iPhone 11 and Pixel 4 cameras’ secret sauce: Why computational photography matters

When Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller detailed the iPhone 11’s new camera abilities in September, he boasted, “It’s computational photography mad science.

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The reason is simple: Computational photography can improve your camera shots immeasurably, helping your phone match, and in some ways surpass, even expensive cameras.’

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In short it’s digital processing to get more out of your camera hardware — for example, by improving color and lighting while pulling details out of the dark. That’s really important given the limitations of the tiny image sensors and lenses in our phones, and the increasingly central role those cameras play in our lives.

Publisher: CNET
Author: Stephen Shankland
Twitter: @CNET
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