Last month, DXOMark released the iPhone 13 Pro camera review, saying it ranked better than last year’s iPhone 12 Pro. Now the company also announced the iPhone 13 camera review and it is also better than 12 Pro.
DXOMark explains that the score includes a “Photo score of 138”, which is also one point better than the iPhone 12 Pro, and a “Video score of 117”, both of which help the iPhone 13’s case. On the other hand, it got a good Zoom score of only 55 points.
In the camera department, the iPhone 13 may not offer a dedicated tele module, but comes with several improvements over last year’s generation. The new primary module uses the same size sensor as last year’s top-of-the-line iPhone 12 Pro Max, and there is now Dual-Pixel autofocus instead of PDAF. The light is channeled through an f / 1.6 aperture lens, and a sensor-shift stabilization system keeps things stable. The primary 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 no matter which iPhone you get, you have the same camera experience.
DXOMark praises the camera of this phone and says that it generally records with beautiful 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 that says its limits in detail when using medium to long distance zoom. DXOMark also highlights video noise, especially in low light and limited dynamic range in challenging high-contrast scenes.
The iPhone 13 and 13 mini rank in tenth place of the global smartphone ranking tied to the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
As always, it is important to keep in mind that the method and reliability of DXOMark’s tests are often questioned and disputed, primarily on the basis that camera quality is subjective, and assigning a “score” is challenging. This is especially true when there is no fixed scale and scores push well above 100.
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