Last month, DXOMark published the iPhone 13 Pro camera review, saying that it ranked better than last year’s iPhone 12 Pro. Now the company also posted the iPhone 13 camera review, and it’s better than the 12 Pro too.
DXOMark explains that the score includes a “photo score of 138”, which is also one point better than that of the iPhone 12 Pro, and a “video score of 117”, both of which help the iPhone 13 case. On the other hand, it received a good Zoom score of just 55 points.
In the camera department, the iPhone 13 may not offer a dedicated TV module, but it does come with several improvements over last year’s generation. The new primary 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 steady. The main module is accompanied by an ultra-wide camera that presents the same technical specifications as in 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 no matter which iPhone you get, you will have the same camera experience.
DXOMark praises the camera on this phone saying that it generally shoots with pleasant colors and white balance, pleasant skin tones in most lighting conditions, fast, accurate and repeatable autofocus, and mostly precise and smooth video autofocus.
On the other hand, the review criticizes the lack of a telephoto lens saying its limits to detail when using a medium to long-range zoom. DXOMark also highlights noise in videos, especially in low light, and limited dynamic range in challenging high-contrast scenes.
The iPhone 13 and 13 mini are ranked 10th in the world ranking of smartphones tied with the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
As always, it is important to note that DXOMark testing methodology and reliability is often questioned and disputed, primarily on the basis that camera quality is subjective and assigning a “score” is a challenge. This is especially true when there is no fixed scale and scores are well above 100.
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