Here’s an interesting video by tech YouTuber and smartphone enthusiast Marques Brownlee about the iPhone’s camera system and why it seems to lag behind its competitors with each new generation. I ditched his iPhone myself in 2017, so it never really bothered me, but watching his video made me realize he was right. Their quality seems to have deteriorated.
Marquez has theories as to why this is happening and I think he might be right. is thinking Luckily for Google they seem to have corrected course pretty quickly, but will Apple?
This is strange because the iPhone consistently touts the new and improved camera system as one of its main selling points with each new generation. But looking at the image… TRUE Take a look at them, they don’t seem as good as those made by competitors’ latest smartphones.
Part of the problem, says Marques, is that, unlike traditional DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, smartphones are largely computer-based. The camera hardware is pretty lacking compared to these large sensor cameras, so they often take multiple images simultaneously each time they press the shutter so that they can produce a pretty good image in the end. The software should do all the heavy lifting.
However, as smartphone hardware improves, he suggests that Apple is applying principles and techniques designed for older, less capable smartphone camera hardware. And as hardware improves, these techniques aren’t just no longer beneficial, they can actually be harmful. Considering it depends on the software Apple made, it feels very over-handled. The iPhone’s computer captures what the user wants to see, rather than what the camera actually sees, so it can be very different depending on what you’re photographing. there is. They often have an overly HDR look and are overly sharpened, making the subject appear to be composited into the very realistic background behind it.
He notes that Google faced similar issues when it switched to a newer, much higher resolution camera in the Pixel 6 after using the same camera and software combination for several years. They noticed performance and quality reviews were getting worse, and when they went back to their previous hardware with the Pixel 6A, they were getting consistently higher scores and more positive reviews again. rice field.
It’s been a while since I used the iPhone camera on a regular basis, mostly because I switched from an iPhone 6 years ago. Especially the OnePlus 10 Pro or his OnePlus 7 Pro in 2019 (by the way, this was Marques Smartphone of the Year 2019).
The iPhone camera is by no means terrible. Apple makes phones with cameras long enough to maintain a minimum quality standard, and Marques admits he hasn’t tested them all. Whether Apple will do anything about the criticism remains to be seen, though. To be fair, though, much of the criticism has been imposed by someone with some understanding of photography. The vast majority of iPhone users don’t seem to care (at least not enough to complain) and would rather have snapshots that allow them to easily see random scenes by pointing their phone’s camera at them without regard for artistic merit. Probably not, given that
So if photography is the main reason for choosing a mobile phone, Might be so It’s worth doing some research. At least see if you can find a good app that overrides many of Apple’s default automatics.