iPhone 8 Plus Camera Review Hey guys It’s Sagar from Tecworkz, and hereis my camera review of the iPhone 8 Plus. Every time I get a new smartphone, I makeit a point to travel extensively with it. That way I get to test out the camera in differentsituations, and it also
gives me a fairly good idea, about the battery life that onecan expect, out of any given smartphone. So in the past 2 and half weeks that i havehad the iPhone 8 Plus, I travelled a lot, and shot a lot of images with it. I have also shot a many of images with theS8, OnePlus 5 and the iPhone 7 Plus, which means there are going to be a lot of comparisonvideos in the coming days. So make sure you hit that subscribe button,if you don’t want to miss out on any of the action coming up on this channel.
Now, before we get to the Image and videosamples from the iPhone 8 Plus, lets get the specs out of the way. The camera module and its specifications,are more or less similar to that of the iPhone 7 Plus, but Apple tells us that these arenew sensors with deeper pixels. Out of the dual cameras, The first camerahas a 28mm wide lens, and the same resolution of 12 megapixel, with a wide aperture of f/1.8as we saw on the iPhone 7 Plus. While the 2nd one also retains a telephotolens of 56mm and again has a resolution of 12 megapixel with an aperture of f/2.8. Thanks to this dual camera setup and the portraitmode,
you can get shots with amazing shallow depth of field, and now, also add variousprofessional lighting effects to your shots. More on this, when we take a look at the imagesamples. You get optical image stabilisation on thewide camera, but the telephoto lens lacks that feature, We also have a quad LED Truetone flash. These new cameras can now capture 4k videosat 60fps and 1080p slow motion videos at 240 fps. These features are not even available in mostof the high end cameras.
So having them packed in your smartphone,is really impressive. Something what I don’t like, is that Applehas buried the options to change any of these video resolutions, deep in the settings app. So every time you need to shoot at differentresolution, you gave to go to settings, scroll down to camera settings, and then make thedesired changes. I think, they should simplify things, andlet us make these changes, right from within the camera app. At the front you have an 7 megapixel sensorwith an aperture of f/2.2. With iOS 11, Apple also embraced High EfficiencyImage File and High Efficiency Video Coding formats.
Which basically means, you will save about50% of storage space while taking photos and videos, using the iOS 11 camera app. Now lets take a look at the image and videosamples from this phone. All the images are shot in the auto mode,with auto HDR turned on. Right from the first shot, you can tell, thatthe colours are much more saturated and vibrant, than what we are used to seeing from an iPhone,and I am liking it. Apple seems to have made some changes to itsimage processing algorithm, and now it adds a bit of punch to the image. The overall images are very crisp and sharp,and if you take some time composing your shots, you can end up with some really impressiveimages.
There is a lot of detail in every image, andthanks to the wide f/1.8 aperture, you get amazing close up shots. Auto focus is fast and accurate, which isimportant while taking these close up shots. Now here are a few images shot with the normaland telephoto lens. The telephoto lens, helps in capturing distantobjects clearly. You can see from these images, how much ofan optical zoom it provides. From these kind of shots, it is clear thatthe dynamic range captured by this camera is simply amazing. Just look at the amount of details in theshadows of these images. Its sometimes hard to believe, that the thecamera on smartphones, can take such beautiful shots. The portrait mode gives
even better effectto the close up shots. This mode was introduced with the iPhone 7Plus. It was not perfect at the start, and it stillisn’t, but it has been getting better and better, and now most of the shots that youtake in this mode, are actually usable. What this mode does, is combines the imagedata from both the cameras, and Image Signal Processor does its magic and create a shallowdepth of field effect.
The Portrait lighting mode is introduced withthe iPhone 8 Plus, and it is in beta right now. It allows you to choose from various professionallighting modes, while capturing or even after you have captured a portrait shot. It is still in its early days, so it doesn’twork every time, but when it does, the results are truly amazing. As light starts to go down or if you are shootingunder artificial lights, you can still pull off some amazing images. Thanks to the wider f/1.8 aperture, even inartificial lighting and lower lighting conditions the results are amazing, and the noise levelsare very minimal. Having optical image
stabilisation also helps,as it allows the shutter to remain open for longer time, to capture more light. Colours and sharpness are still maintainedeven in these lighting situations. If you like taking images with the front facingcamera, the 7 megapixel sensor delivered great results in ample light. Colours and the dynamic range from the frontfacing camera are also very good. Coming to the video footage, the iPhone 8Plus is one of the best in its class, the video it shoots is very stable, thanks tothe Optical Image Stabilisation.
And as I said before, you can now even shoot4K videos in 60fps. 240fps slow motion videos in 1080p resolutionare just buttery smooth. I did see some focusing issues while shootingslow mo videos, specially in low light, but that can easily be taken care of, via a softwareupdate. This is without a doubt, the best camera onan iPhone yet. Thanks to the wide aperture and telephotolens, you can take
some amazing low light and portrait shots, which was not possiblefrom the iPhones before this. Its definitely an improvement over the iPhone7 Plus in the camera department, specially while shooting videos. But sadly its throne of being the best cameraon an iPhone, will be short lived, as the iPhone X with even better set of cameras,is about to hit the market. If you want one of the best camera on yoursmartphone, go with the iPhone 8 Plus without even giving it a second thought.
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iPhone 8 Plus Camera Review