According to many iPhone 14 rumors, it seems that the iPhone 14 Pro models will have more significant changes, especially the big improvement to the main camera. Once again, the upgraded elements on the camera could make the iPhone 14 a contender for the title of best camera phone. Here are the predictions for Apple’s most anticipated product camera hardware changes of the year.
Both iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max versions are expected to use a 48MP sensor for the main camera. This will be a big improvement over the 12MP camera on the current iPhone 13 Pro models, marking a significant change for Apple, as the company has still used the 12MP camera as the main lens on the iPhone since last year. 2015.
Increasing the number of megapixels on the iPhone 14 Pro’s main camera will allow the phone to capture higher resolution photos with more detail. At the same time, support for better image-makers when editing photos, heralds a more feature-rich pro mode for the camera app on the iPhone 14 Pro.
Besides, Apple can use pixel-binning (combining pixels together) on the 48MP camera to allow photos to capture more details when shooting in low light environments.
In addition, the 48MP camera can also help the iPhone 14 record videos with 8K resolution, far surpassing the iPhone 13 Pro, which is leading the market thanks to its ability to record 4k 60FPS videos.
In light of these changes, Apple will need to increase the size of the camera lens to accommodate the larger sensor. That means a wider, thicker camera cluster will appear on the iPhone 14 Pro models.
Improved front camera
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that all four iPhone 14 models will receive an upgraded selfie camera, an improvement based on the 12MP TrueDepth camera system first introduced with the iPhone 11 series. up to f/1.9 lets in more light, sharper images, when you’re taking a selfie or using FaceTime.
As for the FaceTime feature, Kuo also thinks that the front camera will be integrated with autofocus, to bring sharper video during calls.
In addition, the new front camera is equipped with a 6-element lens, compared to the 5-element lens used by the current iPhone. The more components there are, the better the image quality. Specifically, an additional element can correct for image distortion and aberrations, for a better overall image.
No periscope lens yet
Early rumors suggest that Apple may switch to a periscope-style telephoto lens on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. That design will increase the optical zoom on the iPhone 14, helping it better compete with Samsung’s flagships on this front.
Currently, iPhone 13 Pro is only capable of 3x zoom, it is difficult to keep up with rivals from Samsung. Typically, Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra uses two telephoto lenses that provide 3x and 10x optical zoom, respectively. Besides, these lenses can also support 100x digital zoom while still stabilizing details.
Periscope-style lenses will still be used for future iPhones. Kuo expects it to launch next year, but other analysts have responded to information from Apple’s supply chain that the final design of the iPhone 14 Pro does not include a periscope lens.
Autofocus for super wide-angle camera
The ultra-wide camera on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max can add autofocus. If true, that would reflect a feature that Apple added to the ultra-wide lenses of the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. It could also give the iPhone 14 the ability to take macro shots, which the ultra-wide lenses on Apple’s Pro models currently support.
Thai Hoang (according to Tomsguide)