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User Guide on How to Use Deep Fusion iPhone 11 Camera

Use Deep Fusion iPhone 11 Camera
Written by Hassan Abbas

Use Deep Fusion iPhone 11 Camera: Deep Fusion is a camera technology from Apple. Also, it aims to enhance the detail of a photograph snapped on the iPhone. However, the Deep Fusion Camera feature is currently only available on the latest phones like iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. But, unlike many other latest cameras, features for these iPhones, like an ultra-wide-angle lens, night mode, or zoom lens, how do you use the Deep Fusion camera?

This is where things get quite more interesting, as Deep Fusion is quite different from other camera features on the iPhone.

Besides having a button or a choice to allow Deep Fusion on the iPhone 11 camera. Instead, Apple design to Deep Fusion to happen automatically when it’s optimal, without user involvement.

Means, Deep Fusion is allowed by itself. But only when the iPhone camera sensor analyzes that it would improve a photo taken on the iPhone.

Especially, that doesn’t answer the question as to how to use a Deep Fusion camera then, does it? That answer is a bit more unclear since the feature allows itself automatically.

How to Use Deep Fusion Camera on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro

According to Apple, Deep Fusion mode becomes and active when the standard camera lens is in use in medium to brightly lit environments.

However, the telephoto zoom lens only uses Deep Fusion mode when the subject is very brightly lit.

Currently, The ultra-wide-angle lens does not use Deep Fusion at all. However, regardless of lighting conditions.

So necessary if you like to use Deep Fusion on iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Camera. Make sure you’re using the 1x camera in a well-lit environment. Just like a very bright room, or outdoors in the daylight. However, you can also use the 2x camera in a very bright setting, and Deep Fusion should allow automatically then too.

However, the key also using Deep Fusion is lighting, as with many other aspects of photography.

Why is there no indicator that Deep Fusion allows on iPhone 11 Camera?

Apple seemingly told that there’s intentionally no indicator anywhere about iPhone cameras using Deep Fusion. Because they don’t like people to think about how to get the best images, besides they’d rather people just take images naturally and allow the iPhone camera to determine the best level of detail and blending technology to use.

But it has its own side effect making it a challenge to actually decide if images used Deep Fusion technology at all or not. But after speaking, if the camera used in a bright environment, and the images seem to have very high detail. However, probably a good guess that Deep Fusion was used to perfect the appearance of the images.

Additionally, you can’t also necessarily view any references to Deep Fusion in the EXIF and metadata of images snapped on the iPhone camera.

What is Deep Fusion? And how does it work anyway?

When Apple introduced the iPhone 11 Pro/Pro Max, and iPhone 11 and spent some keynote time on the device’s cameras. However, they discussed Deep Fusion and a bit about how it works.

In short, in proper lighting cases, the iPhone 11 camera will snap a series of nine images of the same scene. Then Deep Fusion uses machine learning to plan which of the combinations of the images will result in the best possible picture. That may mean blending components of those nine photos together to get the best possible resolution and quality of an image.

Deep Fusion is quite cool camera technology. Also, it will carry forward to all future iPhone models and advance further when time goes on and the iPhone cameras get more difficult and more capable.

What do Deep Fusion photos look like?

A photo snapped on iPhone using Deep Fusion technology basically displays more detail with better and more realistic lighting including shadows and highlights.

Here’s an example image that was taken on iPhone 11 Pro where Deep Fusion was evidently active. However, the picture is a relative close-up of animal fur and as you can view it’s highly detailed.

As you can view the image is very comprehensive. In other means, the actual raw image seems also crisper, sharper, and better than that example!

Because Deep Fusion photos are not marked in EXIF or metadata. Also, it can be challenging to figure out which exactly is using camera technology. But if an image seems especially great and sharp.


What do you think about Deep Fusion on iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max? Do you want there was a manual settings toggle for Deep Fusion camera? Let us know in the comments section below!

Till then! Keep Smiling 🙂

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Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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