The iPhone 8 now shoots 1080p up to 240 fps which is genuinely an impressive feature. This is especially true when you consider the fact that currently there isn't a single DSLR on the market from Canon or Nikon that can shoot at those frame rates. The current highest is from the Canon 1DX II which can only shoot up to half the frame rate of the iPhone and at a cost of $5,999. In most cases, if you are planning on filming at 240 fps then you may need to look at some very high-end cameras with very high-end price tags. This is where the RED Epic W comes into play and Jonathan Morrison, a prominent YouTuber, decided to compare it to the new iPhone 8.
The first thing you may notice is that although the footage from the iPhone is incredibly smooth, it's not as detailed as the RED. The colors are also a little less pleasing to look at in comparison to the RED and less accurate. Having said that the iPhone may be more practical when it comes to its slow motion features because the RED camera severely crops the sensor. Even with a wide-angle zoom like the Sigma 18-35mm, Morrison was forced to stand much farther away relative to the iPhone to get the same framing. Also, in low light, the RED camera does start to show a lot of noise in the footage. Morrison does, however, admit that this was not an entirely scientific test.
Check out the video above for the full comparison.