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Apple confirms usage of Sony camera sensors on iPhones

In a tweet, Apple's CEO Tim Cook stated that the company has been in partnership with Sony to create the iPhone's cutting-edge cameras.
Apple confirms usage of Sony camera sensors on iPhones
Apple has been using Sony camera sensors for over a decade!

Apple has been using Sony's camera sensors for over a decade!

Tim Cook's tweet!
Tim Cook's tweet

This is the first time Apple admitted to using Sony's camera sensors in their iPhones. For years now, Apple iPhones always battle it out on top of smartphone camera performance. It will always be rivals with other top smart camera performers such as the HUAWEI Mate series and Google Pixel series.

Another notable thing about Apple iPhones' cameras is their consistency. Apple's work with Sony over the decade produced a signature camera performance that we come to expect year-over-year. We all know what to expect out of the box and that is impressive to maintain for over 10 years.

As of the moment, Apple has 7 iPhone models residing in DxOMark's Top 20 camera smartphone rankings. The Apple iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 were able to score 146 points in DxOMark's camera benchmark which is good enough to be in the top 5.

To recap, iPhone 14 Pro is using a 48MP main camera. It can shoot 2x better low-light images because of this sensor's 65 percent greater size compared to the 13 Pro's 12MP sensor. In addition, it boasts a 7-element lens, 100 percent Focus Pixels, second-generation sensor-shift OIS, up to 2x lossless telephoto, and an f/1.78 aperture size.

Sony has been known for its great cameras both in standalone form and for smartphones. Its Sony Xperia 5 IV, for instance, features a triple camera setup with a 12MP f/1.7 primary camera with a 1/1.7-inch Exmor RS sensor with Hybrid OIS/EIS, the 12MP f/2.2 124-degree 16mm ultra-wide angle camera with an Exmor RS sensor, and the 12MP f/2.4 2.5X optical zoom telephoto camera with OIS and LED flash.

In addition, Sony recently released the massive 1-inch Sony IMX989 mobile camera sensor. This is the first 1-inch camera sensor specifically designed for smartphones. It provides ultra-fast focusing speed, better dynamic range, and better camera performance, especially in low-light scenarios.

It is great to know that tech giants still promote collaborations like this. Apple knows that to get great camera performance, they need to tap into the expertise of someone tenured in the industry like Sony.

What do you guys think?

Source: Twitter

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