iPhone 11 Pro preview: The camera hardware changes


Every year, cameras including those in your iPhone become far more powerful thanks to both hardware changes and accompanying software processing. This is a machine learning camera.

It’s 2019, and your camera isn’t just a module that takes a photo anymore. Cameras compose images from dozens of exposures, mixing and matching pixels from various frames, changing the output creatively and intelligently to ensure you get an image that looks, ironically, more faithful to what we see. All of this means that with fairly modest changes in hardware (except for the new ISO ranges), the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro appear to deliver one of the biggest leaps in camera quality in iPhones yet.

If you’re a serious amateur or professional photographer, the 11 Pro will be of great interest to you. This technical readout goes into a lot of details of the cameras on the new devices.