Apple upgrades camera sensors in new iPhones

Apple iPhone 11
Apple's iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro cameras have upgraded camera sensors that improve low-light performance. (Apple)

Upgraded cameras are a common feature of new smartphones, and Apples iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro are no exception. According to an article on the site of, the Night Mode camera feature which activates in low light situations is one main improvement, which can be attributed to the use of sensors that achieve 30% higher max ISO compared to previous models.

The article quoted Halide Camera as saying both phones should perform better in low light, because the higher max ISO means the sensors are more sensitive to light

Apple says its Night Mode achieves better low light pictures due to the A13 Bionic chip and software improvements.

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According to the article, one challenge could be how the new phones handle noise, which could result in more grain in a low light photo as the ISO goes up. More grain can lead to low light images looking muddy and soft, the article said.

Apple introduced the much-anticipated new phones on Tuesday.

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