All iPhone 13 models are expected to have sensor-shift camera stabilization, instead of just the Pro Max model. Currently, only iPhone 12 Pro Max features sensor-shift camera stabilization, which stabilizes the camera sensor, instead of just the lens.
Currently, sensor-shift OIS is one of the major selling points of iPhone 12 Pro Max, as it helps the camera take in more light without any movement, compared to other iPhone 12 models. This also allows iPhone 12 Pro Max Night Mode to take lesser time to take better photos because the stabilization helps the sensor. Apple’s implementation of sensor-shift OIS helps not only with photos but also helps take better-stabilized videos.
This is how Apple has explained this feature on its website:
Until now, sensor‑shift stabilization was only on DSLR cameras. This is the first time it’s been adapted for iPhone. Whether you’re shooting video of your kids as you chase them around the park or holding your iPhone out the window on a bumpy road, you’ll get more precise stabilization than ever.
All iPhone 13 models to get sensor-shift optical image stabilization
DigiTimes has posted a preview of a report that Apple’s next-generation iPhones, slated for launch in the second half of 2021 will all come with sensor-shift stabilization technology. The complete article will be published tomorrow. ETNews has also reported that at least two iPhone 13 models will feature sensor-shift OIS, which likely refers to the two high-end models.
For now, we would suggest taking this with a grain of salt. There are no other reports that corroborate this rumor. Previous reports have only mentioned that iPhone 13 Pro models will likely get sensor-shift OIS, which seems more likely. Ming-Chi Kuo had previously reported that Pro models will also get ultra-wide camera improvements with fast f1.8 lens and auto-focus, which are missing from current-generation Pro models.
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