It is no secret that Apple has invested more and more R & D in improving the camera technologies built into the iPhone in recent years. Given the great efforts and ambitions of Apple, the company announced a few years ago that it has well over 800 engineers who are exclusively concerned with the editing and improvement of the iPhone camera.
Not every iPhone upgrade delivers huge results Apple's iPhone 11 series is undoubtedly the biggest leap forward in camera quality we've seen in years. The night mode is basically magical and impressively delivers clear, crisp, higher-quality photos in low-light environments than what you'd expect from Pixel 4 and any other Samsung flagship.
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The photo comparison between iPhone 11 Pro and DSLR was compiled by Matti Haapoja a few days ago and apart from his phrase "pixel peeping" the video is fascinating to watch. Of course, the iPhone 11 Pro can not beat the Canon 1DX Mark II, but some of the photo comparisons are remarkable and impressively accurate.
Haapoja has cleverly changed the order of these sample shots, so you can actually assume that they are fair to what is what.
The first example is below. Can you say which photo was taken with the iPhone 11 Pro?
The answer (drum roll please) is that B was taken with the iPhone. In fact, you can see that the detailing in Photo A is a bit sharper.
For the second picture comparison. Can you say what was recorded with an iPhone 11 Pro?
If you suspect that A was shot with an iPhone 11, you would be right. Also here is the photo in B of significantly higher quality but we're not talking about a whole universe of differences here.
The next photo comparison actually threw me on a loop. Let's see if you can do it better than I've guessed which photo was taken with an iPhone.
The saturation on this one has deceived me and, as it turns out, photo A was taken with the iPhone 11 Pro.
"It's scary how close they are," Haapoja observes most photo comparisons on RAW and the iPhone these photos were just JPEGs.
"Through software," adds Haapoja, "you can now even compete with something like a 1DX II with a tiny little sensor like the one in an iPhone 11 Pro, which has a massive sensor. "
Haapoja's full photo comparison can be seen below, and it's worth looking at in its entirety.