iPhone 13 Pro main camera is worse than my 12 Mini

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coso dp
coso dp Regular Member • Posts: 282
Re: iPhone 13 Pro main camera is worse than my 12 Mini

D00M wrote:

Sorry, but this comparison is quite worthless.

Cellphone JPEG is notorious for oversharpening. Different manufacturers and cameras use different level of sharpening. Once sharpened, it cannot be undone. It is better for camera to apply minimal (reasonable) sharpening and let the user do sharpening in post.

For phone camera comparison:

Take scene with sky and dark shadows. Look at the dynamic range. Is the sky blue (not overblown) and shadows have some details?

When taking photo of people faces, how is the skin tone. If you are shooting JPEG (and not RAW), you cannot correct truly white balance or skin tone. So this is important.

When taking photos of people face in slight shade with bright background, does the camera recognize the face and adjust for correct exposure on face. This will help the amateur photographer so they don't have to manual adjust exposure on face.

For those who care about portrait mode, can camera recognize foreground vs background correctly; and generate realistic out of focus blur.

I checked RAW pictures with Lightroom and the 8 on text is still slightly sharper

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