September 12, 2017, was a day full of surprises. From the freshly built Apple headquarters to a chain of stunning reveals, Apple Inc. surely delivered a show to remember. Next to the new Apple Watch 3 and the slightly upgraded Apple TV, the CEO of the company, Tim Cook, introduced the world to the new iPhone 8 (and its sibling, the slightly more advanced and pricy, iPhone 8 Plus). Did the spectacle end there? Absolutely not. Marking the ten-year anniversary since the release of the original iPhone (yes, it’s been a whole decade), the company revealed its new flagship device, the new iPhone X. Amongst the wide variety of its cutting edge features, we’ll set our sights on the one that interests us the most- the camera of the new iPhone X.
- 12 MP camera sensor (dual rear camera)
- 7 MP sensor (front camera)
- Facial Mapping
- OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
- Aperture: f/1.8 (wide-angle lens); f/2.4 (telephoto lens; f/2.8 for the iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus)
- Quad-LED True Tone flash
- Portrait Lighting mode (for iPhone X)
- 10x zoom for photos; 6x zoom for videos
Changing the Selfie Game
Now, who would have thought that one of the most controversial sub-genres of photography might actually have a genuine artistic quality to it? From now on, your selfie will be more than just a photo gimmick one loves to hate so much. The iPhone X camera provides an unprecedented level of detail, making your self-portrait look like legitimate portrait photography. The default settings will render the foreground of your image in beautifully sharp detail while giving the background an artistic fling with a subtle blur. With that said, it would be hard for anything to look bad, given the OLED Super Retina display with a resolution that translates to 2.7 million pixels. It’s a color density one might find hard to actually fathom.
Don’t Have a Photo Studio Around? It Doesn’t Matter
One of the most noteworthy new features of the iPhone X camera is its ability to mimic professional studio lighting. And, when we say mimic, we don’t mean a cheap preset thrown upon your photo. What you get is a genuine, true-to-life professional look that’s practically indistinguishable from a studio-made craft. With all the future updates and the already available gadgets, it’s bound to become the new mobile photo standard! From now on, the camera can practically sense depth, making even the most regular photos into genuine art photography.
True Depth Is as True as It Gets
Back to the front now, the new iPhone X also sports an out of this world 7 MP frontal camera (the one which is responsible for the revolutionary face recognition technology), providing you with a depth of field that simply has no rivals in the current industry. Referring back to the change in the selfie game, you have to keep in mind that the sensors of the rear cameras of the early iPhones did not exceed 8 MP. Apart from that, the true depth feature is also a huge game changer for the SnapChat environment. Like it or not, the quirky app is as popular as ever. However, it’s about to be elevated to another level of interactivity with the new iPhone X. The infrared camera uses dot projection (30 000 dots) to read and map out the user’s facial features. This, in turn, provides a full 3D rendering of your face, paving the way for SnapChat filters that will now become a full blown AR feature. It truly seems that the iPhone X is a gateway to the future of smartphones.
Perfect for Any Environment
Another feature that has become somewhat of an industry standard, yet once again is upgraded in the new iPhone to unleash its true potential, is the OIS system. Allowing the capture of sharp and luminous images in conditions that are not exactly photography friendly (parties, music festivals, trips), it’s sure to become a handy substitute for compact cameras on more than one occasion. Even more, the rear side boasts two different camera lenses at once, both of which are perfect for the aforementioned events, namely the wide angle and the telephoto lenses. With the prowess of Quad-LED True Tone flash, you’re sure to receive only the highest quality image at the end of the line. Nothing will be washed out (unless that’s your intention), and the light will be evenly distributed across the whole picture.
There’s very little discussion here possible. Surpassing all of its predecessors and pretty much every other smartphone currently available on the market, iPhone X is a blueprint of tomorrow’s technology. With the somewhat controversial introductory price (which, all things considered, is pretty justified by the phone’s capacities), the device is still a guaranteed bestseller. Offering a professional quality camera and unprecedented interactivity, the new Apple design will surely make a recurring appearance on our pages. Just imagine how a photo taken with iPhone X would look as a large scale canvas print!