iPhone 11 Pro night mode

For the first time, the iPhone 11 Pro is a phone that I feel entirely comfortable using as my sole snapshot camera. Literally the only thing it doesn’t do better than my point-and-shoot (which is no slouch) is zoom, which may be an unsurmountable problem for the smartphone form factor… or it may not.

I’ve been away twice since I’ve had it, to Berlin and Paris, and it’s been phenomenal, but here I want to showcase its night mode in particular with a few samples. Some of the following shots are lit by little more than a few candles.

It’s uncanny, and impressively naturalistic – it almost always looks like a properly exposed night shot rather than an artificial day shot.

My Nikon DSLR will always remain the king, but when I don’t want to carry around a few kilos of camera and lenses, this will do.