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iPhone 11 Brings New Camera

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Apple recently revealed to the world its latest and greatest range of iPhones. This was at a special press event held on 10th September that was live streamed across the world from its website. The event saw the release of three new models of iPhone. All of these have great new hardware and features and we are going to take a look at the camera on the iPhone 11.

Design

The first thing that you will notice about the iPhone 11 is the change to the design. This is most noticeable on the rear of the phone and this is all because of the changes to the camera. Apple has gone for a dual-lens setup on the iPhone 11. This is a great improvement over the single-lens setup of previous iPhones. The two lenses are housed in a raised moulding on the top left of the rear of the camera. This juts out a little from the rest of the phone, but it does mean that the phone itself is slimmer than most.

Lenses

As the iPhone 11 is the ‘baby brother’ of the iPhone 11 range this phone only has two of the three lenses the other phones have. However, you do get the best two. You get the 12MP ultra-wide lens and the 12MP wide lens, as well as the 12MP front selfie lens. The ultra-wide has an f/2.4 aperture and the wide has an f/1.8 aperture. Whilst the front camera features an f/2.2 aperture. On the rear, this is joined by an LED flash that will light up your images.

Software Features

Apple has put a lot of work into refining how the camera works behind the scenes. Along with the hardware, there are several new software features to help you get the best shot that you can. The portrait mode, which features the background defocusing effect, has been improved and now has a high-exposure option that improves the sharpness of images and gives them a more studio-looking quality. Elsewhere the introduction of night mode should see a great improvement to shots taken in low-light levels, something that was lacking from previous iPhones but was present on androids.

New Chips

The software tricks come about because of the improvement Apple has made to its proprietary chipset. The new A13 Bionic chipset has some fancy features to help with your photography. The ‘Deep Fusion’ tech inside the chip means that the camera takes up to 8 images before you even hit the shutter button. It then analyses these images pixel-by-pixel to decide on what lighting effects need to be used to get the best photo. This means that once the photo is taken it should be perfect.

Results

The result of all of this is good photos. The quality is crisp and clear, and the software works well with it. The selfie camera is sharp and even has a slo-mo video mode so you can take some fancy gifs and videos with it.