The iPhone 15 Pro Max has introduced several improvements to its camera, including extra digital lenses and a dedicated 5x telephoto lens. These enhancements have expanded the framing options and resulted in the best video quality currently available on a smartphone. The device also offers a ProRes log output and has significantly improved low-light photography. Additionally, users can now apply a portrait mode blur effect even after taking a photo. However, despite these advancements, there is still a missing piece in the camera system, according to a professional photographer.
The article highlights how the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s camera was put to the test in Southern California. The photographer took over 1,500 photos and videos in various challenging conditions, such as off-roading, hiking in the middle of the day, and climbing sand dunes at night. This experience led to the conclusion that the iPhone 15 Pro Max boasts Apple’s best camera system to date.
The author showcases their ten favorite photos taken with the device but suggests watching the accompanying video for more examples. Additionally, the video discusses the one aspect that Apple wrongfully left out of this camera system, implying that despite its advancements, there are still areas in which it could be further improved.