Posted: 4. August 2022 at 08:20 CEST

By: Team

What's the ISO sensitivity of the iPhone camera?

The current iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max features four cameras in total, three on the back, one on the front. All four cameras have different ISO sensitivities. The easiest way to determine the respective data is by using an app.

MaxCam, Softmatic’s new camera app, will readout and display all relevant data for each camera module; here’s the back telephoto camera of an iPhone 13 Pro Max:

iPhone 13 Camera ISO Sensitivity

As can bee seen in the screenshot, the lowest sensitivity is ISO 21 while the highest is ISO 2688. In addition, the app lists focal length (77mm, 35mm-equivalent), aperture (F2.8, fixed), shutter speed range and focus details like the minimum focus distance.

Table with all three back cameras:

  • Ultrawideangle (FL 13mm): ISO 24 – 2304
  • Wideangle (26mm): ISO 34 – 7616
  • Telephoto (77mm): ISO 21 – 2688

Compare to the front orĀ  „Selfie“ camera of the 13 Pro Max:

iPhone 13 Front Selfie Camera ISO Sensitivity

The front camera has a slightly smaller ISO range: ISO 23 bis 2208. Note that even with the current top of the range iPhone, the lens can’t auto-focus. Instead the focus is fixed to the typical arm-length distance of a selfie (around 50cm or 20 inches).

Note that all this data is supplied by Apple. It is unknown which method is used to determine the sensitivity of the sensors. For an overview of the different concepts see here.

MaxCam requires an iPhone with iOS iOS 16 and is currently scheduled for release in September 2022. More here.


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