iPhone 12 camera specifications – Pro Max takes the crown

On 13 October, Apple introduced its latest flagship iPhones, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini which grant powerful features at an affordable price. They are sold alongside more expensive iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. A person who does not require Pro camera functions can opt for the iPhone 12 and 12 mini.

With four models on sale, people might not be sure which iPhone 12 camera is the best one for them. Check our comparison and we might be able to clear out the confusion by breaking it down for you.

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini Camera specs

The camera specs for both these models are identical as well as the video specs.

Stills camera:

  • Dual 12MP camera system(Ultra Wide and Wide)
  • Ultra Wide: f/2.4 aperture. Wide: f/1.6 aperture.
  • Night mode
  • Deep Fusion
  • Optical image stabilization.
  • 2x optical zoom out. Digital zoom up to 5x.
  • Brighter True Tone flash with Slow Sync.
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control.
  • Portrait Lighting with six effects; Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High-Key Mono.
  • Smart HDR 3 for photos.

Video:

  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 30 fps
  • Optical image stabilization for video
  • 2x optical zoom out. Digital zoom up to 3x
  • Audio zoom
  • QuickTake video
  • Slow-motion video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Night mode Time-lapse
  • Time-lapse video with stabilization
  • Stereo recording

iPhone 12 Pro Camera Specs

The iPhone 12 Pro’s camera comes with a few improvements such as Apple ProRAW, dual optical stabilization and provides a new feature which helps taking pictures in low-light conditions.

Stills camera:

  • Pro 12MP camera system(Ultra Wide, Wide, and Telephoto)
  • Ultra Wide: f/2.4 aperture. Wide: f/1.6 aperture. Telephoto: f/2.0 aperture.
  • Night mode
  • Deep Fusion
  • Apple ProRAW
  • Dual optical image stabilization
  • 2x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out; 4x optical zoom range. Digital zoom up to 10x
  • Brighter True Tone flash with Slow Sync
  • Night mode portraits
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with six effects; Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High-Key Mono
  • Smart HDR 3 for photos.

Video:

  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 60 fps
  • Extended dynamic range for video up to 60 fps
  • Optical image stabilization for video
  • 2x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out. Digital zoom up to 6x
  • Audio zoom
  • QuickTake video
  • Slow-motion video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Night mode Time-lapse
  • Time-lapse video with stabilization

iPhone 12 Pro Max Camera Specs

In the case of the iPhone 12 Pro Max, it has all the features of the iPhone 12 Pro but it also includes sensor-shift optical image stabilization, and telephoto capture with an f/2.2 aperture. It also supports 7x digital zoom during video recording.

Stills camera:

  • Pro 12MP camera system(Ultra Wide, Wide and, Telephoto)
  • Ultra Wide: f/2.4 aperture. Wide: f/1.6 aperture. Telephoto: f/2.2 aperture
  • Night mode
  • Deep Fusion
  • Apple ProRAW
  • Sensor-shift optical image stabilization
  • 2.5x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out; 5x optical zoom range. Digital zoom up to 12x
  • Brighter True Tone flash with Slow Sync
  • Night mode portraits
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with six effects; Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High-Key Mono
  • Smart HDR 3 for photos

Video:

  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 60 fps
  • Extended dynamic range for video up to 60 fps
  • Sensor-shift optical image stabilization for video
  • 2.5x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out. Digital zoom up to 7x
  • Audio zoom
  • QuickTake video
  • Slow-motion video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Night mode Time-lapse
  • Time-lapse video with stabilization
  • Stereo recording

As you can see from the detailed specifications above, the Pro model’s cameras have a bunch of small improvements that give them an edge over their predecessors. Any person who is not much interested in the device’s camera should definitely go for the iPhone 12 or the iPhone 12 mini. And if for a person the camera matters a lot then they should consider buying one of the Pro models.

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