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The first iPhone camera that feels like a real camera
Over the past few years I have seen gradual improvements to the iPhone camera with some objects way out of reach, fireworks and the moon come to mind.
The macro feature in the iPhone 13 Pro, however, has changed things somewhat alongside what appears to be a generally much improved photography setup.
There is still a sense of 'digital' to the images, especially so the macro efforts, but it feels closer to a DSLR than it ever has.
I am no photographer and have no real idea what makes a good photo, or how to take a good one for that fact, but I am liking what I see and I have been more than impressed by what I have captured so far.
It feels to me as if phone cameras are getter better at a quicker rate than DSLR and standalone cameras are improving, and as such the latter are struggling to be profitable to a greater degree every year.
For video capture the iPhone 13 is easily more than enough for my needs and for stills it is enough. I suspect that some will still need a 'proper' camera, but that this group of people is shrinking all of the time.
Well done Apple, the iPhone 13 Pro camera is superb and you have made it highly unlikely that I will never own a standalone camera ever again...