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Four New Apple iPhone 12 Smartphones Announced

Apple has announced the iPhone 12, available in four different flavours, with improved cameras, 5G support, and water resistance.

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Apple has announced the new Apple iPhone 12 smartphone range, all feature 5G, and there are four variations available, all of them water-resistant. The iPhone 12 Pro (and Pro Max) both feature a triple camera system, with ultra-wide camera, wide camera, and a telephoto camera. The iPhone 12 Pro Max has improved wide-angle and telephoto cameras. The iPhone 12 (and Mini) both feature a dual-camera system, with ultra-wide and wide-angle cameras.

The iPhone 12 Mini starts at £699 and the majority of phones will be available for pre-order from the 16th October.

 

iPhone 12, 12 Mini, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max at a glance:

iPhone 12 iPhone 12 Mini iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 12 Pro Max
6.1inch screen 5.4inch screen 6.1inch screen 6.7inch screen
Dual camera
- UItra-wide f/2.4
- Wide-angle f/1.6 OIS
Dual camera
- Ultra-wide f/2.4
- Wide-angle f/1.6 OIS
Triple camera
- Ultra-wide f/2.4
- Wide-angle f/1.6 OIS, 1.4um pixels
- Telephoto, f/2.0 52mm, OIS
Triple camera
- Ultra-wide f/2.4
- Wide-angle f/1.6 OIS (sensor-shift), 1.7um pixels
- Telephoto, f/2.2 65mm, OIS
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£799 £699 £999 £1099

 


 

iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max Camera Features In Detail:

 

Versatile Pro Camera System

The world’s best pro camera is an even more versatile tool for all levels of photo and video enthusiasts with state-of-the-art camera hardware powered by A14 Bionic. Together with the new image signal processor (ISP), A14 Bionic drives increased image quality and enables powerful computational photography capabilities not possible with traditional cameras. iPhone 12 Pro models also feature the new Apple ProRAW, coming later this year,5 which combines Apple’s multiframe image processing and computational photography with the versatility of a RAW format. Users can experience full creative control over colour, detail, and dynamic range natively on iPhone or with other professional photo editing apps.


iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro

The pro camera system on iPhone 12 Pro models includes new Wide cameras for even better low-light performance, an expansive Ultra Wide camera, and a Telephoto camera for capturing stunning images and video.

iPhone 12 Pro features the new seven-element lens Wide camera with an ƒ/1.6 aperture, the fastest ever on an iPhone, for 27 percent improved low-light performance in photo and video; the Ultra-Wide camera with a 120-degree field of view, perfect for capturing more scene in tight spots or epic landscapes; and a 52 mm focal length Telephoto camera, great for framing portraits, bringing the optical zoom range to 4x.

iPhone 12 Pro Max takes the pro camera experience even further. The new ƒ/1.6 aperture Wide camera boasts a 47 percent larger sensor with 1.7μm pixels for a massive 87 percent improvement in low-light conditions. It also includes the expansive Ultra-Wide camera and a 65 mm focal length Telephoto camera for increased flexibility with closer shots and tighter crops. Combined, this system offers 5x optical zoom range.

Improvements to Night mode, now expanded to the TrueDepth and Ultra Wide cameras, allow for an even brighter picture. And Night mode Time-Lapse delivers longer exposure times for sharper videos, better light trails, and smoother exposure in low-light scenarios when used with a tripod. Deep Fusion, now better and faster, comes to all cameras, and with the new Smart HDR 3, users can expect more true-to-life images, even in complex scenes.

iPhone 12 Pro models offer the highest quality video in a smartphone, and are the first cameras and only devices in the world to enable an end-to-end experience for HDR video with Dolby Vision, up to 60 fps, and even better video stabilisation for cinema-grade productions. Dolby Vision grading is processed live and sustained during editing, whether in the Photos app or iMovie, and coming to Final Cut Pro X later this year. Dolby Vision takes advantage of the Super Retina XDR display for amazing contrast during capture and video playback, and users can share their videos with support for AirPlay up to 4K Dolby Vision to external devices.6

iPhone 12 Pro models are the first cameras and only devices in the world to enable an end-to-end experience for HDR video with Dolby Vision.

Realistic AR and Innovative Camera Experiences

An all-new LiDAR Scanner comes to the Pro line, offering the ability to measure light distance and use pixel depth information of a scene. This technology delivers faster, more realistic AR experiences and improves autofocus by 6x in low-light scenes for more accuracy and reduced capture time in photos and videos. This advanced hardware, combined with the power of the Neural Engine of A14 Bionic, also unlocks Night mode portraits, rendering a beautiful low-light bokeh effect.

 

iPhone 12 Mini
iPhone 12 Mini

Apple iPhone 12 / Mini Cameras in Detail:

New Advanced Dual-Camera System

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini deliver powerful computational photography features enabled by A14 Bionic and a new dual-camera system, bringing an unparalleled camera experience that makes it easier than ever to intuitively capture the perfect photograph or video. This advanced camera system features the Ultra-Wide camera and a new Wide camera with an ƒ/1.6 aperture, the fastest yet on iPhone, providing 27 percent more light for even more amazing low-light photos and videos. Computational photography is taken to the next level on iPhone 12 models with Night mode and faster-performing Deep Fusion now on all cameras — TrueDepth, Wide, and Ultra Wide — for improved photos in any environment. Customers will experience brighter pictures and better contrast for photos shot in low-light settings with Night mode, and more texture and less noise in Deep Fusion photos. Smart HDR 3 uses ML to intelligently adjust the white balance, contrast, texture, and saturation of a photo for remarkably natural-looking images.

The new dual-camera system on iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini features the Ultra Wide camera, a new Wide camera, and introduces Night mode to all cameras.

iPhone 12 features the first camera to shoot HDR video with Dolby Vision and is the first and only device in the world to enable an end-to-end Dolby Vision experience,6 allowing customers to easily capture, edit, and share cinema-grade videos natively on iPhone. Dolby Vision grading is processed live while recording, and sustained during editing, whether in the Photos app or iMovie. And playback on iPhone 12 is more realistic than ever on the industry-leading Super Retina XDR display. Both models also now feature improved cinematic video stabilisation, even more true-to-life selfie videos with Dolby Vision, and Night mode Time-Lapse, offering longer exposure times for sharper videos, better light trails, and smoother exposure in low-light scenarios when used with a tripod.

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