Apple iPhone 14 review

Apple's latest entry-level smartphone enables you to capture and share great-looking shots and clips, especially if shooting handheld action footage

George Cairns iPhone 14 review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

As a camera, the iPhone 14 has a few exciting new features such as video Action mode and the option to capture 4K Cinematic mode footage at 24 fps but its lack of Macro mode, RAW format shooting, and a Telephoto camera will leave professional photographers plumping for the iPhone 14 Pro. However, if you use an iPhone 12 or older then you’ll notice and enjoy the difference in features and performance that the iPhone 14 has to offer.


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    More affordable than the Pro versions

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    Action mode for smoot handheld clips

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    Effective Portrait mode blur


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    No Macro mode

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    No option to shoot in RAW

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    No Sim tray in the US

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Most of the iPhone-owning readers of this review will probably be keen to upgrade to the latest incarnation of their beloved device. The job of this review is to help you make an informed decision on whether to upgrade to an iPhone 14, hold out for the iPhone 15, or take the jump (and the financial hit) to go pro with the iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max. Of course, our guide to the best iPhone for photography should also help.

As you’re reading a Digital Camera World review we know that the iPhone 14’s role as a camera is particularly important, so we’ll put its two cameras through their paces later in our review (with an accompanying test video).

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George Cairns

George has been freelancing as a photo fixing and creative tutorial writer since 2002, working for award winning titles such as Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N-Photo and Practical Photoshop. He's expert in communicating the ins and outs of Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as producing video production tutorials on Final Cut Pro and iMovie for magazines such as iCreate and Mac Format. He also produces regular and exclusive Photoshop CC tutorials for his YouTube channel.