iPad Pro Camera Has 'Hidden Superpower'

iPad Pro Camera Has 'Hidden Superpower'

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Lux, creator of the Halide camera app, has posted its review of the cameras on the new M1 iPad Pro.

The specs of the rear camera haven't changed but Apple did introduce an all-new ultra-wide front camera. Although the system lets you switch the front camera between wide and ultra-wide, this is just one camera that is being cropped for the closer view.

The M1 iPad Pro has those 12 megapixels packed into the front-facing camera system to enable a more seamless ‘dual camera system’: one that is entirely created in software. The camera is ultra-wide and only ultra-wide; thanks to software corrections and extra megapixels, the system can just crop that wide and detailed camera feed down to its old focal length.

iPad Pro Camera Has 'Hidden Superpower'

Notably, the review identifies a 'hidden superpower' of the iPad's rear camera. It's able to focus at significantly closer distances than the iPhone.

iPad basically comes with a microscope. That’s right: you can take some pretty incredible macro shots of things without any accessories. The iPhone 12 Pro (or any iPhone, really) has a different lens design and only focuses to about 8 cm (that’s over 3 inches) away from the camera lens. iPad Pro easily focuses on things much closer to its sensor.

Check out a couple close up shots taken on iPad Pro below. Using Halide or another app that enables manual focus will make capturing these macro photos easier. You can download Halide from the App Store. Hit the link for the full review and click here to order the new M1 iPad Pro!

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iPad Pro Camera Has 'Hidden Superpower'

iPad Pro Camera Has 'Hidden Superpower'

Great! - May 28, 2021 at 12:22am
My idea of microscope is different from what this article claims.
1reader - May 30, 2021 at 4:07pm
More like macroscopic than microscopic pictures
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