Over the years and with every iteration, our smartphone cameras are growing more capable. However, will there ever come a day in which professional cameras could be replaced by smartphones? In a video uploaded by photographer Matti Haapoja, he decided to put that to the test by comparing photos taken by the iPhone 11 Pro against that of his Canon 1DX Mark II, a professional DSLR that costs $7,500.
For the most part and especially at a glance, you might be hard pressed to tell which camera shot which photo, but if you take your time to analyze the details, it becomes pretty obvious. As our smartphones do not pack the same size sensors as DSLRs and its lens system is smaller and less complex than a traditional camera lens, most of the time, software is needed to achieve similar effects like bokeh.
As a result, certain effects like bokeh aren’t quite on par with DSLRs but it is still passable. However, on the whole, the iPhone 11 Pro seems to be pretty capable of nabbing some impressive photos with details that could give a dedicated camera a run for its money. While we don’t see professionals selling off their cameras for the iPhone anytime soon, it does go to show how far along camera tech on smartphones has gotten.
If you’d like more details on the iPhone’s camera you can check out our review here.