Many tech websites are abuzz with the news that the latest Microsoft Pix camera app for iOS is much better than the default Apple camera app that comes with your iPhone or iPad. The overall quality is much better and most of the manual adjustments that you need to do yourself using the standard Apple camera app are automatically handled with the Microsoft Pix camera app for iOS. It’s quite strange that Microsoft would not just build a decent camera app for Apple devices, but it would also try to make it better than the default Apple camera app.
Microsoft Pix uses artificial intelligence to help you take the best possible pictures using your camera app. It’s like having a professional photographer with you, according to this Microsoft Pix update from Microsoft. Most of the manual stuff that you are handling with other apps is handled automatically with the latest camera app. You take a photograph and the Microsoft uses artificial intelligence to adjust your camera settings that would give you the best photograph. You don’t need to worry about setting the HDR mode, adjusting exposure controls and worrying about other settings. Just point and shoot and the rest is taken care of on its own.
One of the biggest problems faced by mobile phone camera users, whether you are using an iPhone or any other phone, is trouble with photographs with heavy backlighting – suppose a person or persons you’re trying to photograph are sitting in front of a window which is brightly lit. In many cases, you can just capture the silhouette.
Here are the two examples of photographs taken with the standard Apple camera app and then Microsoft Pix:
This is taken with the default Apple camera app.
This is taken with the Microsoft Pix camera app for iOS.
You can clearly see the difference. The Microsoft Pix camera app for iOS knows how to brighten up the spots that are darker compared to the other regions of the photograph.
Here is a nice TechCrunch video explaining how the Microsoft Pix camera app for iOS and hence of your photographs and videos:
You can read more on why the Microsoft Pix camera app might be better than the default camera app from Apple on the above link.