Smartphone cameras are evolving at a rate that many can’t keep up with (which is typically a good thing), and the iPhone 14 is no different. Those who are enthusiastic about photography and videography may feel like the iPhone 14’s camera provides them with the opportunity to capture beautiful moments with ease. Now, more than ever, it’s important to have the capability to record and capture high-definition content to share with family, friends, and the public.
Recently, when Apple announced the iPhone 14 at its “Far Out” event, a lot of people were focused on how the company would improve its cameras after a seemingly stale iPhone 12 and 13 rollout. Thankfully, it seems as though Apple has delivered. If you’re interested to see the newest iPhone 14 camera updates, such as 4k Cinematic Resolution, read below to find out more.
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What is 4K Cinematic Resolution?
One of the new features of the iPhone 14 and iOS 16 is the Cinematic Resolution Mode. It uses Dolby Vision HDR to switch focus between subjects on video seamlessly with the help of a technique called “rack focus”. Previously, iPhone 13 users could use Cinematic Resolution in 1080p 30fps, but the iPhone 14 has taken it a step further. Finally, Apple users can film 4K videos and create cinematic pieces from their pockets. Cinematic Resolution creates a sophisticated and professional effect. Sometimes it can be difficult for an iPhone camera to focus on subjects appropriately due to certain hardware limitations, but it seems due to the iPhone 14’s 48-megapixel sensor, users can enjoy more detail and accuracy.
iPhone 14: How to Enable 4K Cinematic Resolution
If you’re interested in trying out the 4K Cinematic Resolution effect, follow these simple steps below:
- Launch the settings app on your iPhone 14.
- Navigate to Camera.
- Tap Record Cinematic.
- Choose either 4K at 24 fps or 4K at 30 fps.
- Head over to your Camera.
- Toggle through the video effects to find Cinematic Resolution.
Note that one minute of 4K 24 fps video takes up 135 MB of storage space and 4K 30 fps video takes up 170 MB.
Should You Get an iPhone 14?
Every time a new iPhone comes out, Apple users across the globe consider whether this is the model they upgrade to. Understandably, it’s hard to justify purchasing a new smartphone every single year. So should you buy the new iPhone 14 or any of its iterations?
As discussed above, there have been a bunch of new improvements to the iPhone 14’s camera that enables users to film 4K video without a problem. It has a new 48-megapixel sensor that provides more clarity to pictures and detail. It’s great for outdoor photography and lowlight situations due to the camera’s ability to pick up light even when there’s not much available. If you enjoy outdoor activities, you can use Action Mode for stabilization, too. You get extremely vivid colors, accurate skin tones and great autofocus. If you’re a photography enthusiast, we definitely recommend you try out the iPhone 14, especially if you have an older model iPhone like 11 or below.
World-Class Screen Display
The iPhone 14 Pro earned an award for the best smartphone display, which demonstrates how much effort Apple put into its display technology. The screen has the highest color accuracy and great contrast detailing. The screen can hit a peak brightness of 2,300 nits, which is more than double the iPhone 13 Pro. The LTPO OLED display has a range of 1 Hz to 120 Hz for a low-power display option when you need it. A lot of the time, a smartphone’s screen is a heavily underrated feature, but having an amazing display can really set apart a good smartphone from an amazing one. Note that these specifications only apply to the iPhone 14 Pro, so if you’re not willing to splash the cash on these features, maybe refrain from upgrading your phone still.
One of the main aspects to consider when buying a new phone is the cost. New iPhones are never cheap (except perhaps the XS), so you should make each purchase with the idea that your phone will last multiple years. For example, if you have an iPhone XR, it may be around four years since you’ve had it. At that point, your phone may start to slow down, have a shorter battery life, or other things may not work properly. In which case, you should definitely upgrade to the iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Plus/Pro. Currently, the price for the iPhone 14 stands at $799. The Pro costs $999, and the Plus costs $899. Of course, these can go up the more storage space you opt for. When a new model comes out, all other models decrease in price. For example, the iPhone 13 costs around $699 or the 13 Mini costs around $599. These are more than fine alternatives to the iPhone 14 if you’re on a bit of a budget.