As it stands today, if you shoot RAW with an iPhone XS, you need to go manual and under-expose. Otherwise you’ll end up with RAWs worse than Smart HDR JPEGs. All third-party camera apps are affected. Bizarrely, RAW files from the iPhone X are better than those from the iPhone XS.
This article, written by one of the team behind the fantastic Halide iPhone camera app, is a fascinating, and very well researched, deep dive into the ‘all new’ camera system found in the iPhone XS / Max.
Everyone that uses the iPhone XS camera have noticed something different about it, but reading this has really helped me understand the power (and limitations) of this fantastic camera.
As you may have seen by my recent posts (shared from Instagram I’ve been using the iPhone XS Max camera a lot recently, and I’ve got to say that I’m loving it!