October 2, 2018
A picture is worth a thousand words — Or, why I'm trading in my iPhone X for an XS Max
Videre est credere.
Far and away the most significant camera update in the iPhone XS is its new Smart HDR capabilities.
Powered by the A12 Bionic chip, in the picture above the iPhone XS is able to capture the dark shadows of the rock while maintaining strong detail in the sunlit clouds.
I've never worked with a camera that can balance light like this — not even close.
The power of the new ISP (image signal processor) in the iPhone XS doesn't just impact still photos, it impacts everything captured by the camera, including panoramas, time-lapses, and video.
Most of the time my expectations for camera upgrades on "S" years aren't so high, but after shooting with the iPhone XS for a week, I can confidently say it's a huge camera upgrade.
There are a lot of small improvements, but Smart HDR definitely takes the cake.
This is a feature and technology that improves virtually everything you capture with your iPhone camera.
I think you'll be really thrilled when you experience the results yourself.
October 2, 2018 at 02:01 PM | Permalink
Tip to save some ca$h for those dedicated BOJ comment readers...
If you use AT&T and need to upgrade your iphone, call them (611) and ask for the loyalty department. Then ask for the loyalty discount. If they deny it exists, hang up and try again with a different person.
They will offer a $450 discount on any new iphone, and likely throw in free 2 day shipping and discounted activation. I found this on a site and tried it last week. I got the XS Max 256Mb for $799 + tax and free shipping w/$15 off activation.
I don't know specifically what it takes to qualify (if anything), but I've been with AT&T for many years with many lines...
Posted by: DrBarkingDog | Oct 11, 2018 2:31:25 PM
I do 99% of my photography through my phone anymore. The best camera is the one that you have on you...I've been thinking of upgrading for the same reason.
Posted by: clifyt | Oct 3, 2018 9:55:19 AM