Apple launched its new iPhone this year in September. This is the twelfth (12th) edition of the iPhone known as the iPhone XR. The iPhone XR features a 6.1-inch LCD with a starting price of USD 749.

But the specialty of the new iPhone is not the price or the screen resolution. It is the newly designed camera featured in the phone. The camera is brilliant in every way and has a breakthrough system like no other phone camera. The camera defines a new era of photography. The iPhone XR has a camera with an innovative sensor that works with the ISP and neural engine to create photos with extra details like never before.

What’s new?

Everything about the iPhone is completely new with the most emphasis on the camera. Here are all the specifications about the new cameras.

  1. Main camera
  • 12 MP
  • f/1.8mm
  • 26mm wide
  • ½.55”
  • 4µm
  • OIS (Optical Image Stability)
  • PDAF (phase-detection autofocus)
  • HDR
  • Quad LED
  • 2160p (24/30/60fps) 1080p(30/60/120/240fps) HDR
  1. Selfie camera
  • 7MP
  • f/2.2
  • 32mm
  • HDR
  • 1080p (60fps)

The iPhone’s camera has always been of a good repute, and the iPhone XR     is no less. The output of the camera is brilliant and captures the smallest details with the best colors.

The photo

Although the other phones released with the iPhone XR features dual cameras, the iPhone XR has one single camera which has an outstanding output. The phone can shoot photos in portrait mode with one single camera as well. This is the first time you can shoot in portrait mode without the need of a second lens.

The smart HDR gives the camera the ability to produce high-contrast photos and bright, colorful photos in low-light.

Like all the good expensive cameras, the camera of iPhone XR has nearly zero shutter lag which helps in capturing detailed and well-exposed photos with strong colors.

Portrait mode of iPhone XR

The greatest and ground-breaking thing about the new iPhone is the ability to shoot in portrait mode without having a secondary lens. Although the portrait mode works only on people and not on objects, it is still stunning to see the results. The XR’s camera is engineered to recognize only faces of human beings. The camera uses artificial intelligence and is trained to work efficiently on faces. This is the reason why the camera is capable of pulling out such detailed photos with accuracy.

How does it work?

Portrait mode is a feature that allows users to take more in-depth and detailed photos of objects and humans by blurring the background. This is also known as the DSLR effect of bokeh mode. Users typically shoot in portrait mode from the iPhone to take it to the DSLR level by focusing only on the subject and blurring the background. This works efficiently on the new iPhone XR’s superior single camera lens and artificial intelligence.

With the help of artificial intelligence and advanced software, the iPhone mimics a bokeh effect by using faster aperture and recognizing the faces. The lighting and depth of field are taken into account to create a photograph that has a blurred background which is similar to the DSLR photos.

This not only adds beauty to the photo but also details and aesthetics. Phone cameras are now more common than ever, and the iPhone XR is an easy alternative to expensive cameras. The capabilities of software and hardware of mobile phones are increasing at a much faster rate than the traditional cameras. Features like portrait mode of the new iPhone XR combined with artificial intelligence, machine learning, and low light intelligence is something that is not present in the classic cameras.

The difference of a high-quality camera and the iPhone XR’s camera is hard to differentiate unless you put them together for comparison. Although the big cameras will always have their position, the new phones are equally competitive with High Definition picture quality and features.