iPhone 13 Pro camera vs. iPhone 12 Pro camera – all you need to know

Powered by the advanced A15 Bionic chip, iPhone 13 Pro camera is faster, captures more light, offers more zoom and more than its predecessor, iPhone 12 Pro. Here are all the new features in the iPhone 13 Pro camera for an improved photography and videography experience.

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The new features on iPhone 13 Pro camera

iPhone 13 Pro iPhone 12 Pro
12MP Camera System
– Telephoto: ƒ/2.8 aperture
– Wide: ƒ/1.5 aperture
– Ultra Wide: ƒ/1.8 aperture
12MP Camera system
– Telephoto: ƒ/2.0 aperture
– Wide: ƒ/1.6 aperture
– Ultra Wide: ƒ/2.4 aperture
Sensor-shift optical image stabilization Dual optical image stabilization
– 3x optical zoom-in
– 2x optical zoom-out
– 6x optical zoom range
– Digital zoom up to 15x
– 2x optical zoom-in
– 2x optical zoom-out
– 4x optical zoom range
– Digital zoom up to 10x
Photographic Styles Not available
Cinematic mode for recording videos with
shallow depth of field (1080p at 30fps)
Not available
ProRes video recording up to 4K at 30fps
(1080p at 30 fps for 128GB variants)
Not available

The latest iOS 15 and new image signal processor (ISP) in A15 work seamlessly with new sensors and lenses in iPhone 13 Pro to improve noise reduction and tone mapping.

The new Wide camera has the largest sensor on an iPhone for faster shutter speeds and less noise needed in all lighting conditions to capture even more detailed photos. The Ultra-Wide camera features a new autofocus system and wide aperture to capture 92% brighter and sharper photos in a low-light environment. And for the first time, iPhone 13 Pro camera offers macro photography so that “users can capture sharp, stunning images where objects appear larger than life, magnifying subjects with a minimum focus distance of 2 centimeters. Macro also extends to video including Slo-mo and Time-lapse.”

iPhone 13 Pro micro photography
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Sensor-shift optical image stabilization (OIS) produces smooth photos and stead videos by stabilizing the sensor and not the lens. It is only offered in iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Photographic Styles, intelligently analyze the photo and apply the appropriate filters or make adjustments to important elements like skin tones. It allows “users to bring their personal photo preferences to every image while still benefitting from Apple’s multi-frame image processing.

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The new Cinematic mode with Dolby Vision HDR support allows users to record videos with depth effect of people, objects, surroundings, and more like professional filmmakers. Last but not the least, the new ProRes advanced video codec delivers a powerful end-to-end workflow to capture, edit and share in Dolby Vision on the iPhone.

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