iPhone 15 Pro Max camera upgrades: Powerful, well-nurtured photography beast

iPhone 15 Pro Max contains a pack of seven lenses, backed by its most updated A17 Pro chip
The image shows the camera bumps of iPhone 15 Pro Max.—Apple
The image shows the camera bumps of iPhone 15 Pro Max.—Apple

In terms of design, display, features, and overall performance of the newly launched iPhone 15 series, Apple surely bred a series that has ranked at the top among other competitive top-tier smartphones in the world of smartphones. This makes it the finest addition to the catalogue of Apple’s world-class smartphone brand: the iPhone.

Contrary to what the leaks hinted at before the launch, iPhone Pro models, particularly the iPhone 15 Pro Max, also lead the show with their upgraded camera capabilities, something people are seen undermining in these beasts.

iPhone 15 Pro Max: Camera Hardware

Apple not only focuses on the design and attractive looks of its flagship smartphones but also pays great heed to its hardware as well, making them even more pleasing from the inside.

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The iPhone 15 Pro Max contains a pack of seven lenses, backed by its most updated A17 Pro chip. The 48MP camera, exclusive to only pro models, makes it more flexible for users to capture objects with incredible picture quality and ideal file size to save your storage room.

The iPhone 15 Pro Max brings Apple’s most advanced stabilisation system yet: The Telephoto lens with an outstanding tetraprism design, while coupling optical image stabilisation and autofocus 3D sensor shift together.

Main and Selfie Camera

The main camera facilitates three different focal lengths — 24 mm, 28 mm, and 35 mm — and also allows you to choose one from them as a default.

Along with its 48MP ProRAW lens, it also gives stunning results for 48MP HEIF images, offering around four times more resolution.

The iPhone 15 Pro Max is the only model from the iPhone 15 series that provides the longest optical zoom that ever came with iPhones: 5x at 120 mm. It gives you more subtle control to not let the images be shaky.

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Besides the other beauties of the main camera, the telephoto lens makes it an ideal photo-capturing machine for close-ups, wildlife photography, and capturing something in great action from significant distances.

The selfie camera incorporated in this device is 12 MP, with f/1.9 aperture and 23mm lens (wide).

The front camera also features HDR and Cinematic mode (4K@24/30fps). Additionally, for videos, it offers 4K resolution at 24/25/30/60fps, and 1080p with 25/30/60/120fps.

Night Mode, Action Mode, Smart HDR, and other camera features

Furthermore, one of the most surprising upgrades to the camera settings is that the portraits have gotten better with sharper details, more vibrant colours, and better performance while taking under-exposed images in low light.

Meanwhile, its Smart HDR feature captures subjects and the background with more realistic texture tones and guarantees brighter highlights, richer midtones, and deeper shadows in the photos.

To make the images look great when shared online, this modified HDR system stays intact with third-party apps too.

Apart from all that, the iPhone 15 Pro Max offers the best video quality you’ll witness in a smartphone thanks to Qualcomm’s A17 Pro chip, which brought improvements to low-light video and Action mode.

It offers:

  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps.
  • 1080p HD video recording at 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps.
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps.
  • Cinematic mode up to 4K HDR at 30 fps.
  • Action mode up to 2.8K at 60 fps.
  • HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 4K at 60 fps.