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Over the years, Apple has shied away from putting headlines in its cameras, particularly its non-professional iPhones. Rather, it focuses on a consistently healthy camera experience. This was the case with the iPhone 12/13 and is also the case with the iPhone 14. On paper, the specs might not look too different from the iPhone 13, as the main camera remains a 12-megapixel one. However, the sensor has become larger and comes with an f/1.5 aperture. This allows the iPhone 14 to capture more light and even the low-light shots come out much better than those on the iPhone 13.

When you click in ideal lighting conditions, the iPhone 14 does a great job and takes really good looking photos. Colors remain as vibrant as ever – and look extremely natural – and detail is captured well too. Again, the larger sensor comes into play. The depth of field is more natural and sometimes images have that kind of effect even if you don’t use portrait mode. So if anyone is asking what is the difference between iPhone 13 and iPhone cameras, then this is a big one.

When conditions aren’t ideal and the light is also low, Apple’s night mode is automatically turned on. There is almost a 2-4 second lag, but the results are quite good. The iPhone 14 also does a good job in pitch-dark surroundings, although certain details are lost. In low light, the iPhone 14 can take really good photos that offer a lot of detail. In my experience, I found the overall experience on the iPhone 14’s main camera to be much better than the iPhone 13. This could also be due to the Photonic Engine that Apple introduced with the iPhone 14 series. The iPhone 14’s ultra-wide camera does a good job too, although it’s not as good as the main camera. Most people will end up using the main camera and be more than impressed with the results.

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Apple added autofocus to the iPhone 14’s 12-megapixel selfie camera, and you can see the difference. Selfies look a lot sharper than on the iPhone 13 and there’s plenty of detail. Apple has given the selfie camera a larger aperture, which makes the bokeh effect look more natural in ideal lighting conditions. Even in low light, the images come out quite well, but the details are sometimes lost a bit.

When it comes to recording videos, the iPhone 14 does a great job. That’s no surprise, however, as Apple has really upped its game when it comes to video capabilities in recent years. What is new, however, is the action mode. There’s no gimbal, but you can turn on Action mode for some really nice shots of “action” shots. I’m not sure how many people will be using this on a regular basis, but it’s another feather in the iPhone’s camera cap.