The editor of 9to5mac tested the iPhone 13 Pro’s macro mode and tried to draw his own conclusions about how well Apple turned out to be in this mode.
Macro photography works differently on the iPhone 13 than on other smartphones: you simply bring the camera closer to your subject until it switches to macro mode. At first glance, this seems quite convenient, but in reality it is not.
The reviewer admits that Apple wanted to make the mode as convenient as possible, but in fact the camera exits macro mode as quickly as it turns on. When this happens, she switches cameras, which, as early observers said, was very annoying. You start to carefully zoom in on the camera, and then suddenly you see a defocused image of something in the background. Apple said it will fix this with a software update.
Despite this, it is possible to get interesting shots of ordinary things, as shown below:
9to5mac notes that Apple has not added a true macro lens to the iPhone. But the company has made the existing camera focus very close so that you can take macro photos. If you look at the pictures on a large monitor, the flaws become obvious.
The macro capabilities of the iPhone do not provide the precision or quality required for such images. Nevertheless, such pictures are quite suitable for viewing on the screen of a smartphone and tablet, as well as for social networks.