Triple-Lens Rear Camera

Wide Lens

There’s an upgraded 48-megapixel Wide lens on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, which uses second-generation sensor-shift optical image stabilization and which features a quad-pixel sensor. The lens features a 24mm focal length and an f/1.78 aperture.

To keep file sizes reasonable, the quad-pixel sensor combines every four pixels into a single pixel that’s equivalent to 2.44 µm, essentially turning the 48MP photo into a 12MP photo with impressive detail and low-light performance because the combined pixels allow for 4x more light. 

The quad-pixel sensor enables a new 2x Telephoto option that uses the middle 12 megapixels on the sensor for full resolution photos with no digital zoom. 

When in ProRAW mode, the iPhone is able to capture ProRAW images at the full 48-megapixel size for more detail, which Apple says enables new creative workflows for pro users. Third-party camera apps can also take advantage of the 48MP lens, capturing full-resolution images.

Ultra Wide Lens

There is a new 12-megapixel Ultra Wide lens with larger 1.4 µm pixels to provide sharper images with more detail, and to offer more detail for macro photos. 

The six-element lens features a 13mm focal length, f/2.2 aperture, and 120 degree field of view. 

Telephoto Lens

The improved Telephoto camera offers 3x optical zoom, which can be used alongside the 2x zoom enabled by the Wide camera. The six-element lens has a 77mm focal length with an f/2.8 aperture and optical image stabilization support.

Photonic Engine

The Photonic Engine is a new software feature that builds on Deep Fusion, applying it earlier in the imaging process to provide more detail, preserve subtle textures, and improve the color in the photo. 

Apple says that the Photonic Engine offers a “giant leap” for mid to low-light photo performance in photos across all cameras. Low-light performance is up to 2x better on the Wide camera, up to 3x better on the Ultra Wide camera, 2x better on the Telephoto camera, and 2x better on the front-facing TrueDepth camera.

Video Capabilities

The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max offer up to 4K video recording at 24, 25, 30, or 60 fps. HDR recording, ProRes video, slo-mo video, and time-lapse are all supported. Note that recording ProRes video in 4K requires at least a 256GB iPhone 14 Pro model. 

Apple added a new Action Mode that’s designed to provide smooth-looking video that ignores shakes, motion, and vibrations. Action Mode records at up to 2.8K at 60 frames per second.

Other Camera Features