Ever wondered about shooting video in 4k with your iPhone camera? iPhone 6s and 6s plus were the first cameras to shoot in 4K at 30fps and continued. But iPhone 8 might be the mighty ruler to record video in 4k at 60fps. Firmware leak of HomePod revealed the iPhone 8 design with exciting features.
The Source Code shows a device capable of 4K video at 60 FPS. This can only be true for iPhone 8. Excited! Not there yet. The front and rear both seem to support 4K. This means the front camera will be enriched with more pixels. It’s time to shine selfie artists. iPhone 7 and 7 plus support 4K only from the rear at 30FPS. The front is still limited to 1080p.
Another section code found related to the HEVC or H.265 video codec. HEVC can compress the file size into half without any harm to the image. This will allow recording 4K videos even on a 32GB iPhone 8.
Another iOS 11 feature named ‘SmartCam’ leaked out of the Source. Codes show different types of scenes as Sky, Snow, Sport, Sunset or rise, pet, Baby and more. Looks like conventional scene modes in a camera. Here comes the SmartCam. It will recognize the scene through the lens without your help and shift accordingly.
iOS 11 (or the next iPhone) will have something called SmartCam. It will tune camera settings based on the scene it detects pic.twitter.com/7duyvh5Ecj
— Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) August 2, 2017
This feature may not find its place in previous models than the iPhone 8. Apple didn’t mention anything about it in Worldwide Developers Conference. Current face time Apple Cameras provide 7MP still resolution and 1080p video. Upcoming assumptions have seemingly changed the mode to advanced. It also secures the device with a facial recognition ‘Pearl ID’.
HomePod is coming this December. Some loyal followers of Apple were keen to that. But now the hillbillies also know about HomePod as they looked for iPhone 8. Apple might have opened an intro for the newbie. It outsmarted the global market with a new era of the iPhone camera. iPhone 8 will be the first lens on a phone to shoot video in 4K at 60 FPS, it falls just behind some high-end DSLR.