How the iPhone 11 Cameras Work

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  1. Rorick Edge

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    Ted Forbes (Art of Photography) has uploaded the first somewhat technical discussion that I’ve seen on how the iPhone 11 cameras work and features to come. Comments specific to video, including stabilisation, at 10:50:

     
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    Thanks for posting that. He makes a point I was trying to make elsewhere here, that the "zoom" feature works by using multiple cameras and stitching the video frames or stills. It does not merely crop and enlarge, losing resolution.

    I can confirm one point, that video capture and quick video capture work differently as of 13.1.2, with the ability to use content outside the frame only available in quick video. Seems obviously like a feature that'll be more complete when Apple updates the camera software "pretty soon now" with Deep Fusion.

    I did a couple of shots yesterday that should have been very difficult: right into the sun, lots of foreground detail, dark beach logs and nearly white beach logs. I did one straight ultra wide angle shot and one 180° pano. The results seem remarkably good to me. Of course the pano has pano distortion: a straight trail looks U shaped. But the colors in the sky, water, flowers, logs, and even face look quite good. The camera even coped with the sun reasonably well.
     
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    I thought I was the only one having this problem. Thanks for saving my sanity.

    I'm super confused why this would be the case. Must be an oversight or bug?
     
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    Given the release of iOS 13.0, 13.1, 13.1.1, 13.1.2 in quick succession and a pre-announcement of more updates to come, I think it's a bit of unfinished business. Deep Fusion and, presumably, several other improvements in the camera software and Camera app software were announced for before the end of the year.
    The physical iPhones, however, had a hard release date and required iOS 13.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IOS_version_history
     
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    Jonathan Morrison has just uploaded a video on how Deep Fusion works. It’s in the latest iOS beta.


     
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    DP Review (Chris Niccolls and Rishi Sanyal) on the three cameras. Shot by Jordan Drake with an 11 Pro. No gimbal, just a Manfrotto PIXI Mini and a phone clamp.

     
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    In addition to including Deep Fusion, the current iOS 13.2 public beta makes it possible to change video frame rate and resolution from within the iPhone Camera App. No need to go to Settings.
     
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    Matti Haapoja has followed up his video shot entirely with an 11 Pro with this comparison between the Pro and a $7,500 DSLR:

     
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    Selena Gomez’s new music video, shot on an iPhone 11 Pro.

     
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    I just meant that it was an iPhone 11 series phone. Changed my post now to specify Pro :)
     
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    Apple released the final version of iOS 13.2 today, which includes Deep Fusion and the ability to change video resolution and frame rate directly in the Camera App.
     
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    New Andy To video shows how the phone handles night. Shot partly handheld, partly with a gimbal:

     
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    Max Yurev comparing the iPhone 11 Pro with a Sony A7iii and the new Blackmagic 6K pocket camera:

     
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    Andy To shooting only the 13mm in Central Park:

     
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    Carfection review of a Bullit Mustang, shot entirely on an 11 Pro:




    Discussion on CNET about how the above was shot:

     

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