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Sensor-Shift Camera Stabilization Rumored to Expand to Entire iPhone 13 Lineup

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The entire iPhone 13 lineup will feature sensor-shift optical image stabilization, compared to only the iPhone 12 Pro Max among current models, according to a brief story preview shared today by Taiwanese publication DigiTimes.


"Apple's next-generation iPhones slated for launch in the second half of 2021 will all come with sensor-shift stabilization technology, according to industry sources," the story preview reads. The full report should be published by tomorrow, and we'll update our coverage if there are any further details worth noting.

Korean publication ETNews shared a similar report earlier this week claiming that at least two iPhone 13 models will be equipped with sensor-shift stabilization, with LG Innotek expected to remain the supplier of the necessary components.

Apple first introduced sensor-shift stabilization on the Wide lens of the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The technology stabilizes the camera's sensor instead of the lens for even greater image stabilization and improved photo quality. It's unclear if sensor-shift stabilization would remain limited to the Wide lens on all iPhone 13 models.

"Until now, sensor‑shift stabilization was only on DSLR cameras," says Apple's website. "This is the first time it's been adapted for iPhone. Whether you're shooting video of your kids as you chase them around the park or holding your iPhone out the window on a bumpy road, you'll get more precise stabilization than ever."

Earlier this month, DigiTimes reported that the LiDAR Scanner will also be expanded to the entire iPhone 13 lineup, while mmWave 5G is expected to become available on iPhone 13 models sold outside of the United States.

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Camera may be my least used function on my phone, beaten out by stocks. That said, I think that continuing to push the bounds of what a cell phone camera can do is important and, for a vast number of users, is a deal maker/breaker.
 
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dwaltwhit

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Oooooh please don't make me upgrade twice in 1 year ... would LOVE to see the Mini get this!

stocks! @dwaltwhit Have you noticed Stocks was not updating some of your listings yestday? Love this app.
Reading back on my post I realized it was unclear. I have never opened stocks. The next on the list for least used apps on my phone is camera.
 
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Yay! This will come in real handy for people. As someone with a shaky hand, and coming from XS Max, the 12 Pro Max has made me not even worry about taking low light photos with one hand. Hopefully more people get to enjoy this feature too!
 
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alpi123

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This is excellent, especially if they make a Pro Mini next year. I'm also curious to see what new camera feature the Max will get.
According to Ross Young, there won't be a difference between the cameras of the Pro and Pro Max, like it is this year.
 
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The entire iPhone 13 lineup will feature sensor-shift optical image stabilization, compared to only the iPhone 12 Pro Max among current models, according to a brief story preview shared today by Taiwanese publication DigiTimes.


"Apple's next-generation iPhones slated for launch in the second half of 2021 will all come with sensor-shift stabilization technology, according to industry sources," the story preview reads. The full report should be published by tomorrow, and we'll update our coverage if there are any further details worth noting.

Korean publication ETNews shared a similar report earlier this week claiming that at least two iPhone 13 models will be equipped with sensor-shift stabilization, with LG Innotek expected to remain the supplier of the necessary components.

Apple first introduced sensor-shift stabilization on the Wide lens of the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The technology stabilizes the camera's sensor instead of the lens for even greater image stabilization and improved photo quality. It's unclear if sensor-shift stabilization would remain limited to the Wide lens on all iPhone 13 models.

"Until now, sensor‑shift stabilization was only on DSLR cameras," says Apple's website. "This is the first time it's been adapted for iPhone. Whether you're shooting video of your kids as you chase them around the park or holding your iPhone out the window on a bumpy road, you'll get more precise stabilization than ever."

Earlier this month, DigiTimes reported that the LiDAR Scanner will also be expanded to the entire iPhone 13 lineup, while mmWave 5G is expected to become available on iPhone 13 models sold outside of the United States.

Article Link: Sensor-Shift Camera Stabilization Rumored to Expand to Entire iPhone 13 Lineup
I thought i already had this image stabilizer. This sounds like they are trying to sell me the same thing again?!
 
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I thought i already had this image stabilizer. This sounds like they are trying to sell me the same thing again?!
This might clear things up. :)
Apple first introduced sensor-shift stabilization on the Wide lens of the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The technology stabilizes the camera's sensor instead of the lens for even greater image stabilization and improved photo quality.
 
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Wow, this is pretty cool! If iPhone 12S (or 13) still has a charging port, and Touch ID is implementen under the screen, it will be a great opportunity to get the mini! It’s a pity that LTPO lower power consumption panels will still be exclusive to the Pro lineup.
 
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Good. that's why I skipped the iPhone12. I have an 11 Pro and usually buy one every year but when the max got the new sensor shift, I knew it'd be coming to the 13 and look forward to having it in every lens and hopefully the larger sensors as well that the max telephoto has.
 
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Does anyone know if the Back Wide on the 12 Pro Max can support 30 fps @ Full Res ?

It's a 15.4 Mpx image sensor (w/ 1.7um pixels), vs. 12.2 Mpx (w/ 1.4um pixels) used by ALL other newer iPhones (for the Back Wide, that is).


30 fps is the Max "Full-Res" Capture Rate off the 12.2 Mpx image sensor.

Also, anybody know if Apple has said anything about the Read Data Noise Perf of the 15.4 Mpx sensor ?

Read Data Noise is the Gating Factor to improving image sensor performance (& thus smartphone Cameras in general).
 
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Good as really the smaller pro should have same features as the bigger model. doesn't sound like there will be a difference on 12s pro and 12s pro Max for 2021. both will have the better ultra wide lens, 120hz LTPO, Touch ID and maybe smaller notch
 
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The entire iPhone 13 lineup will feature sensor-shift optical image stabilization, compared to only the iPhone 12 Pro Max among current models, according to a brief story preview shared today by Taiwanese publication DigiTimes.


"Apple's next-generation iPhones slated for launch in the second half of 2021 will all come with sensor-shift stabilization technology, according to industry sources," the story preview reads. The full report should be published by tomorrow, and we'll update our coverage if there are any further details worth noting.

Korean publication ETNews shared a similar report earlier this week claiming that at least two iPhone 13 models will be equipped with sensor-shift stabilization, with LG Innotek expected to remain the supplier of the necessary components.

Apple first introduced sensor-shift stabilization on the Wide lens of the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The technology stabilizes the camera's sensor instead of the lens for even greater image stabilization and improved photo quality. It's unclear if sensor-shift stabilization would remain limited to the Wide lens on all iPhone 13 models.

"Until now, sensor‑shift stabilization was only on DSLR cameras," says Apple's website. "This is the first time it's been adapted for iPhone. Whether you're shooting video of your kids as you chase them around the park or holding your iPhone out the window on a bumpy road, you'll get more precise stabilization than ever."

Earlier this month, DigiTimes reported that the LiDAR Scanner will also be expanded to the entire iPhone 13 lineup, while mmWave 5G is expected to become available on iPhone 13 models sold outside of the United States.

Article Link: Sensor-Shift Camera Stabilization Rumored to Expand to Entire iPhone 13 Lineup
Sensor shift isn’t for stabilization it’s for higher MP photos by shifting the sensor taking multiple photos to merge into a clearer and higher resolution.
 
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I think if you have friends, kids, and pets, you probably use the camera a lot.
I have none of those.
 
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I resisted upgrading to the 12 and decided to hold out another year with my 8-plus — looks like I made the good decision.

I got a feeling this will be a 12S naming - 13 is rarely used in marketing.
 
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Will they fix the terrible lens glare? 🧐
All of our holiday pictures taken with the iPhone 12 Pro are awash with multicolor ghosting from lights. Never had this kind of issue with the iPhone X. I'm really disappointed.
 
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