24 September 2020
UPDATE (September 2nd, 2020):
A new leak has emerged that shows the iPhone 12 Pro Max camera layout design. It shows the same camera module as the iPhone 11 Pro Max but with an extra cutout. This in addition to the usual cutouts for three camera sensors and TrueTone LED flash. The newer cutout is speculated to be meant for the LiDAR scanner.
Original (August 31st, 2020):
All the rumors about iPhone 12 cameras so far have been about the camera count. We know that the two iPhone 12 models will have dual cameras and the two iPhone 12 Pro models will have triple cameras. The technical specifications of these cameras were unknown until now. A new tip from Twitter user Komiya has shed some light on what to expect.
The tweet mentions that Apple will continue with 12-megapixel sensors on the iPhone 12 lineup. The iPhone 6s from 2015 was the first phone to feature a 12MP camera sensor and since then, all iPhone models have used the same camera resolution. If you are one of those who were hoping to see a megapixel jump this year, it seems like your wait just got longer.
12MP— Komiya (@komiya_kj) August 30, 2020
The good thing is that despite using the same 12-megapixel resolution, iPhone 12 series will feature a bigger sensor size. This difference will allow it to perform better than the iPhone 11 lineup. It is because the bigger the size of the sensor, the more the amount of light it can capture. This results in photos coming out sharper with more details preserved in the shot.
From a previous leak, we know that Apple has packed with iPhone 12 camera with a bunch of features. These include the ability to shoot 4K videos at 120fps, 4K slow-motion videos at 240fps, enhanced Night Mode, advanced noise reduction, bit depth video, and zoom capabilities. It seems like even if the phone camera is your priority, the iPhone 12 lineup should not disappoint you in any way.