Making the decision on which iPhone to buy can be confusing, especially when a lot of the models have similar specs. The camera, memory, and screen size are the 3 deciding factors for most people. With the iPhone 13 released just a few months ago, we decided to do a roundup on what to expect from the iPhone 13 camera.

Whether you are considering a phone upgrade or looking to get to know the camera on your iPhone 13, we have all you need to know about the iPhone 13 camera.

iPhone 13 camera what can I do with it?

iPhone 13 camera: what can I do with it?

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With the iPhone mini and the iPhone 13 having the same camera specs, here’s some of what you can expect from these two models of iPhone:

The iPhone 13 camera specs

  • Dual 12MP camera system
  • Ultra wide
  • Cinematic mode in 1080p at 30 fps
  • 2x optical zoom
  • Night mode
  • 4k video recording at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • Retina flash
  • TrueDepth camera

What can I expect from the iPhone Pro camera?

If you’re looking to upgrade further, the iPhone Pro and Pro Max also offer:

  • 6x optical zoom range
  • LiDAR scanner for night mode
  • ProMotion technology
  • Telephoto: ƒ/2.8 aperture
  • Wide: ƒ/1.5 aperture
  • Ultra-Wide: ƒ/1.8 aperture
  • 3x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out; 6x optical zoom range
  • Digital zoom up to 15x

iPhone 13 camera quality

iPhone 13 camera what can I do with it?

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iPhones are known for having great camera quality, however, is the iPhone 13 the same?

Many users are enjoying the longer battery life of the latest iPhone, the higher refresh rate display, and the unique capabilities of the camera system. The selfie mode of this iPhone camera is well above average, the camera is able to capture incredible detail with rich and vibrant colors.

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If you are looking to take high-quality pictures, your iPhone 13 will be able to do that and more, with the new lens arrangement providing 47% more light than the iPhone 12. The phone has a larger camera lens compared to previous models, so there’s less noise in photos and a lot higher quality even in low-light settings.

An exciting feature of the iPhone 13 is the Photographic Styles feature where you can switch from different styles and tones.

Cinematic mode

If you’re a fan of shooting videos, then the Cinematic mode is perfect for you. With high-quality videos just a tap away, you can create so many interesting shots with the wide and ultra-wide cameras on the iPhone 13.

The front camera

In addition to an even better back camera setup, the iPhone 13 also provides a True Depth camera system that is also front-facing. Providing additional features such as tones and warmth, not only this but the photographic capabilities of this phone are impeccable. The front-facing camera on the iPhone 13 is one of the best on the market currently.

Long battery life

If you’re looking to start taking photos on your journeys, long battery life is required. Thanks to the iPhone 13, you can expect a long battery life even when you’re taking photos and shooting videos. There will be no more need to carry around a USB battery charger any more.

iPhone 13 camera vs 12

iPhone 13 camera what can I do with it?

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If you currently have an iPhone 12 and you’re wondering if it is worth upgrading for the new camera, it can be a difficult choice to make. Although the iPhone 12 and 13 cameras look the same due to the appearance and the same amount of lenses, however, it’s what’s on the inside that matters.  Here are some of the key differences to consider between the two models.

The iPhone 13 offers a 12mp camera which has the biggest sensor ever used in a dual-camera iPhone. This allows the camera to provide 47% more light than the iPhone 12. The iPhone 13 offers brighter and sharper quality images. As the iPhone 13 has sensor-shift optical image stabilization, you can expect your photos to be even smoother and more defined.

Here are the key differences that the iPhone 13 has that the iPhone 12 does not:

  • Photographic Styles
  • Smart HDR for 4 photos instead of 3
  • Cinematic mode for recording videos

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iPhone 13 pro camera

If you’re looking for one of the best cameras you can get on the market currently in a phone, the iPhone 13 pro is one to watch. With so many exciting features that are brand new to phone cameras, the Pro provides even more exciting features than the 13.

Some of the unique features that the Pro models offer are 6x optical zoom, ProMotion technology, Apple ProRAW, Night mode portraits. These are the type of features you would expect with a professional digital camera.

Macro mode

One of the highest-rated features of the iPhone 13 Pro is the macro mode with the option to capture even the most intricate details. In the iOS update 15.1, Apple now has allowed users to be able to turn off the auto macro mode. If you’re an avid photographer with an iPhone, you’ll know the struggles that this Macro feature creates.


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Still unsure about whether to upgrade your phone? For some of the biggest differences between the iPhone 13 and previous models can be showcased in the form of the iPhone 13 Pro. Although the camera in 13 is exceptional and provides high quality and better lit photos than the 12, in terms of technology the jump isn’t huge. Both cameras on these phones each produce excellent quality images.

For professional photos, looking into an iPhone Pro or iPhone Pro Max is likely to give you the result you’re looking for. Especially with the ProRAW, for the ultimate photo editing experience.

We hope this guide has been helpful when understanding iPhone 13 camera, what can I do with it?