What is the Deep Fusion iPhone 11 Camera?

At the end of October, Apple released an update to its operating system:  iOS 13.2. This included the new Deep Fusion iPhone 11 camera, which consists of new image processing technology. It is available on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

When Apple came out with the iPhone 11 and the iOS 13 operating system, it included multiple new camera features: better sensors, an ultrawide-angle lens, a night mode, and slow-motion selfies. But it hadn’t yet offered an option for those tricky light situations when it’s not perfectly bright but also not completely dark.

Enter the Deep Fusion camera, which Phil Schiller of Apple calls “computational photography mad science.” The new camera is designed to help you take photos in medium to low-light conditions. According to Apple’s press release, Deep Fusion “uses advanced machine learning to do pixel-by-pixel processing of photos, optimizing for texture, details and noise in every part of the photo.” It works best for indoor shots.

Deep Fusion is possible because of the processing system enabled by the Neural Engine of A13 Bionic. It completes pixel-by-pixel processing of your photos, optimizing for texture, details and noise in every part of the photo.

What that means is that the Deep Fusion iPhone 11 camera goes through a very complicated process every time you take a picture. When you snap a photo in medium light, the camera actually takes nine different pictures: four short images, four secondary images, and one long exposure photo. It then combines the long-exposure with the best of the short images. Next, the processor goes pixel by pixel, choosing the best elements from both to create its ultimate Frankenstein photo – with the most details it can. And if that weren’t enough, the camera does this in just in one second.

If you’re still wondering whether the iPhone 11 is worth the upgrade from your current phone, the new camera also offers several improvements over previous models:

  • A new wide sensor with 100 percent Focus Pixels that enables Night mode
  • Redesigned camera interface that works with the dual-camera system and all-screen display to let users see and capture the area outside of the frame
  • Ability to record video without switching out of Photo mode with QuickTake
  • 12MP camera with a wider field of view to capture four times more area in selfies
  • Next-generation Smart HDR for more natural-looking photos
  • Ability to record 4K video at up to 60 fps and 120 fps slo-mo
  • Better highlights and shadow details

If you’re debating about the iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro cameras, Tech Daily says that there are some meaningful differences in the photos you’ll be able to take:

Have you tried the new Deep Fusion iPhone 11 camera? Are you happy with the upgrade? Tell us about your experience!


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