Apple iPhone 13 review

Don’t quite have the budget for the top-line iPhone? Save some cash with the mid-range iPhone 13

Apple iPhone 13 review
(Image: © Amy Davies/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Available at a significantly cheaper price than its “Pro” sibling, the iPhone 13 is a great mid-range offering. With a dual-lens setup and a stylish body design, it’s a good option for those who don’t want to splash the cash on the top-of-the-line iPhone. However, you do lose some photographic nous by going budget, including the ability to shoot in raw format, macro focusing, low light ability and a telephoto lens.


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    Cheaper than the iPhone 13 Pro

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    Cinematic Video mode included

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    Improved camera compared to last year’s iPhone 12


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    No raw format shooting

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    No telephoto lens

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    No macro mode

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Apple has introduced four new iPhone models in the iPhone 13 series, with each designed to appeal to a particular type of user. The iPhone 13 sits squarely in the middle, offering a little less than the more advanced (and more expensive) iPhone 13 Pro/ iPhone Pro 13 Max and a little more than the basic iPhone 13 Mini.

With this model, you get a double-lens camera set up, with the phone featuring two of the same focal lengths as the iPhone 13 Pro - but you lose out on the telephoto lens.

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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.