Apple iPhone 13 Pro review

The iPhone 13 Pro is more evolution than revolution, but it still adds up to a very well-rounded camera phone

Apple iPhone 13 Pro
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Digital Camera World Verdict

A set of fairly modest upgrades and improvements, such as a useful new macro mode, make the iPhone 13 Pro the best iPhone for photographers yet. It evolves from the iPhone 12 Pro, but arguably doesn’t offer a big enough overhaul to warrant the costly price of an upgrade for existing users. iPhone 11 Pro or older users may find they benefit more from the upgrade.


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    Cheaper than last year’s iPhone 12 Pro

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    Excellent macro/close-up focusing

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    Same cameras on both Pro and Pro Max


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    No advanced controls in native app

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    Price still high

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    Relatively restricted zoom

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The iPhone 13 range features four different models, each tailored towards a different kind of user. There’s the basic / entry-level models: the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 Mini, and there’s the more advanced (and more expensive) iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max models.

In this review, we’ll be looking at the iPhone 13 Pro. Unlike last year’s iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, the cameras are the same on both models, so the major difference comes down primarily to the handling and the size of the screen. Both the 13 Pro and the 13 Pro are the ones that are likely to appeal most strongly to photographers - with it being personal choice which size screen you go for this time around.

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Amy Davies

Amy Davies has been writing about photography since 2009, and used to be a colleague on Digital Camera magazine and She now works as a freelance journalist writing for nclude Amateur Photographer, Stuff, Wired, T3, Digital Photographer, Digital Camera World, TechRadar, Trusted Reviews, ePhotozine and Photography Blog. She has an undergraduate degree in journalism and a postgraduate diploma in magazine journalism, both from Cardiff Journalism School.