iPhone 14 Pro: The camera is powerful. [Gallery]
The camera zoom on the iPhone 14 Pro is a notable improvement this year. The most adaptable camera Apple has ever released, this is the first iPhone camera system to include three rear lenses with four focal lengths. See for yourself in the images we’ve provided below.
Zoom on iPhone 14 Pro camera
With a single camera system made up of three lenses, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max offer this range:
Ultra wide angle lens: 13mm at 0.5x; main lens: 24mm at 1x; telephoto lens: 48mm at 2x; main lens: 77mm at 3x.
With the iPhone 7 Plus in 2016, Apple debuted a dedicated 2x lens for the first time. Before reaching 3x on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, the telephoto lens increased to 2.5x in the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Although the 2.5x and 3x cameras had greater optical zoom than ever before, both came with the trade-off of losing 2x optical zoom; anything in between 1x and 2.5x/3x reverted to digital zoom, which has a lower quality.
On the 3x telephoto lens from the previous year, this was particularly obvious. It’s difficult to argue against an iPhone having more optical zoom, but 2x optical zoom feels absolutely necessary.
This dilemma is effectively resolved by the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The secret is to take a 2x crop at the typical 12MP size using the recently released 48MP sensor. The larger lens allows in more light than any iPhone 2x-3x lens to date, and it functions incredibly well.
The basic truth is that the iPhone 14 Pro allows you to take photos from a wide variety of angles without moving an inch. For iPhone photographers of any skill level, this is a significant victory.
Impresses you the iPhone 14 Pro camera zoom? What potential uses do you see for the camera this year? Post your comments with your ideas. Using an iPhone tripod gives you even more creative freedom.