Apple has made a couple of improvements to the iPhone 12 Pro camera. Although the iPhone 12 Pro’s camera specs may not seem to be significantly different than the iPhone 11 Pro, underneath there are many improvements and changes. Apple also introduced a variety of new settings and camera features to the iPhone 12 Pro. Keep reading for five iPhone 12 Pro camera tips that you need to know.
5 iPhone 12 Pro Camera Tips and Tricks to Know
Here are the top iPhone 12 Pro camera tips and techniques you need to know by 2021.
1. QuickTake Using Volume Button
Apple introduced a QuickTake option to its iPhone lineup last year. This year, Apple has improved it further. The Volume buttons can be used to take QuickTake videos. Depending on your Camera app settings, you can use both the Volume Up button for quick photos or the Volume down button for QuickTake videos.
2. Night Mode
Apple introduced Night mode in the iPhone 11 series in 2019, but it was limited to the 12MP rear camera. The company has improved Night mode with the iPhone 12 Pro series by making it available to all of the cameras. You can use Night mode in the Camera app on the iPhone 12 Pro to take ultra-wide, telephoto shots as well as the 12MP FaceTime HD camera. This allows you to capture stunning photos in low-light conditions.
3. Photographs outside of Frame
Your iPhone 12 Pro’s primary camera can also capture photos from the ultra-wide-angle camera, if it considers it necessary. The ultra-wide-angle photo is not visible to the user, but Apple stores it for 30 days. This can be very useful if you need to adjust the framing.
You can use the perspective, crop, straighten and perspective tools in the built-in editor to access the ultra-wide-angle photo. This will allow you to reframe your photo however you wish. Your iPhone can adjust the photo automatically using ultra-wide angle content to make it even better. These photos will display a blue Auto badge in the top-right corner.
This feature is also available in QuickTake videos. Under Settings -> Camera, you will find the Capture Outside the Frame options.
4. Dolby Vision Video Recording
You can record Dolby Vision HDR videos with the iPhone 12 Pro. The iPhone 12 Pro is the first smartphone to record 4K Dolby vision from both the front and rear cameras. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini can record DolbyVision videos at 30 frames per second, while the iPhone 12 Pro series can record them in 4K 60fps.
Dolby Vision HDR video recording on iPhone 12 Pro
The default setting for Dolby Vision recording is on, so you don’t need to do much. However, you can disable Dolby Vision or find out where it is located on your iPhone 12 Pro.
- Go to Settings on your iPhone 12 Pro.
- Tap on Camera by swiping down
- Tap Record Video
- Scroll down to see HDR video. You can toggle this option on or off to disable Dolby Vision.
Both the iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Pro Max can shoot photos in ProRAW. Apple’s version of RAW/DNG files. ProRAW offers both flexibility and computational benefits, such as Smart HDR 3, Deep Fusion, and Apple’s own ProRAW file format. ProRAW is a great choice for photographers and those who post-process photos. ProRAW can only be used by the pro iPhone 12 series.
ProRAW photos can be taken on iPhone 12 Pro
- Launch Settings
- Scroll down to tap Camera
- Select Formats from the top of your screen
- Apple ProRAW: Switch to Apple
- The default iPhone 12 Pro Camera app now has the RAW icon at the top right corner (top-left in landscape mode).
- Tap RAW to make it available for a photo. The diagonal line will disappear once it is enabled
- When you look at your photos after taking one with ProRAW, the RAW label will be visible in the top left corner of the Photos app.
- To immediately access the ProRAW image, tap Edit on iPhone 12 Pro.
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