Amid the recent camera announcements from Panasonic and Nikon, Apple has introduced the latest generation of its best selling product – the iPhone 12 and its four modifications (the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max). All four iPhone 12 models offer 5G, a faster A14 Bionic processor, a sleek new design as well as more than impressive video capabilities.
According to the company, the iPhone 12 Pro in particular is the very first smartphone that is capable of capturing Dolby Vision HDR along with the ability to record 4K 10-bit HDR video up to 60fps. What’s more, you can edit the captured footage directly on the phone itself using the Photos app, iMovie, or Clips.
Other than that, the iPhone 12 Pro utilizes a 47 percent larger sensor and larger pixels resulting in significantly improved low light performance. There’s also a new OIS which stabilizes the sensor by making adjustments to the Wide camera of the device 5000 times per second. That is five times faster than iPhone 11 Pro!
Also, the iPhone 12 Pro’s screen has a claimed brightness of 1200nits and a contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1. The unit uses a Super Retina XDR display with a resolution of 2778 x 128 and 458 ppi.
Other noteworthy features include a new Ceramic Shield glass display, a more powerful camera system with better optical zoom, a stainless steel design, MagSafe wireless charging system, and a LiDAR sensor for faster autofocus.
iPhone 12 Video Recording Specifications
- 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
- 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
- 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
- HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 60 fps
- Optical image stabilization for video (Wide)
- 2x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out; 4x optical zoom range (iPhone 12 Pro)
- Digital zoom up to 6x (iPhone 12 Pro)
- 2.5x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out; 5x optical zoom range (iPhone 12 Pro Max)
- Digital zoom up to 7x (iPhone 12 Pro Max)
- Brighter True Tone flash
- QuickTake video
- Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
- Time‑lapse video with stabilization
- Night mode Time-lapse
- Extended dynamic range for video up to 60 fps
- Cinematic video stabilization (4K, 1080p, and 720p)
- Continuous autofocus video
- Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video
- Playback zoom
- Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264
- Video formats supported: HEVC, H.264, MPEG‑4 Part 2, and Motion JPEG, HDR with Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG
- Stereo recording
The iPhone 12 mini has a starting price of $699 for 64GB while the bigger iPhone 12 starts at $799. The iPhone 12 Pro, on the other hand, is priced at $999 for the 128GB version whereas the iPhone 12 Pro Max will set you back $1,099 for the 128GB version. For more details and specifications, head over to Apple’s website here.
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