What is Apple's new Cinematic Mode?

Cinematic Mode
(Image credit: Apple)

Yesterday saw the official launch of the iPhone 13 (along with a whole other host of new Apple products, including two new iPads and the Apple Watch 7). While many of the updates were certainly interesting, a lot of them were par for the course, with upgraded camera sensors and longer battery lives across the iPhone 13 models. However, there was one newly announced feature that made us sit up in our seats – Cinematic Mode. 

Billed as a way to mimic professional cinema cameras, Cinematic Mode looks like it could be a game-changer for content creators – but what exactly is it? And how does it work?

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.