Apple loves to keep up with the Joneses and beats it latest flagship model. Though the XS's camera is built with a similar hardware system to the X, it's 12MP camera posses a bigger sensor (1.4µm) making the phone's durability increase tenfold when shooting in harsh conditions. And although the dual-camera system also remains the same as the X, optical images stabilization is now present with the True Tone Flash giving it greater powers to portray a more accurate color representation.
Apple's freshly implemented A12 bionic hardware on the new 2018 iPhone proves other-worldly results. By combining Smart HDR with faster sensors, improved smarts, and a new Depth Control option (when the user can manually adjust how wide the aperture is after the shot has been captured) marks this device as the DSLR's new rival.
So, What's New?
Some of the improved iPhone Xs Camera Hardware Specs Include:
Improved Wide Angle Lens: With an overhaul of a new and improved 26mm equivalent focal length (a 2mm difference from the X's 24mm length), this completely re-engineered the image processing that automates exposure settings.
Improved Sensor: Because the camera posses a bigger sensor (1.4µm), this makes it almost 30% larger than the previous X model.
Wider ISO Range: A wider ISO means a higher sensitivity to light, but can still operate under harsh low-light conditions. We found this as a significant improvement from the iPhone X. The Xs is now from 24 ISO to 2304 ISO.
Long Exposure: A longer exposure settings up to 1 full second.
Minimum Exposure Changes: We read much longer minimum exposures on iPhone XS: wide angle and telephoto go from 1/91000th of a second to 1/22000th and 1/45000th.
Our field note images below say it all — take a peek at what we found during our shoot.
- Faster sensor.
- Manually control the depth of field.
- Increased storage.
- Better color representation.
- High-tech A12 bionic hardware with improved durability.
- Only a marginal difference in battery life from the X.