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iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Launched: 48MP Sensor, ‘Spatial Video,’ And All Camera Upgrades – News18

Reported By: Shaurya Sharma

Last Updated: September 13, 2023, 01:32 IST

Cupertino, California, USA

Apple is back with class-leading camera upgrades. (Image: Apple)

With the new iPhone 15 models finally official, let us take a look at the camera-specific upgrades that the new iPhones bring to the table.

Apple has finally unveiled its iPhone 15 models, which, as anticipated, include a variety of new features, such as a USB-C port as the default connection, a new ‘Action Button’ on the iPhone 15 Pro, and, of course, new camera features.

Here, we will discuss the new camera features that the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models offer.

iPhone 15 Pro Camera: More Of The Same But Better

Apple has decided to stick with the 48MP main sensor for both the iPhone 15 Pro and the iPhone 15 Pro Max. However, the iPhone maker states that thanks to the integration between hardware and software, the phones now support the equivalent of seven camera lenses, with the main camera offering 24mm, 28mm, and 35mm focal length equivalents.

The iPhone 15 Pro Max— in particular—features a 5X telephoto lens (120mm equivalent), which is different from the 3X lens offered by the 6.1-inch iPhone 15 Pro.

Last year, Apple introduced the 48MP ProRAW mode with the iPhone 14 Pro, and it is now expanding on this feature by supporting 48MP HEIF images with 4x more resolution.

Apple also notes that users can now shoot in 4K60 video in ProRes and use a new format called ‘Spatial Video.’ Users will be able to share these videos with the Apple Vision Pro headset for a life-like experience.

iPhone 15 Camera Upgrades: Dual Camera Setup But Three Focal Lengths

The iPhone 15 Pro models are not the only ones receiving camera-centric upgrades; the iPhone 15 vanilla models have also gained a myriad of camera features previously reserved for the previous generation’s Pro model, the iPhone 14 Pro. This year, Apple is bringing the 48MP flagship camera sensor to the standard models as well.

Apple states that the 48MP sensor allows the phone to offer a new ‘2x Telephoto option,’ giving users a total of three optical zoom levels. And, the phones can now capture images in 24MP to preserve details. 

Moreover, Apple claims that the new phones also offer ‘next-generation portraits’ on the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, with better low-light performance and more details. Users can now capture portraits without even switching to portrait mode.

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