How the Apple iPhone’s camera evolved over the years
With the Apple iPhone 11 series introduced, there are new camera features such as the 12MP ultra-wide lens, Slofie (slow-motion selfie), along with the existing 4K video recording at 60fps. These are all pretty cool features but you will need a good data plan to keep it up as well, but before we get into that - let's take a look at how iPhone photo and video quality have evolved over the years.
Since the OG iPhone many years ago, the average photo size was just a mere 1600 x 1200 pixels and now fast forward to 2018, it has grown exponentially up to 4032 x 3024 pixels which are roughly around 3MB per image, more or less. It doesn't need a lot of data, but it becomes a mountain if you download or upload a few every day.
Another media that requires a lot of data is downloading or uploading a video. There are a lot of factors on how much data you need for it, such as resolution, screen ratio, frames per second, video format, modes and others. Thankfully, some folks from Lifewire.com compiled a list of how many megabytes a general video file size is. You can check out the table below for reference:
For just a minute, it can already take up 400MB in 4K HD @ 60fps!
This year, there is a new Apple iPhone camera feature called Deep Fusion and at first glance, the first impression was that the new iPhone 11 series photo size would be increasing again but that's not the case. Deep Fusion compiles a total of 9 images (4 short and 4 secondary images taken before you press the shutter + 1 long exposure photo) and combines the best of them, through 24 million pixels in just a second.
With this, it's safe to say that Deep Fusion won't increase the photo data file that much, as the resolution will still be 4032 x 3024 pixels regardless. Let's not forget about the video capability as well which requires a huge amount of Internet data if you're planning to upload them.
Here's the latest iPhone photo at 4032 x 3024 pixels
In terms of data size, that's 2.96MB
A portrait photo, file size 1.28MB and has the same (3024 x 4032) pixels
As we mentioned earlier, sending a few photos a day takes up a huge chunk of data (especially your relatives in family group chats, we know lol). So if they send 10 iPhone photos and a 1-minute 1080p video footage @ 30fps, that's a total of 159.6MB in a single time. Now, wouldn't it be nice if there is some sort of affordable unlimited Internet data?
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