Although new iPhones have fine cameras, still it is better to verify the outstanding claims made by the Apple brand.So, let us have a review of these phones in general and their photography in particular, this insight will make you better aware of the device’ components and features including the advanced camera of the iPhone XS and XS Max.
Although the optics of the advanced camera does not undergo any change since the X, the phone’s sensor has gradually evolved and is therefore worth appraisal.
And, the microphotography of the sensor die reveals that the sensor size has augmented from 32.8mm2 to 40.6mm2 which is a considerable difference even though the measuring units are small, i.e., mm2.
The pixels as marketed also increased from 1.22-1.4 micrometres (microns) which reinforce image quality across the board. However, there is another exciting and slight development here which is the introduction of focus pixels.
It allows much faster autofocus as one gets in an SLR. In the past, cameras used to have a separate sensor just for focus as the pixels used for focusing purpose are unable to capture image info. Thus, if they are put on the picture sensor, the image will have gaps in it.
Moreover, the phase detection autofocus works by taking and comparing two images from different parts of the lens. It is a combination of focus pixels and the new image-processing chip.
And, normally this phase detection has the edge over the contrast detection usually seen in compact cameras as it is faster and more accurate. With this PDAF, the camera knows how to make a quick adjustment to the correct spot without roving around until the image is sharp as in Autofocus cameras. And, phase detection in several dimensions is not only a classier feature but can also enhance the accuracy of the system.
Keeping in mind this, Apple has brought us XS in which the PDAF factors are 1 per 16 sub-pixels, that elevates the frequency of the vertical part detection factors in a manner that they become parallel to the horizontal ones.
Thus, apparently, the experiment carried out by Apple paid off effectively.