Anyone considers themselves as content creator these days and there is nothing wrong about it. Most of us have some sort of social media account whether personal, business or just for fun. But don’t worry I won’t judge you for it.
A mobile phone would probably your first option but then a gain we are talking of tools for content creation so it could be a camera, a mobile phone, a video camera or one that is all of the above mentioned.
No this is not a review, I believe there are a lot of good tech reviewers out there so I won’t be adding to the saturated world of mobile phone reviews.
1. The Cameras
The triple cameras should be at least expected to be included on these reasons I’m going to mention. It made to the top because it is one biggest upgrade for the iPhone this year. In-body sensor shift optical image stabilization for the wide angle lens for starters is a huge upgrade from last year’s iPhone 12 pro models. Now that it is used with the wide angle lens, it gives that particular lens a boost in terms of stabilizing handheld shots and of course better performance in low light situation.
Notable improvements on the triple camera:
Telephoto: ƒ/2.8 aperture
Wide: ƒ/1.5 aperture
Ultra Wide: ƒ/1.8 aperture and 120° field of view
In short, the lenses now let more light in to the sensor which in return produces better photos than its predecessor. The wider aperture of the lenses really makes a huge difference specially shooting on a low lit areas.
What does these all mean to you as a content creator? It simply means you will now be able to get better photos under low light situations and in some cases, you won’t even need to edit your photos anymore and when you do, the phone has more power to handle editing stuff right on your phone.
2. Cinematic Video Mode
Not just blurring your background on video, the camera can dynamically adjust and switch which areas to blur on your video giving you that cinematic look when you have foreground and background interaction. Switching from one focus to another is much more dynamic. The crazy part is, you can also change the focus even after you have taken the video. So you wont be worried when your focus is off because you can always adjust it after shooting. Please take note this is only working in Cinamatic mode and only in 1080p at 30fps.
ProRes video could be included here but the affect on Cinematic Video mode applies to everyone even those who are just shooting for social media and wont be shooting those ProRes. A content creator using a mobile phone to create content, should be okay not to use ProRes unless you are shooting for a commercial video which needs high quality output for better editing. In case you need this, then the feature is available – Prores 4K at 30 fps (1080p at 30 fps for 128GB storage).
3. Goodbye 64GB Storage
Yes all storage across the iPhone 13 series phones this year will start at 128GB as the base storage. Apple should have done this few years ago but it is good to be an added feature this year the price being the same when the iPhone 12 series were released last year.
This feature has now become important because of the ProRes format that the phone can now shoot so this is an added bonus from Apple.
4. Better A15 Bionic Chip
This doesn’t have to be too technical. The reason why it is much better than the predecessor is that
now, the bionic chip has New 6-core CPU (2 performance and 4 efficiency cores); a New 5-core GPU for graphics intensive tasks and New 16-core Neural engine for AI related tasks making it the fastest chip of its kind.
In real world scnenario, as a content creator, it means task you will be doing on this phone, those graphics intensive ones like video editing and gaming will be processed efficiently and and fast. So you can do more on this device that will be future proof for the next 2-3 years because it is also 5G.
5. Promotion 120Hz Display
As content creator, you wont just be producing content but also consuming content. With the adaptive 120Hz display on the new iPhone, enjoying your favorite content will be much better and since it is adaptive, it will not compromise on battery life. That means you’ll enjoy content creation as well as content consuming with the iPhone 13 series.
Since all social media platforms are just an app away, better performance on the phone almost guarantees you that the apps will also be performing well on this phone. With 5G support, live streaming will also be future proof.
I also feel like the bigger battery on this year’s iPhones is a strong reason for it to be an ultimate content creator. It’s because you can say all your favorite features but if the battery dies easily, it won’t be easy to deal with charging and getting overhear problems. So special mention to the bigger batteries across all iPhone 13 series phones.
Let me hear about your thoughts about this on the comment section.