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Why did Apple hamstring camera repairs on standard iPhone 12 but leave Pro Max module swappable? asks engineering group

Dave 126 Silver badge

Re: Amateur vs professional

> hoping we forget a "pro" camera has more kilos of dedicated image taking/processing hardware

Kilos of image taking hardware, yes. Image processing hardware? Yes, but the phones aren't far, if at all, behind in the processing area, since they are attempting to get better pictures from smaller sensors. The data throughput and storage wrote speeds on recent flagship phones is certainly on par.

The workflow is also different - some pros will take RAW data, and such the processing is done by a human and desktop-class CPU/GPU.

What will be interesting is when we start to see the processing power in DSLRs become proportional to the useful data their sensors are capable of capturing (not just number of pixels, but dynamic range per pixel, and high data capture rate), when compared to phone sensors.

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