The iPhone 13’s new camera tricks include cinematic video and macro photography
With a design that’s largely similar to last year’s phones, Apple is leaning on big upgrades inside the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro lineups to get people excited. Some of the most substantial improvements to the 2021 iPhones are found in the camera(s), and the company today announced several new features that will produce better still photographs and videos on the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
The first is a new “cinematic mode” for video that replicates the rack focus effect commonly seen in movies. The iPhone 13 smoothly transitions between forefront and background focus based on what’s occurring in the frame. The system is intelligent enough to change focus when a subject looks away from the phone. You can…