You've probably learned enough about the design, features, and operation of the second model from the top in Apple’s 2021 smartphone range, the iPhone 13 Pro. This article provides a detailed account of the specifications, pros, and cons of the iPhone 13 Pro camera. As both the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max share the same camera setup, you will get the review of two here. It is much more advanced than the iPhone 12 lineups. The sensor of the primary camera is much larger, and its aperture is much faster than its predecessors. You will find the sensor-shift OIS in the iPhone 13 that was previously featured only in Pro Max phones. In the ultra-wide camera, there is a new PDAF autofocus feature and the aperture is much faster too. The Tele lens provides 3 times more magnification than the primary one.
Specifications of iPhone 13 pro camera
In the iPhone 13 pro, you will get a 12 MP primary camera with a 1.9µm pixels sensor, 26 mm equivalent f/1.5-aperture lens, Dual Pixel AF, and sensor-shift OIS. The ultra-wide and Tele cameras come with 12 MP sensors too. The ultra-wide lens is of 13mm equivalent f/1.8-aperture, and the Tele lens is of 77mm equivalent f/2.8-aperture. A LiDAR scanner is available for the rear camera. You can shoot 4K videos at 24, 25, 30, or 60 fps. The cinematic mode of videos allows you to record at a shallow depth of field i.e. full HD at 30 fps. HDR video recording is available with Dolby Vision.
Pros of iPhone 13 pro camera
Autofocus is commendable, its White balance is good, and gives proper warm quick and exact. and cool tones according to the requirement. But some experts have preferred Google Pixel 6 Pro more in this category. The target exposure is accurate, as well as repeatable. The skin tones of models are properly enhanced in the photos in all light situations. It works well even if you are shooting backlit photos of the model, but not a silhouette. Whether you are shooting indoors or outdoors, you will be able to capture good details with it. Now, if we talk about the videos, there you will again get a perfect white balance, be it while shooting indoors or outdoors. The transitions from one scene to another are smooth. The target audience is equally well too. Videos would have a pretty good dynamic range. You can track the focus while shooting videos easily. You can also record ProRes video, ProRAW stills, and portrait stills in Night mode.
Cons of iPhone 13 pro camera
The main negative point with the camera of the iPhone 13 pro that experts are alluding to, is the creation of noise while shooting low light situations. The same problem persists whether you shoot with a primary, an ultra-wide, or a Tele lens. The texture is not always good in videos. You might face a problem when shooting with models indoors, especially when you are not using the flash. The faces are not always well exposed in these cases. Residual motion is formed. Sharpness differs from one frame to another. The dynamic range you get while shooting high-contrasting videos is limited. Lens flare and ghosting issues might occur in low light conditions. There is a complaint with the white balance too. Not all the white balance variations are equally credible. Details are limited in long-range zoom photos.
Written By Sanga Basu, Content Writer, WPC.