Is the iPhone X a big step forward or reheated chop? Here is what we will find in the new model.
I often meet photographers who say "go only iPhone". The SLR does not, because too much, even a mirrorless is not perfect. But the iPhone works great. From Apple's smartphones, you always expect great cameras. That is why the presented iPhone X cross was high up. What do we know about the camera on this smartphone?
3D camera on the front
The new model could not miss something original. The iPhone X has a novelty that perfectly fits into the current trends. The front camera is equipped with 3D technology. Thanks to it, we will be able to make three-dimensional pictures. Facial scanning technology is useful for creating selfie 3D, which can be used in applications based on the latest fashionable VR and AR technology . I have the impression that this feature can become a hit. In addition, the front camera will be used to detect the face. Thanks to this solution we unlock the screen. From now on, your twin brother will be able to see your messages easily. 😉
Dual rear camera
The new model also included a solution known from older versions, ie dual-camera. Two lenses were placed at the corner. Both cameras are taking pictures with a resolution of 12 megapixels . One is wider, the other has a much longer focal length. The first one has a f / 1.8 light, the other f / 2.4. This is not the brightest camera in the smartphone market – this is the LG V30. The matrix has apparently not changed, so the question arises as to whether the manufacturer will systematically improve the quality of the images against predecessors – we would expect even better things . As it is, we will see when we see the first samples. There were also some interesting system functions. We have, among other things, autodetecting the scenery as well as Portrait Lightning, improving the lighting when doing selfie.
Movies 4K 60 fps
Filming in 4K is no news. However, still in most models, not only smartphones but also cameras, in 4K we can only shoot at 25 or 30 fps. For cameras new Panasonic GH5. In turn, the smartphone market will be the first to receive this iPhone. The new iPhone X will give us the ability to shoot at 60 fps , which translates into the ability to even make slow motion movies in full 4K quality. In addition, the maximum number of frames contributes to the smoothness of the film. We can expect the new model to handle filming, and in many cases it will be ideal for vlogging or filming more or less amateur filmmaking. It is worth mentioning that in these parameters both cameras – both front and rear, so I am writing about vlogging.
You may be disappointed that in the new model we will not find a bit brighter lens in the rear camera or a bit larger matrix. Such changes would be advisable, though of course not as attractive as marketing with AR technology. But it does not change the fact that the new model still has a great camera , and the film's capabilities also make it shameful. Is iPhone X the best smartphone for taking pictures? Not necessarily. But it certainly works great, and thousands more photographers will come up with a new model and probably will not fail.