Apple Vice President of Camera Software Engineering John McCormack and Apple Senior Marketing Director Maxime Veron explained that the company chose five times optical zoom instead of ten times zoom on the iPhone 15 Pro Max for better light sensitivity and stabilization. This is what they’re talking about said In an interview with the French portal Numerama.
According to McCormack, the key factor was image stabilization, which ensured images were clear and detailed when zoomed in. He said the iPhone 15 Pro Max telephoto lens has the most advanced system on the market, combining optical image stabilization with a 3D AF sensor shift module.
“The 5x zoom is something we’ve been able to balance really well. “If you look at the 10x zoom, unless you have the steadiest hands in the world or a tripod, it’s really hard to use,” McCormack said.
Veron, on the other hand, added that another advantage of the five-layer lens of the iPhone 15 Pro Max is its aperture. It has an f/2.8 aperture, which allows the camera sensor to capture more light, especially in low light conditions. This gives it an advantage over the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra’s 10x lens with f/4.9 aperture.
5x optical zoom is exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro Max, while the iPhone 15 Pro has 3x optical zoom.
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