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Apple’s latest iPhone family, the iPhone 12 could not have come at a more appropriate time.

With international travel entirely off the cards for 2020, our Instagram feeds have been significantly bleak - they're normally filled with an endless slew of European summer holiday snaps. In an unexpected turn of events, the pandemic has forced us to look inwards – capturing instead conversations between family, isolated dinner parties over Zoom to post to our Instagram stories, and the simplicity of a summer sunrise from our bedroom windows.

While a new tech update may be the last thing crossing your mind as this year comes to a close, the iPhone's photography capabilities will be there to catch every moment.

Here's everything you need to know about the new camera and photo capabilities of the new iPhone 12 range.



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From sharing your first restaurant meal in months or welcoming home a loved one stuck overseas to your first swim in the ocean: the phone's advanced dual-camera system is one of the updates most attractive features.

When it comes to cameras, the number of megapixels only tells part of the story. To find a great quality camera, you need to look inward to the sensor. A high-quality sensor captures more light and better detail, meaning your photos shine. It's a good thing then that Apple's largest new model - the iPhone 12 Pro Max - now features a camera sensor 47% larger than it's previous sensors, improving overall performance and capturing beautiful shots in the low-light. That means your nighttime snaps are about to get a whole lot better. Paired with DSLR technology Apple blurs the line between phone and camera, offering user better image stabilisation, so that you'll never take a blurry photo again.

These updates rival the previous iPhone 11 Pro - a device which offered an unprecedented three-camera lens for professional-level features. The 12 Pro will have the same three-lens configuration as its 11 Pro predecessor, and the rest of the 12 range will include Apple's now-standard two-lens configuration.

The iPhone is the ubiquitous digital camera of the 21st century. It's always with you, always ready and now with the iPhone 12 family, it's bigger, brighter and better than ever.

“We’re once again pushing the boundaries to deliver incredible computational photography advancements, Super Retina XDR displays, and the biggest leap in durability in iPhone history with the new Ceramic Shield front cover. Available in two great sizes, iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini take design to a new level in a new form factor that’s as beautiful as it is durable, and makes it easier than ever for customers to find the perfect iPhone to fit their lifestyle,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro will be available for pre-order in Australia from October 16. The 12 Mini and the 12 Max will be available to order from November 7. The models range in price from $1,199 for the 12 Mini to $2,369 for the Max Pro model.

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