Apple uses three new Sony camera sensors in the iPhone 13 Pro Max

Yordan, 27 September 2021

Apple is reluctant to speak much on the technical details of its smartphones, but after the iPhone 13 series arrived for sale, people keep disassembling them to reveal the bits tech geeks are interested in.

The latest info we received from a Chinese enthusiast are the camera sensors in the iPhone 13 Pro Max. All three shooters have new Sony IMX 7-series sensors behind, while the ToF and front-facing camera inherited the sensors of the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Camera Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Main camera Sony IMX703, 1.9 μm, 26 mm Sony IMX603, 1.7 μm, 26 mm
Ultra-wide-angle camera Sony IMX772, 1μm, 13 mm Sony IMX372, 1 μm, 13 mm
Telephoto camera Sony IMX713, 1μm, 77 mm Sony IMX613, 1 μm, 65 mm
ToF Sony IMX590
Selfie camera Sony IMX514, 1μm

The main 12MP cam has 26mm focal length equivalent, F/1.5 aperture and 1.9 μm pixel size. There is a sensor-shift OIS and a 7P (seven element) lens in front.

The ultrawide snapper has the same 12MP resolution, a focal length of 13mm on and an F/1.8 aperture of its 6P lens. The most notable upgrade is the addition of autofocus though.

The 12MP telephoto cam now has 77mm focal length for 3x zoom, but its 6P lens with OIS has slower F/2.8 aperture. Depending on the scene you can now leverage night mode on this one to more than make up for that.

It is worth noting that Sony names its sensors sequentially so you shouldn't be reading too much into the names themselves.

iPhone 13 Pro Max in Sierra Blue iPhone 13 Pro Max in Silver iPhone 13 Pro Max in Gold iPhone 13 Pro Max in Graphite
iPhone 13 Pro Max colorways: Sierra Blue • Silver • Gold • Graphite

Source (in Chinese) | Via


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Reader comments

  • camera geek
  • 03 Jan 2022
  • gNU

Everyone keeps on ranting about sensors and they don't even know that mobile sensors are plenty capable. It's just the lenses that mostly hold them back most of the time. Take the GN2 for eg. It's a marvel. 2.8 micrometre large pixels ...

Well maybe. But Same camera made under sony brand would cost 500 for example and same thing from Sony would cost 1000+

  • JR
  • 14 Dec 2021
  • r@B

Well...you dont realize that Sony makes all of Nikons sensors. Nikon uses proprietary software and that usually makes the sensors a tad more efficient, but Sony has been making Nikon digital sensors for about 20 years now.

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