"Deep Fusion" explained: First look at Apple's most innovative camera feature
"Deep Fusion" will arrive with a software update on iPhone 11 series this fall
- it shoots a total of 9 images
- even before you press the shutter button, it has already captured 4 short images and 4 secondary images
- when you press the shutter button, it takes 1 long exposure photo
- then in just 1 second, the Neural Engine analyzes the fused combination of long and short images, picking the best among them, selecting all the pixels, and pixel by pixel, going through 24 million pixels to optimize for detail and low noise
It is truly the arrival of computational photography and Apple claims this is the "first time a neural engine is responsible for generating the output image". In a typical Apple fashion, it also laughingly calls this "computational photography mad science". Whichever definition you pick, we can't wait to see this new era of photography on the latest iPhones this fall (if you are wondering exactly when, there are no specifics, but practice shows it will likely be the end of October).