On the eve of the start of official sales of the firsttwo models of the 2020 lineup, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, Apple lifted the embargo on the publication of reviews on new smartphones. The TechCrunch journalist assessed the design changes of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro and compared the photo capabilities of the models with previous Apple smartphones.
In the design of the case, the journalist was impressed by the straight edges of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, which make changes not only to the appearance of the devices, but also, according to the expert, simplify the use of smartphones.
Analyzing the work of the cameras, the journalist noted thatiPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 use identical sensors for wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle cameras. However, for the main camera of the iPhone 12 Pro, the developers used an updated lens with 7 lenses and an aperture of f / 1.6. As a result, the new model will be able to capture 27% more light output. Another benefit of the iPhone 12 Pro camera is the use of a LiDAR sensor, which provides improved focusing performance in low light conditions. Also, significant improvements have been made to the photo processing algorithm.
The ultra-wide-angle camera on the iPhone 12 Pro is now able to capture more detailed photos with minimal geometry distortion.
When shooting in the night mode of light sources, fewer “highlights” are recorded in the pictures.
The portrait mode of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro has increased the sharpness of shooting around the edges of the photo, which helps to eliminate some of the "blur" of hair inherent in smartphones in 2019.
During the shooting, the journalist recorded an increaseimage detail and wider dynamic range. However, the camera's potential is revealed most fully when shooting with 10-bit HDR Dolby Vision. At the same time, the expert calls HDR video processing at a speed of more than 50 MB / s and subsequent editing on the device madness and considers it an overkill for everyday shooting, which the vast majority of smartphone owners will never use.
LiDAR application in iPhone 12 Pro providesfaster autofocusing in low light conditions, and also allows portrait mode operation on a wide angle lens when shooting in low light conditions at night.