iPhone 11 Pro Detailed Camera Review Triple camera setup on the iPhone 11 Pro. For quite some time now, the iPhone is not packing in the best set of cameras in the market. The cameras were still good and could deliver some amazing looking images.
But it had been falling way behind competition both in terms of hardware i.e the number of cameras and the software which now on most phones heavily rely on computational photography.
So this year with the iPhone 11 Pro, Apple decided to step up their camera game. They aren’t doing anything crazy like 20x hybrid or 50x digital zoom, and periscope cameras from Huawei and some other manufacturers. But with the Normal and a 2x telephoto lens that we had on the iPhone XS and XS Max, iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max now have an ultra-wide lens.
Before checking out the specs of all these cameras, and the image and video samples they can take, If you are new to this channel, please make sure to hit the subscribe button and the bell icon next to it.
That way, you won’t miss out on any of the amazing videos coming up on this channel. So out of the 3 cameras, the primary one gets a 12-megapixel sensor with F/1.8 aperture, 26mm lens and OIS. It also gets 100% focus pixels, so it is very fast and accurate at setting and switching the focus.
The second camera also gets a 12-megapixel sensor with F/2.0 aperture, 52mm lens and OIS. This camera gives us a 2x optical zoom. And the 3rd new camera again has a 12-megapixel sensor with F/2.4 aperture, and this one gets a 13mm ultra-wide-angle lens. All 3 cameras combined, give us a 4x optical zoom out ranging from 0.5x on the ultra-wide lens, to 2x on the telephoto lens.
You can shoot 4K videos in 24,30 and 60fps with all the cameras. And we now get extended dynamic range for videos up to 60fps. You can also shoot 1080p videos in 30,60,120 or 240fps. At the front, iPhone 11 Pro comes with a new 12-megapixel True Depth camera with F/2.2 aperture, Nextgen Smart HDR for photos, and has the ability to shoot 1080p 120fps slow-motion videos, and 4K 24,30 and 60fps videos.
With these specifications out of the way, let us now get to the image and video samples from the iPhone 11 Pro. Since I have got this phone, the weather has been all over the place. Which means I got to take images in dull cloudy situations, in conditions when it was raining, and some images even in bright sunlight. So after watching this video, you will get a fairly good idea, of how the iPhone 11 Pro handles all these lighting conditions.
The 12-megapixel primary sensor is mostly similar to last year, but with the new image processing algorithm, it manages to deliver much sharper and detailed looking images. These images look very natural, and not too over-processed, like from some of the other smartphones.
And the colors appear natural and just as they are in real life. There is no saturation boost or AI scene detection, so this is one of the rare smartphones, which will give you the exact representation of the colors and the dynamic range of the scene.
Speaking of the dynamic range, the new SmartHDR algorithm gives excellent results. With the iPhone XS, last year Apple introduced SmartHDR, which helped a lot in high dynamic range situations. But it did not perform the best in all lighting conditions.
This year, they have made some changes to the algorithm, and now with SmartHDR and semantic rendering working together, images that we take look better than ever. And now you get this amazing extended dynamic range while shooting 4K 60fps videos as well. Coming to the close-up shots. Remember that the primary camera now comes with 100% focus pixels?