Apple’s latest generation iPhones — the iPhone 15 series — come equipped with a new 48MP primary sensor. And, it comes as the huge upgrade over the previous generation 12MP sensor that Apple used to offer with its iPhone models.
The biggest advantage, however, is the default 24MP resolution instead of 12MP that Android OEMs offer. That said, there’s an option on the new iPhone models that allows users to leverage the new 48MP full resolution to capture much sharper and more detailed photos.
If you are wondering how to capture photos in full 48MP resolution, follow these steps:
iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are the phones that support this feature. iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max users can also shoot at 48MP resolution.
iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus support JPEG Max (48MP) photos, while the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max support both 48MP JPEG, HEIF Max 48MP and ProRAW photos.
Things to keep in mind while capturing photos in 48MP on new iPhones
First and foremost, the photo size will be relatively bigger in 48MP resolution. It will range around 100MB per photo. So, make sure not to capture all the photos in this resolution
There’s a HEIF 48MP mode which clicks photos in 48MP in under 5MB. You may not want to capture photos all the time in this format as there will be compatibility issues.
How to turn on 48MP mode on iPhone 15 series
- Open Settings app on your iPhone 15 series or iPhone 14 Pro models
- Navigate to Camera option and choose Formats option
- Now, toggle on ProRAW & Resolution Control option (this will be the only option for iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus)
- Here, choose HEIF on iPhone 14 Pro/ Pro Max and iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max or you also have the option to choose ProRAW Max option
Open the Camera app and check if you see HEIF Mac or RAW Max option within the camera app at the top right corner.
If you see the option, just tap the shutter button.