Apple oversells the iPhone X (video)

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  1. Gregg Thurman said:

    That would depend on whether you wanted to take superior portraits without the expense of a professionally equipped studio.

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    May 14, 2018
  2. Fred Stein said:

    OK, A $1K phone does not really equal a $1K/hr studio.

    FYI: In my pro-bono work for VLAB.org, I organize events that are live-streamed and “youtube”, we pay $3K or more, per event to get quality image and sound.

    Reminds me: A great Apple or 3rd party product would be a high quality mic as an adjunct to an Iphone for in promtu interviews at trade-shows.

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    May 15, 2018
    • John Konopka said:

      Try the Spire app for recording with the iPhone. I was impressed. I’m not a professional. I record voice overs for the industrial presentations I make. Till now I’ve used microphones attached to my MBP. To my novice ears this sounded remarkably good.

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      May 15, 2018
  3. Richard Wanderman said:

    Actually, it is that nice. Being able to control aperture and thus, depth of field as well as lighting in a smartphone is an incredible achievement.

    These kinds of images: an object or a head that pops out of its background need a long lens that has a large aperture and doing that in a thin iPhone is amazing. Controlling lighting in-image is also amazing. I’ve not used either of these but portrait mode will have to be in the next iPhone I buy.

    Apple’s advancements in this area are pushing me toward not carrying my camera as much which is quite something: I swore I’d be the last person to make the transition to using an iPhone as a primary camera and I can see that day coming. Portrait mode is a piece of what will get me there.

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    May 15, 2018

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