iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro from the perspective of photographer Tyler Stalman

Iphone 12 Pro Pacific Blue Pink
Iphone 12 Pro Pacific Blue Pink (Image credit: Christine Romero-Chan / iMore)

What you need to know

  • Photographer Tyler Stalman has a new YouTube video out where he reviews iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro.
  • He shows us how the two new iPhones compare to older iPhones across photography and videography.
  • He also goes into more detail about what the new software and hardware changes mean.

Apple released iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro last week and we're all getting to grips with our new toys. One person who is more qualified to talk about their camera capabilities than most is photographer Tyler Stalman. And he's done exactly that in a new YouTube video – iPhone 12: A Photographer's Review.

Running at more than 16 minutes the video takes a look at both iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro compared with older devices – not just iPhone 11 Pro. The argument here is that most people shouldn't be upgrading from a year-old model, so we see an iPhone X dragged into the fray. Anyone upgrading from 2017's iPhone is in for a treat!

Testing the camera features of the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro

I won't go into the video too much because you're way better off just watching it, if only to see what the cameras can do when put into the hands of someone who knows what they're doing. But the gist is pretty simple – both of these cameras are pretty great but the best has to be iPhone 12 Pro thanks to the LiDAR Scanner and support for Dolby Vision HDR video recording at 60fps.

But that might only be the case for a few weeks. The upcoming iPhone 12 Pro Max, with its improved camera system, will be the one to go for if your hands will accommodate it.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.