iPhone 12 Pro Max as a video camera
In a YouTube video, video professional Michael Tobin shows how the iPhone 12 Pro Max is doing – especially when it is compared with the Blackmagic Pocket 6K camera, which costs around 1900 euros. The test begins with the puzzle of whether the viewer can assign which picture the iPhone made and which one came from the Blackmagic camera. During the course of the video, Tobin goes into more details and shows in DaVinci Resolve 17 how the iPhone was doing. It is praised, among other things, that Apple donated support for Dolby Vision to the iPhone.
Conclusion: the gap is shrinking
Overall, it shows how close the iPhone 12 Pro Max can come to the professional Blackmagic camera. If you just look at the video results, you often don’t see any real differences. Only the exact image analysis shows that more image information is lost on the iPhone 12 – especially when the lighting conditions are not good. The level of detail is also much higher in the case of dedicated video cameras. At 6:02 minutes you can see where the deficits of a smartphone cam are. As the tester mentioned, Samsung’s top models also have very similar problems. Nevertheless, he is quite impressed by how much the iPhone 12 Pro Max can do – and emphasizes that the larger sensor contributed greatly to reducing the deficits of previous smartphone video recordings.