't clear how the feature works but we expect it to take shots with multiple exposures, like Pixel 3, to produce crisp color images with minimal noise.
QuickTake to shoot videos
After providing the option to capture photos while recording videos, Apple is going the other way round.
The company is offering a feature called QuickTake, giving iPhone 11 Pro users a way to record videos while taking stills.
You just have to hold the camera while taking a photo to record short GIF-like video or slide it right for a full-fledged clip.
Ultra-wide selfies and 'slofies'
Apple has also upgraded the front-camera setup of the iPhones with a 12-megapixel TrueDepth camera instead of the 7MP shooter.
It carries a wider field of view, which comes into play when you flip the phone into landscape mode and captures more people in the frame.
The front camera is also capable of recording 1080p videos at up to 240fps, which Apple calls 'slofies'.
Deep Fusion photo processing
Finally, taking a page out of Google's book, Apple is bringing AI-based 'Deep Fusion' photo processing into the iPhone 11 family.
The feature takes a series of long and short exposure shots when you are framing the subject in the viewfinder.
Then, as you hit the shutter, it combines and processes those images pixel-by-pixel to produce a master image with minimal noise and incredible details.