Top 10 features of the iPhone X Mobile Camera

So the most awaited phone of 2017 iPhone X is here. iPhone X was launched in the newly opened Steve Jobs Theatre on 12 September at Apple Park, California. The event started by remembering Steve Jobs and his words of wisdom “To be true to who we are” and it went on to the launch on one of the most stylish and high-end tech phone of 2017. Apart from the new display and user interface one more distinguishing feature of iPhone X is its dual camera setup. iPhone X has both front and rear cameras. Interesting to note is the front camera is termed as TrueDepth Camera because of its immense ability to provide a lot of new features for selfies and biometrics. The rear camera comes with 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras, a new color filter and deeper pixels. The wide-angle and telephoto cameras enable optical and digital zoom of up to 10x for photos and 6x for videos. Let’s go through some of the best iPhone X Camera features and see what makes iPhone X an incredible experience.


4K and super slo-mo video

iPhone X allows us to capture 4K videos (up-to 60fps) , Slo-mo (1080p up to 240 fps) and Time‑lapse video. Apple-designed encoder performs real-time image processing for optimal quality and with HEVC compression, you’ll get the same video quality as before at half the file size.

More Storage

With new advanced camera features comes storage issues, however, Apple has found a way to overcome the storage challenges by using High-Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) formats for images and videos clicked thus you can snap whenever wherever without worrying about storage. If you have to send that image to someone, then it will automatically convert to JPEG file format.

Faster Low Light autoFocus

Focusing on the correct object and capturing a beautiful pic in low light conditions is a very tough task for Mobile camera setup. But iPhone X has made it easy by improving image processor. Now autofocus in low light will be faster than iPhone 7 Plus camera.

Dot Projector

dot projector iPhone X
Dot Projector, FLood Illuminator, Infrared Camera and the 7MP camera will capture the details of the face and send it to the new A11 Bionic neural engine for processing and unlock iPhone X. Apple has built their own neural engine to have FACEID as the new standard of unlocking and payment gateway.

Hardware based Noise Reduction

The image signal processor embedded in iPhone X helps to reduce noise in camera photos. This feature allows us to capture stunning pictures even in low light conditions. Hardware multi-band noise reduction is huge plus point for iPhone X Camera for better photography.

True Depth Camera

The TrueDepth camera is placed in a small area in front of the display, powered with the best technology advancements Apple has ever had. The TrueDepth camera allows us to take outstanding images and provides a new advanced yet simple way of unlocking your phone termed as FACEID. FACEID will be the new way of unlocking your phone and this feature is enabled with the help of some new hardware and software enhancements. The TrueDepth camera system consists of the following:

  1. Dot Projector
  2. 7MP Camera
  3. Flood Illuminator
  4. Infrared Camera
  5. Ambient light sensor
  6. Proximity Sensor
  7. Speaker
  8. Microphone

iPhone X Face Scanner



iPhone X comes with a new feature called as ANIMOJI. There are 12 inbuilt animojis which will replicate the users face muscle movements using the TrueDepth camera system. Animojis will include your voice, and you can share your videos within Messages.

Dual OIS

iPhone Dual OIS
Combination of Hardware based Noise Reduction and Dual Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) are gonna give amazing photography experience to iPhone users. Both the dual cameras have OIS thus allowing you to take photos even in low light.

Portrait Lighting

Portrait Lighting Camera Sample iPhone X
Both of the rear and front cameras come with PORTRAIT AND Portrait Lighting Mode. Portrait mode allows us to blur the background and get a detailed picture whereas portrait lighting combines complex software and hardware like depth‑sensing cameras and facial mapping to produce the effect of real studio lighting.
There are in total 5 lighting options available which are:

  1. Natural Light- Subjects face is in sharp focus against a blurred background
  2. Studio Light- Subjects face is brightened
  3. Contour Light- Dramatic shadows with highlights and lowlights
  4. Stage Light- Subjects face is lit against a dark black background
  5. Stage Light Mono- Similar as stage but in black and white

Augmented Reality

iPhone X AR
iPhone X is designed with augmented reality (AR) feature. You can transform a Live Photo you love into an incredible video loop and apply any sort of animation also. You can put any kind of object with into a live photo and can capture funny pictures.
Concluding the camera in iPhone X is one of the best cameras Apple has ever provided. Price of iPhone X starts at $999 with 64GB and 256GB storage options. Pre-orders start on October 27 and shipping will start on November 3. Apple iPhone X’s 64GB version to be priced at Rs. 89,000 in India.

You can find the technical specifications of TrueDepth (front) camera and the rear Camera below.

TrueDepth Camera (Front Camera Specifications)

  • 7MP camera
  • Portrait mode
  • Portrait Lighting (beta)
  • Animoji
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • Retina Flash
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Auto HDR
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Body and face detection
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Burst Mode
  • Exposure control
  • Timer Mode

Rear Camera Specifications

  • 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
  • Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture
  • Telephoto: ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Optical zoom; digital zoom up to 10x
  • Portrait mode
  • Portrait Lighting (beta)
  • Dual optical image stabilization
  • Six‑element lens
  • Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync
  • Panorama (up to 63MP)
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Autofocus with Focus Pixels
  • Tap to focus with Focus Pixels
  • Live Photos with stabilization
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Improved local tone mapping
  • Body and face detection
  • Exposure control
  • Noise reduction
  • Auto HDR for photos
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Burst Mode
  • Timer Mode
  • Photo geotagging
  • Image formats captured: HEIF and JPEG

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