Is the iPhone 8’s Camera Really That Good?

While perusing YouTube I stumbled across Matteo Berttoli Visual’s cinematic video clip that was shot with only the iPhone 8 Plus. The video does a great job showing how far Apple has come in their development of the software and camera behind the media.

I reached out to Berttoli to get his thoughts on the latest iPhone offering from Apple, and he reported to be quite impressed with the footage. He was most impressed with how the greens are rendered. According to Berttoli, everything was shot at 4K 24p, 48p, and 60p. This two-and-a-half minute cinematic video really shows the power of what users can do now days with their iPhones.

For the video Berttoli used a Rhino slider for capturing a few of the clips, while the rest were handheld. He also utilized Filmic Pro on iOS for the recording of the footage. I use the same app and have noted several issues on iOS 11, let's hope the app receives an update soon. For postproduction he used the free version of Davinci Resolve 14.

Apple's evolution of the cameras contained inside the iPhone has drastically improved year after year. This leads me to wonder how far they are willing to go. Will they try and compete with DSLR video rigs, or are they content making the majority of their user base happy with a killer camera? Third-party apps like Filmic Pro have exponentially given more control to end users who want full control while shooting, while still being intuitive and easy to adopt.

With Apple offering three new models, the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, the only question is which one are you going to get?

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Trey Amick is a full-time photographer based in Northern VA. Trey found photography as an outlet to the work-life he wanted out of, and after several years made the jump. Trey focuses on landscapes for personal projects but can be found working on commercial projects and weddings as well. Trey also enjoys bladesmithing.

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Really, another Iphone article. Do you at Fstoppers also watch the news of other mobile products?
Are you so blind?
Or is Apple sponsoring you?

Holy smokes. Now that's an upgrade. People will continue to buy into brand ethos because of really good marketing and ignorance sadly.

Since the google pixel 2 has an even better camera, I expect lots of articles about this smartphone.