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iPhone 11 has (almost) all the same camera features as iPhones 11 Pro

Remember when Apple introduced the Portrait mode iPhone 7 Plus, and was it a simple technique to blur the background of an image and highlight its main subject? For times have changed: today, Portrait Mode techniques are much more refined, and in combination with their ?parenting? feature, Portrait Lighting Mode, we basically have a ?photographic studio? inside every new iPhone.

IPhones 11 and 11 Pro don't even add any features mentioned in Apple's instant ?mini-studio?; Still, some considerations need to be made about their similarities and differences.

For context, let's go back a year: in the previous wave of iPhones, Apple decided to differentiate the devices with a certain limitation of photographic features. THE iPhone XR He had only three options in Portrait Lighting Mode, and his camera was unable to identify objects or animals in Portrait Mode; the XS iPhones and XS MaxOn the other hand, they had five options in Portrait Lighting Mode and were already able to recognize objects and animals.

The good news is that, in the new line, there is no such differentiation: the iPhone 11 has exactly the same photographic capabilities iPhones 11 Pro, with all the Portrait Lighting Mode options and the ability to recognize not only people, but also animals and objects to apply Portrait Mode.

Example of picture taken with effect High-Key Mono

Also, it is worth noting that iOS 13 brings a new option to Portrait Lighting Mode. It's about style High-Key Mono, which applies a white background and a high-contrast black-and-white style to images, just as many professional photographers like to do (and spend a lot of money on equipment). Note that the new style will also be available for older iPhones such as X, XS and XS Max.

Another point that unites new iPhones is technology Deep fusion, which uses machine learning to further enhance photos taken by devices by capturing multiple images and analyzing each pixel by pixel. It could be assumed, based on yesterday's presentation, that the feature (which will be released in the future with a software update) was unique to the iPhones 11 Pro it was commented on during the presentation of the most expensive handsets after all. But no: it will also be available on the iPhone 11, as can be confirmed in the official presentation text of the device.

This concludes that, in terms of features, the iPhone 11 is basically on par with the iPhones 11 Pro in camera. The obvious exception is the third telephoto lens (2x), top-of-the-line devices; The 11 Pro also features dual optical image stabilization, while the cheapest device has simple optical stabilization. For the rest, everything just the same as what is great.

QuickTake vs. sequential shooting

Still on this subject, let's talk about the feature QuickTake, which allows users to start capturing a video instantly by tapping and holding the Cmera app's shutter button and whose name, incidentally, is a poorly remembered reference to Apple's digital camera, released in 1994 and canceled in 1997 after three versions.

First of all, it should be noted that functionality seems to be exclusive of the new iPhones. This is also information to be confirmed, but from Apple's tone in presenting the appeal, it is quite likely that we will not see it on older devices.


When Ma introduced QuickTake, another question quickly came to mind: sequential shooting, how is it? After all, the act of holding the shutter button on old iPhones is used to capture multiple photos in sequence. Had Apple opened up such an elementary functionality? Well, fortunately even though sequential shooting now requires an extra step.

Explanation: In the new iPhones, holding the shutter button gives you some options. If you keep your finger still, the player will start capturing a video and stop shooting when you release it. By dragging your finger to the right, you can ?lock? the footage so that you can still capture the video without your finger touching the screen. Finally, by dragging your finger to the left you can perform sequential shots as you always did.

So, did you like the change or did you prefer it before?

via Cult of Mac