With an all-new Night Mode camera, iPhone 11 introduced this week to capture low-light scenes that are hard or impossible to shoot on earlier models. Check below for a fast comparison of 11 photos taken with and without Night Mode at night.
Here’s how Apple describes its new feature of iPhone 11 Night Mode photography:
I spent a few hours with the new iPhone on my first Saturday night capturing photos I’d never try on earlier iPhones. The new camera system on the iPhone 11 already makes me rethink what kinds of photos I can capture without my point-and-shoot dedicated Sony RX100 M6.
Last year I had a wide daylight comparison of the iPhone X and iPhone XS camera. I’m coming back to some of the same places I reside on iPhone 11, but every comparison reveals photos taken with and without Night Mode enabled.
It’s not magic in night mode. You can’t just go into the abyss with your camera and capture something you can’t see. For Night Mode to operate, there requires to be some light. However, you can’t flood the sensor with light; target the camera to a street light, and the entire shot is going to come off badly.
Extremely low-light shots in night mode can preserve the scene, but in the process sometimes generate an impact of water paint. These photos may not look good for printing, but on Instagram they’re likely to be enough.
My peers Michael Steeber and Jeff Benjamin will certainly have exceptional photo comparisons in the days ahead, but this is my original photo experience for now: