Two cameras become the norm while 4K shooting gets a boost
With the launch of the new iPhone ranges on Tuesday, it has become clear that Apple are dedicated to giving amateur movie-makers a revamped filming line up.
As we discussed back in August, the new Apple iPhone 8 Plus and X both come provided with dual-camera lenses. Much like their rivals Samsung and LG, the American company have gone with two separate rear facing lenses, a telephoto and a wide angle lens, giving users a wider choice when it comes to tackling that one tricky shot.
The telephoto and wide angle lenses on these will capture images and footage using their 12MP sensor and respective ƒ/1.8 and ƒ/2.8 apertures. All the while the regular iPhone 8 will have to make do with a singular 12MP camera that uses a ƒ/1.8 telephoto lens.
Implementing a wide angle lens alongside the standard telephoto lens will give move-makers greater opportunity of getting the right shot, particularly if you’re working in tight parameters and want to get a lot in the shot. Theoretically, the lens will also allow you to shoot with more of your shot in focus thanks to its deeper depth of field. Both of the lenses will house Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) as well as Portrait Mode to give a shallower depth of field for those personal shots.
Pixels are also larger and the Image Signal Processor (ISP) is much faster. Apple also promises 83% more light in the photos and 36% more light for the second rear sensor.
For self-referential filming, the front facing camera on the iPhone X will house a 7MP sensor alongside a plethora of selfie taking tech. Things like Portrait Mode are included as well as facial recognition technology allowing you to open your phone with just your face.
The filming has also seen a huge improvement too. When Apple announced the iPhone 6s they brought 4K filming capabilities to the model but even the latest offering, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, maxed out at 30fps. However, the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X will all include 4K video at 60fps giving your videos not only their sharp crispness but now a fluid motion to boot too.
Slow-motion filming capabilities have also been looked at with users abel to film full HD 1080p up to 240fps giving slow-mo footage a much more professional look. Great if you’re hoping to use your phone as a legitimate video production tool.
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