Some time ago, iphone12 was revealed that this year’s iPhone will finally have a 64-megapixel camera, which really made many fans excited for a while.
But it didn’t take long for the news to be overturned. The reason is that after testing the 6400W pixel lens, Apple feels that the effect is not satisfactory and still needs to continue to polish it, so this year’s iPhone 12 series still uses a 1200W pixel camera.
In this way, everyone’s desire to buy has been extinguished: it is 2020, and Apple is still using the ancestral 12 million pixels. Is this too backward?
Indeed, Apple has used 12 megapixels on the iPhone 6s in 2015, and it was still 12 megapixels on the iPhone 11 series last year. It seems that it will continue to the 12 series. You know, the Android phones next door are already “Evolved” to 100 million pixels.
So the problem is that the quality of photos taken with high pixels must be good?
In terms of photo quality, high pixels do have a certain impact on sharpness, but this is not the decisive factor. In terms of hardware, the sensor size, aperture, and lens quality also determine the image quality of a mobile phone.There is a saying in the photography circle called: The bottom one is crushing people.
CMOS of iPhone 12
This “bottom” refers to the camera’s sensor (CMOS). Taking the size of a single pixel as an example, the same amount of pixels will produce single pixels of different sizes in sensors of different sizes. The larger the sensor, the larger the single pixel size, and the larger the single pixel size, the stronger the ability to process information and the higher the image quality.
For example, your house has a 1,000 square meter walls, and the neighbor’s wall is only 10 square meters. One day you covered the wall with 1,000 tiles, the effect is very nice:
The neighbor saw it and wanted to post 1,000 pieces, but his wall was only 10 square meters, so there were not so many tiles on it. The witty neighbor cut a large ceramic tile into 1,000 small pieces, which also covered them, and declared to the public that “I also have a wall of 1,000 tiles”.
Although they are all 1,000 tiles, the effect is very different. Do you understand now? This is why the iPhone 11 Pro Max with only 12 megapixels can even out and even slightly outperform a group of 20-40 megapixel Android phones…
In addition, many professional SLR cameras have only 12 million pixels. Can you say that they are inferior to mobile phones for taking pictures? On the iPhone 12, although it is still 12 million pixels, Apple will upgrade it to a larger 1/1.9 inch CMOS, so we don’t have to worry about its image quality falling behind.
In addition, the mobile phone software “tuning” is also crucial. The more excellent the image processing algorithm, the easier it is to deal with various extreme camera environments. Apple has always used CMOS sensors customized from Sony, and at the same time, multiple teams such as cameras, chips, and systems have jointly optimized them to give full play to the powerful performance of the A-series bionic processors to achieve software and hardware coordination.
When taking pictures with some 100-megapixel mobile phones, due to insufficient hardware and poor software optimization, the output of 100-megapixels will be delayed by 2 to 3 seconds, which gives people the impression that they are stuck.
In fact, most of the mobile phone screen resolution is at the 2K level. Even if you have a 100 million pixel photos, you can’t display more details on the phone. Rather than pile up pixels frantically, it is better to study the software algorithm. What users need is a better experience and higher picture quality, not a back lens, 1 billion pixels…
I hope that manufacturers will stop bluffing about high pixels and fooling primary users, do less marketing and be more sincere.