The new iPhone 13 camera is a more advanced smartphone than its predecessor iPhone 12. Retailing for the same $699 starting price, the latest 6.1-inch iPhone is powered by A15 Bionic chip, improvements in hardware and computational photography support new features like cinematic mode and more to deliver detailed and sharper photos and stunning videos. Here are all way the camera system on the two model are different.
iPhone 13 camera vs iPhone 12 camera
The new Dual 12MP camera system with Wide and Ultra Wide lenses come with bigger sensors to capture 47% more light for brighter photos and videos with less noise. The advanced sensor-shift optical image stabilization in the iPhone 13 stabilizes the sensor instead of the lens for steady results.
The faster Nueral Engine, image signal processor and advancement in computational photogrpahy, the iPhone 13 camera features new Photographic Styles intelligently apply adjustments to different parts of a photograph while preseving improtant elements like skin tones. It allows “users to bring their personal photo preferences to every image while still benefitting from Apple’s multiframe image processing.”
The new Cinematic mode brings a whole new video recording experience. With shallow depth field (1080p at 30 fps) and automatic focus, the Cinematic mode recording people, objects and pets with a cinema-style depth effect.
iPhone 13 camera records HDR video recording with Doby Vision up to 4K at 60 fps, from capture to editing and sharing. The iPhone 12 supportsHDR video recording with Doby Vision up to 4K at 30 fps.
Smart HDR 4 for photos come with “improved color, contrast, and lighting for each subect in the a grop photo including in challenging conditions, making images more true to life, as well as improved Night mode.” The iPhone 12 camera supports Smart HDR 3 for photos. And a 28 percent brighter Super Retina display makes the viewing expeiencing better on the new iPhone 13. The new iPhone 13 can be pre-orded at apple.com.