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Here’s why you can capture cinematic-style video and epic portraits on iPhone Xs

Defining a new era of photography.

This week Apple unveiled its new iPhone, not one, but three of them! What a treat.

This year Apple spent a lot of time in its keynote showcasing its camera and video improvements to give you the best mobile photography and videography experience possible. Here’s the lowdown on the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR camera setups.

iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR: Say Hello to a New Era of Photography

There’s a bit of a theme when it comes to all the camera features on iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR, they’re pretty damn awesome!

A dual-camera system with wide-angle and telephoto lens, is even more advanced than before on iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max. With improvements to its sensors, processors and algorithms, all to help capture the best shot, every time.

iPhone XR sports a single lens 12-megapixel camera with the same advancements in sensors and tech as the iPhone Xs models.

Combining these new advancements with Smart HDR on all three iPhone models, you’ll capture photos with even more detail than before. With more natural highlights and shadows to in your shots, your photos will look professionally shot (I think we all want a bit of that).

If you’re all about those selfies and Like worthy pics, you’ll want to listen up. New Bokeh effect with Depth Control allows you to manually apply your own focus to photos.

This feature will let you capture studio grade portrait shots and epic selfies from its TrueDepth camera system, found on its front-facing camera.

The technology behind capturing the perfect portrait shot is frankly scary. There’s face detection, landmarking (allowing you to apply Lighting effect) and depth mapping of the photo subject. Not only that, once you’ve captured your shot, you can add lighting effects and depth of field to your portraits to make them look even more amazing.

With Portrait Lighting there’s five effects to choose from, delivering studio style finishes to your photos, including Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage and Stage Mono effects.

It’s the attention to detail that makes your photos look even more impressive; and with improved performance in low-light and more capability to capture action shots – thanks to faster sensors and shutter speeds, these iPhone cameras are easily among the best out there.

iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max: Main Camera Specs
  • Dual 12-megapixel main cameras
  • f/1.8 wide-angle lens
  • f/2.4 telephoto lens
  • Dual OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation)
  • 2x optical zoom; digital zoom up to 10x
iPhone XR: Main Camera Specs
  • 12-megapixel single lens camera
  • f/1.8 aperture lens
  • Optical image stabilisation
  • Digital zoom up to 5x
iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR: Front-facing Camera
  • 7-megapixel TrueDepth front camera
  • f/2.2 wide-angle lens
  • All-new video stabilisation
  • Portrait selfies, Animoji and Memoji capability

Even Better Video

If video is more your bag, then iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR have all the gear for aspiring YouTube stars or film makers.

You’ll now be able to shoot in sharp 4K and HD, making your adventures and activities look even more incredible. Document your memories and family life events on these latest iPhone models.

What’s more, the video recorder now performs even better in low-light, so no matter the time of day, your shots and clips will still maintain loads of quality and detail.

With a slo-mo video capability and time-lapse option, you’ll be able to capture even more fun and varied video content to share online.

Look back on all those memories in perfect sound clarity too, with advancements in stereo recording and playback with wider stereo sound separation.

Let your video creativity run wild. Check out this ‘Shot on iPhone Xs’ video from Apple:

iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max: Video Specs
  • Main camera: 4K Video up to 60 fps (Frames Per Second)
  • Selfie Cam: 1080p HD video up to 60 fps (Frames Per Second)
  • Optical image stabilisation for video
  • 2x optical zoom; digital zoom up to 6x
  • Slo-mo video in 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Time-lapse video with stabilisation

iPhone XR: Video Specs
  • Main camera: 4K Video up to 60 fps (Frames Per Second)
  • Selfie Cam: 1080p HD video up to 60 fps (Frames Per Second)
  • Optical image stabilisation for video
  • Digital zoom up to 3x
  • Slo-mo video in 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Time-lapse video with stabilisation

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