<a href=”https://www.dpreview.com/news/6137710561/the-ultra-wide-camera-in-the-iphone-11-models-is-fixed-focus-doesn-t-support-raw-capture” target=_new” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Gannon Burgett for Digital Photography Review:
Last week, Apple debuted its new iPhone 11 devices, all three of which feature an ultra-wide camera module. This marks the first time Apple has put an ultra-wide camera in an iOS device and with the new camera comes all-new capabilities and shooting modes.
Revealed by Halide developer Ben Sandofsky, the ultra-wide camera has a fixed-focus lens and doesn’t offer any RAW photo output. The reasoning isn’t yet known, but as noted by a number of responses to Sandofsky’s tweet, it’s possible the reason for not offering RAW output from the ultra-wide camera is due to the barrel distortion present in the uncorrected images from the ultra-wide camera.
It looks like the ultra wide angle camera doesn’t support RAW, or manual focus. 😢 pic.twitter.com/dczJ9T0WEV
— Ben Sandofsky (@sandofsky) September 21, 2019
MacDailyNews Take: It’s possible that Apple could turn on RAW support for the ultra-wide camera in a later iOS update.