Our Honest Thoughts
If you haven’t watched our YouTube video yet, I invite you to do so. The visual comparison flashes on the screen are wildly helpful, and often more convincing than a drab paragraph of words. Even Niles at first glance noticed how well the depth-of-field on the 13 Pro is compared to the 12 Pro.
Nonetheless, let’s have a chat. While the 12 Pro’s footage looked visibly more overexposed, the iPhone 13 Pro’s colors looked slightly over-processed at times, but not enough to warrant concern. Off-panel color profiles and highlights can be tricky to edit during post-processing, despite shooting in RAW. However, the 13 Por’s exceptional detail and clarity blows past the 12 Pro, almost seeming as if there were a built-in ND filter applied to the latest model. The difference is rather striking, most of our comparisons result if much more miniscule results.
When shooting video, there’s no doubting the difference in skin tone between the two. The 13 Pro’s highlights are dimmed, marking more true-to-life color enhancements and sharper dynamic range than the 12 Pro.
As fanboys who hardly dig optical zoom, the 13’s Pro 3x tele does the focal length justice. Though, when converted to digital zoom by the twitch of a finger, the clarity in the 13 Pro’s footage is much sharper than the dull, almost muddy detail of the 12 Pro.
How these cameras operate better and better every year gets us stoked on what’s next.
As Caleb says, “Dude it’s good”.