One of the biggest upgrades to the iPhone 14 Pro this year is the new 48MP camera sensor in the main camera, which promises to deliver stunning ProRAW photos in the most detail ever captured on an iPhone.
Although the camera looks good on paper, it is difficult to say or tell what effect a greatly improved sensor can have on photos taken on your iPhone.
However, thanks to our friends at Tom’s Guide, we got our first look at how different the 48MP sensor makes compared to the usual 12MP sensor.
Tested to the max
In the new camera comparison piece in Tom’s GuideThe test shots reveal how the new 48MP Apple ProRAW shots provided much more detail in photos than the 12MP.
“The 48MP camera in ProRAW mode is very impressive, especially if you want to zoom in or crop after a fact to reframe your shot. And we really only tested one aspect of ProRAW here,” concluded Mark Spoonauer, praising ProRAW shots as More Realistic”, has more realistic contrast, fewer artifacts, and provides more creative freedom for image editing.
The article also has handy comparison sliders so you can see the impact of 48MP ProRAW capability on test shots very clearly. New Apple Best iPhoneThe iPhone 14 ProIt also takes advantage of a new optical engine that Deep Fusion earlier applied in altering image processing to deliver more detail and better colors. The 48-megapixel quad-pixel sensor also has image stabilization and in most images combines four pixels into one larger 2.44-micron pixel for better low-light performance and the same image size as 12-megapixel images.
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