It’s always a big day in the photography industry when Apple launches a new iPhonebecause in today’s world, a smartphone is the one camera we carry around 24/7. Well, Apple must be looking to win over photographers with the brand’s new offerings because there are some big advancements that could take your picture-taking to a new level. Here’s what you need to know…
Two phones: At the top of Apple’s iPhone 11 range are actually not one, but two, devices as the Pro range includes the 5.8-inch iPhone 11 Pro and the 6.5-inch iPhone Pro Max. This the the first time Apple have bestowed the Pro name on a smartphone device and the regular iPhone 11 isn’t included in the Pro range.
Triple cameras: This is the real info photographers want to know and the iPhone 11 offers three rear cameras and one front camera – all of which features a 12-megapixel sensor. The rear cameras comprise of an ultra wide 13mm f2.4 lens, a wide 26mm lens with an ultra-fast f/1.8 aperture and a 52mm f/2 telephoto lens.
Stabilised and not stabilised: Two of the three rear cameras benefit from Optical Image Stabilisation and these are the 26mm and 52mm lenses. Unfortunately the ultra-wide 13mm does not have this feature, but it does offer a whopping 120-degree field of view.
Big processing power: The iPhone Pro phones are powered by Apple’s A13 Bionic chip – up to 20 percent faster CPU and GPU than the A12 chip. What’s more, photographers are sure to love the Super Retina XDR when composing and reviewing images.
Weather-proof: As you’d expect from Apple’s top-of-the-line smartphones, the iPhone 11 Pro/Pro Max benefit from some superior weather sealing. In fact, the cameraphones are IP68 rated for water resistance – meaning they can withstand dunkings of up to 4 meters for up to 30 minutes, and are protected against everyday spills including coffee and soda.
Night-mode: Thanks to the Wide sensor with 100 percent Focus Pixels, the iPhone 11 devices are able to offer Night Mode, a feature that copes better with the issues encountered during low light photographer and looks set to take astrophotographyto a whole new level. What’s more, coming later this Autumn is Deep Fusion technology, which Apple explains is a; ‘processing system enabled by the Neural Engine of A13 Bionic. Deep Fusion uses advanced machine learning to do pixel-by-pixel processing of photos, optimizing for texture, details and noise in every part of the photo.’
New interface: Apple has tweaked the camera interface, for example the triple-camera system and all-screen display enables users to see and capture the area outside of the frame. What’s more, for the first time, photographers can record video without switching out of Photo mode with QuickTake by holding the shutter button to start recording.
4K video: The iPhone 11 Pro devices can shoot 4K video up to 60p, but interestingly, the 12-megapixel front camera can also match this video quality, enabling photographers to film ‘selfie)’ footage at 4K 60p or Full HD slow motion at 120p.
Check out the iPhone 11 Pro…
Big battery life: Thanks to the efficient A13 chip, Apple says the iPhone 11 Proand iPhone Pro Max benefit from a big jump in battery. In fact, Apple says; ‘the iPhone 11 Pro offers up to four more hours of battery life in a day than iPhone XS, and iPhone 11 Pro Max offering up to five hours more than iPhone XS Max.’
Price and release date: The smartphones come in four colour combinations (midnight green, space grey, silver and gold). Available for pre-order now, the iPhone 11 Pro will cost £1,049/$1,000 while the iPhone Pro Max is priced at £1,149/$1,100.