Sensor-Shift Camera Stabilization Rumored to Expand to Entire iPhone 13 Lineup

The entire iPhone 13 lineup will feature sensor-shift optical image stabilization, compared to only the iPhone 12 Pro Max among current models, according to a brief story preview shared today by Taiwanese publication DigiTimes.

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"Apple's next-generation iPhones slated for launch in the second half of 2021 will all come with sensor-shift stabilization technology, according to industry sources," the story preview reads. The full report should be published by tomorrow, and we'll update our coverage if there are any further details worth noting.

Korean publication ETNews shared a similar report earlier this week claiming that at least two iPhone 13 models will be equipped with sensor-shift stabilization, with LG Innotek expected to remain the supplier of the necessary components.

Apple first introduced sensor-shift stabilization on the Wide lens of the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The technology stabilizes the camera's sensor instead of the lens for even greater image stabilization and improved photo quality. It's unclear if sensor-shift stabilization would remain limited to the Wide lens on all iPhone 13 models.

"Until now, sensor‑shift stabilization was only on DSLR cameras," says Apple's website. "This is the first time it's been adapted for iPhone. Whether you're shooting video of your kids as you chase them around the park or holding your iPhone out the window on a bumpy road, you'll get more precise stabilization than ever."

Earlier this month, DigiTimes reported that the LiDAR Scanner will also be expanded to the entire iPhone 13 lineup, while mmWave 5G is expected to become available on iPhone 13 models sold outside of the United States.

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Top Rated Comments

AngerDanger Avatar
44 months ago

I thought i already had this image stabilizer. This sounds like they are trying to sell me the same thing again?!
This might clear things up. :)

Apple first introduced sensor-shift stabilization on the Wide lens of the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The technology stabilizes the camera's sensor instead of the lens for even greater image stabilization and improved photo quality.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RigoStar Avatar
44 months ago
Will they fix the terrible lens glare? ?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Spinn_ Avatar
44 months ago
Very cool! I was under the impression that Sensor-shift was only on the iPhone 12 Pro Max because of space restraints. Sounds like they found a way to shrink it down to fit in all their phones.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ewartjohn11 Avatar
44 months ago
Yay! This will come in real handy for people. As someone with a shaky hand, and coming from XS Max, the 12 Pro Max has made me not even worry about taking low light photos with one hand. Hopefully more people get to enjoy this feature too!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DocMultimedia Avatar
44 months ago

Good. that's why I skipped the iPhone12. I have an 11 Pro and usually buy one every year but when the max got the new sensor shift, I knew it'd be coming to the 13 and look forward to having it in every lens and hopefully the larger sensors as well that the max telephoto has.
Ditto for me.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dwaltwhit Avatar
44 months ago
Camera may be my least used function on my phone, beaten out by stocks. That said, I think that continuing to push the bounds of what a cell phone camera can do is important and, for a vast number of users, is a deal maker/breaker.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)