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IPHONE 15 PRO MAX: The camera makes a great first impression
No, I’m not going to give you a highly analytical evaluation of the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s camera after just over two days of using it. What I will say, though, is that I’ve been quite happy with the first few photos I’ve taken with the phone.
Like the iPhone 14 Pro Max, the iPhone 15 Pro Max has a 48MP main camera. However, it should produce better overall images thanks to Apple’s new Smart HDR 5 processing and a new coating to help reduce lens flares. The 48MP camera also now captures photos at a higher 24MP resolution compared to the 12MP files Apple was relying on last year. The 12MP ultrawide camera is also identical, but the 12MP telephoto camera gets a big upgrade from 3x optical zoom to 5x.
I’ve primarily been testing the main camera so far, and it’s produced some really excellent photos.
The picture of my dog, Damon, is a relatively simple shot, but the iPhone 15 Pro Max nailed practically everything. There’s noticeably more detail in his fur compared to similar shots I’ve taken with my iPhone 14 Pro Max over the past year, and the colors look fantastic across the board. Even more impressive, though, is that I didn’t take this photo in Portrait mode, but I was able to turn it into a portrait photo after I snapped it.
This is a new feature across all iPhone 15 models this year, and it’s pretty amazing to see in action. If you take a regular picture of a person or pet, your iPhone 15automatically collects a heap of depth data in the background. You can then find that photo, tap the Edit button, and then selct Portrait to retroactively turn it into a Portrait mode photo. You can adjust the intensity of the blur to be subtle or intense, and you can even change the focus point of the image to apply a portrait effect to a different subject in the shot. It all worked incredibly smoothly each time I’ve tried it, and as someone who often forgets about Portrait mode on my iPhone, it’s likely to be a huge convenience.
But for the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, that stainless steel frame has been replaced with a brushed titanium one. It means this year’s Pro iPhones are lighter than ever, and Apple doubled down on the material by slightly curving the edges of the titanium frame around the front and back glass. The end result is the most comfortable Pro Max iPhone I’ve ever held.