iPhone 12 Pro cameras tested by DXOMark, ranks as fourth best smartphone camera overall

iPhone 12 Pro scores within the top 5 smartphone cameras and beats iPhone 11 Pro Max in DXOMark’s latest camera test due to its consistent performance, autofocus strengths, and video recording abilities. In the review, iPhone 12 Pro scored an overall 128 points, putting it in fourth place in the test’s overall rankings and on the same level as Xiaomi’s Mi 10 Pro, but falling a bit behind Huawei’s flagship, the P40 Pro.

iPhone 12 Pro

iPhone 12 Pro cameras tested by DxOMark – Comes in fourth place

As per the review, iPhone 12 Pro performed showed “consistent autofocus performance, accurate colors and detail preservation”. The camera system also performed well in indoor shots, with the smartphone capturing a good amount of detail of the scene:

“In Photo mode, we found the autofocus system to be one of the highlights, offering fast and accurate performance in most situations. The device also achieves an excellent score for its preview image that is closer to the final capture than many other high-end devices.”

iPhone 12 Pro autofocus

However, the review claims the testers found dynamic range “to be a little limited” and the telephoto sensor also did not perform very well with capturing detail when zooming further away. The performance of the iltra wide-angle camera was also not as good as some of the other flagships, according to the publication:

“The iPhone 12 Pro’s tele-zoom shots offer good quality at closer zoom distances but struggle a little with detail if you zoom out further, though they are an improvement over the iPhone 11 Pro Max.”

iPhone 12 Pro Dynamic Range

According to the data collected for the review, video recording is good, with the camera shining at things like autofocus, exposure, and color accuracy. Stabilization and offering a wide dynamic range is another area where the smartphone performs really well in terms of capturing video:

“Video is where the iPhone 12 Pro really shines. The HDR-enabled clips are exposed well and dynamic range is wide, offering a cinematic look in scenes with stronger contrasts. Dynamic range is not quite on the same level as what can be done for still images (in very high-contrast scenes tone-mapping could be better), but for smartphone video it’s up there with the very best.”

In a new flat-edged design, 2020 iPhone 12 models offer faster Face ID, more efficient A14 chip technology, and 5G connectivity. In the United States, all iPhone 12 models support both mmWave and sub-6GHz 5G networks, while in other countries, only sub-6GHz 5G connectivity is available. iPhone 12 Pro features a triple-lens camera with a LiDAR Scanner that improves AR functionality and allows users to take Night mode portraits.

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