Last month, DXOMark posted the iPhone 13 Pro camera review, saying it ranked better than last year’s iPhone 12 Pro. Now the company has also released the iPhone 13 camera review, and it is better than the 12 Pro as well.
DXOMark explains that the score includes a “photo score of 138”, which is also a point better than the iPhone 12 Pro, and a “video score of 117”, both of which help the iPhone 13 case. On the other hand, he received a good Zoom score of just 55 points.
On the camera side, the iPhone 13 cannot offer a dedicated TV module but comes with several improvements compared to last year’s generation. The new main module uses the same size sensor as last year’s high-end iPhone 12 Pro Max and there is now Dual-Pixel autofocus instead of PDAF. Light is channeled through an f / 1.6 aperture lens and a sensor-shift stabilization system keeps things stable. The main module is accompanied by an ultra-wide camera that has the same technical specifications as on the iPhone 12 generation.
As you can imagine, the iPhone 13 and 13 mini have the same camera modules and DXOMark was able to confirm this, so whatever iPhone you get you will have the same camera experience.
DXOMark praises this phone’s camera saying it generally takes on nice colors and white balance, nice skin tones in most lighting conditions, fast, accurate autofocus and repeatable, and predominantly precise and smooth video focusing.
On the flip side, reviewers criticize the lack of a telephoto lens saying its limitations are detailed when using a mid and long range zoom. DXOMark also highlights noise in videos, especially in low light, and limited dynamic range in difficult, high-contrast scenes.
The iPhone 13 and 13 mini are tied for tenth in the global smartphone rankings with the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
As always, it’s important to keep in mind that DXOMark’s testing methodology and reliability is often questioned and contested, primarily on the basis that camera quality is subjective and the attribution of ‘a “score” is difficult. This is especially true when there is no fixed scale and the scores are well over 100.
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