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Comparison of iPhone 14 Pro night shots: more details and more accurate colors in low light sources! – Mr Crazy

After the previous unboxing evaluation of the iPhone 14 Pro, most people are also quite curious that the iPhone 14 Pro series is the first iPhone to be equipped with a 48-megapixel camera, with a four-in-one pixel sensor, and a light image engine to strengthen the image pipeline, which can greatly improve low light sources. The night shot effect, what is the difference between the iPhone 14 Pro night shot and the iPhone 13 Pro night shot effect?

This article brings a comparison of iPhone 14 Pro night shots. By comparing the pictures, I will tell you how much the new iPhone 14 Pro is equipped with a 48-megapixel lens. Compared with the iPhone 13 Pro, how much the lens performance has improved.

iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro camera lens specifications

First, learn the parameters of iPhone 14 Pro camera lens and iPhone 13 Pro camera lens through the table below:

lens iPhone 14 Pro iPhone 13 Pro
Wide-angle lens Pixels: 48 million
Focal length: 24mm
Aperture: f/1.78
Minimum ISO: 57
Maximum ISO: 12768
Pixels: 12 million
Focal length: 26mm
Aperture: f/1.5
Minimum ISO: 34
Highest ISO: 7616
Ultra wide angle Pixels: 12 million
Focal length: 13mm
Aperture: f/2.2
Minimum ISO: 32
Maximum ISO: 3072
Pixels: 12 million
Focal length: 13mm
Aperture: f/1.8
Minimum ISO: 24
Maximum ISO: 2304
telescopic lens Pixels: 12 million
Focal length: 77mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Minimum ISO: 21
Maximum ISO: 2688
Pixels: 12 million
Focal length: 77mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Minimum ISO: 21
Maximum ISO: 2688
front lens Pixels: 12 million
Focal length: 24mm
Aperture: f/1.9
Minimum ISO: 20
Highest ISO: 1920
Pixels: 12 million
Focal length: 24mm
Aperture: f/2.2
Minimum ISO: 23
Maximum ISO: 2208

iPhone 14 Pro 4-in-1 Pixel Sensor and Light Image Engine

The wide-angle lens of the iPhone 14 Pro series has been upgraded from 12 million pixels to 48 million pixels. It is mainly equipped with a four-in-one pixel sensor, which increases the area of ​​the sensor by 65% ​​compared with the previous generation. When shooting, the four-in-one pixel sensor will The pixels are merged into large pixels of 2.44 microns, the stronger the light absorption ability, the more light input, and the improvement of 2 times in the low light source environment. Usually, the four-in-one pixel sensor will automatically adjust for the photo, and most of them will be 12 million. Pixel shooting record.

If you want to shoot images in ProRAW format with a resolution of up to 48 million pixels, you can also turn it on by adjusting the camera settings, which can also bring more post-production and enhance photo details for photographers.

In addition to the iPhone 14 Pro main lens (wide-angle lens), which improves the ability to shoot at low light sources, together with the ultra-wide-angle lens, the focal length is 13mm, and the size of the photosensitive element is 1.4 microns, which is 3 times higher than the previous generation. Both have a 2x low light boost.

In addition, the iPhone 14 Pro is also equipped with a new “light image engine” photography algorithm. The main operating principle of the light image engine is that the “Deep Fusion” technology will be used before image processing, which can retain more low The details, textures and colors of light source photos will be better than those of the iPhone 13 Pro series night shots.

iPhone 14 Pro night shot comparison test

According to the iPhone 14 Pro night shot comparison chart of pedestrian lights, it can be clearly found that the lens flare of the iPhone 13 Pro shot is very obvious, as if there is a red fog stuck in the center of the screen, compared with the iPhone 14 Pro lens flare suppression effect processing Significant progress has been made.

Mode setting: Compare shooting with the built-in camera of iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro without ProRAW recording enabled.

iPhone 14 Pro night shot comparison test

Usually night shots will take the longest LED sign fonts that will light up. In the past, the iPhone 13 Pro would also have obvious halo when shooting. On the contrary, the iPhone 14 Pro handles halo details and highlight suppression very well, and it can be seen clearly without zooming in. The depression on the left side is clearer. If you zoom in, you can find that the black back panel on the back of the font is still clearly visible.

iPhone 14 Pro Night Shot Comparison Test 1

iPhone 14 Pro Night Shot Comparison Test 2

This comparison picture is partially enlarged and compared to the bus signboard, and it can also be found that the iPhone 14 Pro advertising text and patterns are clearer, and have a slightly blurred effect compared to the iPhone 13 Pro.

iPhone 14 Pro night shot comparison test 3

iPhone 14 Pro Night Shot Comparison Test 4

Even if you take a close-up shot of the advertising billboard, you can clearly see that when the iPhone 14 Pro is taken at night, the photos are sharper and clearer, with higher contrast, and it will be more obvious if you zoom in to see that the small characters at the bottom can be clearly seen, compared to the iPhone 13 Pro. Blurred, as if nearsighted.

iPhone 14 Pro Night Shot Comparison Test 5

iPhone 14 Pro night shot comparison actual measurement 6

In addition, the color temperature accuracy and details of the iPhone 14 Pro night shots have also been significantly improved. It can be found that the color of the iPhone 13 Pro is yellowish. Compared with the iPhone 14 Pro, the light irradiated by the street lamps has changed in layers, and the original road color can be seen.

iPhone 14 Pro night shot comparison actual measurement 6

Slightly zoom in and compare the details of the two roads, and it is obvious that the iPhone 14 Pro has better night shot texture details.

iPhone 14 Pro night shot comparison actual measurement 7

Even with the large cloth signs on the road, local magnification can show that even the edge of the text has more details, and the graininess is perfectly presented. On the contrary, the iPhone 13 Pro will cause the edge of the text to be a little foggy and the smearing effect is quite serious.

iPhone 14 Pro night shot comparison actual measurement 8

iPhone 14 Pro night shot comparison actual measurement 9

Indeed, the low-light photography performance of the iPhone 14 Pro is relatively better than that of the iPhone 13 Pro, which can give more depth to the details of the dark parts, as well as better color control.

iPhone 14 Pro night shot comparison measured 10

iPhone 14 Pro night shot comparison measured 11

iPhone 14 Pro 2x zoom ProRAW lens night shot comparison

Apple added a fourth lens to the iPhone 14 Pro series. This is an invisible “2x zoom lens”, which is mainly realized by using a four-in-one photosensitive element with 12 million pixels in the center of the photosensitive element. The actual focal length is 48 mm. It is the favorite focal length for portraits by photographers. It also includes 1.22 micron pixels, f1.78 aperture, and the second-generation photosensitive element-shift optical image stabilization function. Will the effect be worse?

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The measured iPhone 14 Pro is switched to 2x zoom, and the iPhone 13 Pro is also adjusted to 2x digital focal length for comparison. Both are recorded in ProRAW format. It will be found that the 2x zoom night shot effect of the iPhone 14 Pro is actually not good. Difference.

Mode setting: Use the built-in camera of iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro, enable ProRAW recording, and shoot at 2x zoom for comparison.

iPhone 14 Pro 2x zoom ProRAW lens night shot comparison

After partially zooming in on the first floor screen, it can be clearly seen that the iPhone 14 Pro is better than the iPhone 13 Pro, and the green grass and background are clearly visible.

iPhone 14 Pro 2x zoom ProRAW lens night shot comparison 1

iPhone 14 Pro Telescope ProRAW Night Shot Comparison

In addition, the iPhone 14 Pro night shooting effect is compared with the 48-megapixel Apple ProRAW format. When shooting through the 48-megapixel night, as long as the ambient light and night scene mode are turned on, the system will directly force the ProRAW format to 12-megapixel recording. , In addition, after pressing the shutter, the iPhone 14 Pro ProRAW needs to wait for 2 seconds to complete the recording after processing the operation, unlike the iPhone 13 Pro, which can shoot in seconds even if ProRAW is turned on.

The ProRAW format is turned on for both devices, and the comparison pictures are also recorded in the night shooting mode with the “telescopic lens”. It is a little pity that the iPhone 14 Pro is not better than the iPhone 13 Pro in the processing of the high-brightness “light image engine” night scene algorithm. It is easy to lead to overexposure, but it can be pulled back through the rear system.

Mode setting: Use the built-in camera of iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro, open ProRAW recording, and compare with telescope.

The 48-megapixel Apple ProRAW night scene picture clarity is quite excellent. The details of the back wall can clearly see the difference, and the texture is more and more detailed. Compared with the iPhone 13 Pro, even if ProRAW is turned on, it cannot be recorded clearly.

Usually, the daily life records of ordinary users do not need to be recorded through 48 million pixels. After all, each photo will be as high as 60MB~85MB, and ProRAW format recording will be required, mainly for photographers or to record special scenes.

iPhone 14 Pro ultra wide-angle night shot comparison

Strictly speaking, the difference between the iPhone 14 Pro ultra-wide lens night shot and the iPhone 13 Pro is not obvious, except for the difference in color temperature, the rest are not very different.

Mode setting: Use the built-in camera of iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro, do not turn on ProRAW recording, and shoot with ultra-wide-angle lens for comparison.

iPhone 14 Pro Night Shot Ghosting Flare Comparison

For the iPhone 14 Pro, the ghosting and glare problems still exist, but they are slightly lighter (the upper left corner), but not as obvious as the iPhone 13 Pro. If you want to avoid the glare problem, you must first adjust the angle when shooting. Or change to another location to shoot to avoid it, and finally it can be repaired through post-production. Photography does not depend on how powerful the equipment is, but the head at the back is the key.

Mode setting: Use the built-in camera of iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro, do not turn on ProRAW recording, and shoot with ultra-wide-angle lens for comparison.

iPhone 14 Pro night shot measurement summary

Although the iPhone 14 Pro uses a 48-megapixel lens, in fact, the daytime shooting effect is not significantly different from the previous generation. The new model is mainly to improve the iPhone 13 Pro’s night shooting ability, allowing the iPhone 14 Pro to rely on a four-in-one pixel sensor for night shooting. Combined with the Lighting Engine, make night scene photos more detailed, more accurate in color, less halo, and improve smearing and other issues.

Judging from the comparison of iPhone 14 Pro night shots and iPhone 13 Pro night shots, for ordinary users, after taking photos with iPhone, they will immediately throw a little filter on social platforms such as IG and FB. There is a big difference. Only when the photo is enlarged and cropped, can the power of the new 48MP lens of the iPhone 14 Pro be clearly felt. However, for photography enthusiasts and users who like night shots, the iPhone 14 Pro is relatively Take the iPhone 13 Pro to the next level.

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