Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Manfrotto Element Carbon series unveiled

Element Carbon Large
Manfrotto has unveiled a new affordable line of carbon fiber tripods . The new Element carbon series , designed for adventurous photographers , comes in either 4kg payload versions or 8kg versions .

The tripods legs are all carbon fiber and feature twist locks to adjust the height . The 8kg version also has a central detachable leg which can be used as a monopod if need be . The top assembly (including the ball head and the Arca-Swiss detachment plate ) are all made of aluminum .


The 4kg version extends to a maximum of 143cm/56.3in and weigh 1050g/2.3lb . The 8kg version extends to 164cm/64.57in and weighs 1400g/3.08lb . Pricing details list the 4kg version at GBP175 and the 8kg version at GBP200 .
Element Carbon Small
Written by Rakitha for MasHD

Source - Dpreview
Manfrotto


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Revolcam brings 3 lenses , a led ringlight and a mirror for $29

Revolcam is probably the best smartphone lens project yet. The project , a Kickstarter founded by Shiftcam focuses on giving mobile devices the ability to shoot photos or video on either a wide angle , fisheye or macro lens with a simple twist of the rotating  wheel (similar to old wind up film cameras of yesteryear ) .


The exact field of view of each lens is not given yet , but the handy feature of having 3 different shooting styles does open up creative ideas for users who want to take photos on their phone (without hassle of carrying multiple attachments separately . The rotating mount also features another hidden gem - a small but useful LED ringlight with a diffusing panel and a small mirror .The light assembly is detachable so you can use it for a fill light if need be .


The kickstarter project is expected to hit its shipping goal in November 2017 . The unit is expected cost $29.


Written by Rakitha for MasHD

Link to Kickstarter

Via Petapixel

Friday, October 6, 2017

RED announced new Monstro 8K VV sensor for Weapon series cameras

RED has officially announced a new sensor upgrade to the RED Weapon 8K series of cinema cameras . The new sensor , dubbed the Monstro 8K VV , promises an insane 14 stops of dynamic range from its 35.4 MP APS-H size sensor .

The new sensor , capable of shooting 8K in 60fps , 4K in 30fps and 2K in 120fps in REDCODE Raw ,PRO res , Avid DNxHD/HR and is capable of 300 MB/s .RED is also said to be including their RED enhanced image processing pipeline (IPP2) upgrade which would greatly enhance the workflow , better highlight rolloffs and enhancements overall (Available for all previous Monstro and Helium sensor equipped models as well) .

A RED Weapon 8K (BRAIN) with the Monstro 8k VV sensor is said to be $79,500  with upgrades available for Carbon fiber RED Weapon customers at $29,500 . Customers who will place  orders for a new Weapon 8K (and those who have placed orders already) will receive the new sensor in their camera when it ships to customers in early 2018 .

Written by Rakitha for MasHD

Source - RED , Newsshooter .

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL + Google Pixelbook ,Google home and Pixel buds unveiled


Google has officially announced the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphone . The two phones , designed around Google's idea of refining the Pixel line as a high end rival to current flagship phones is packed with features and probably the best camera in the industry at the moment .



 Although the two phones are identical with similar features(Google made a point on not to skip features on both model
s)  , the XL is probably going to be the more sought after device as its display is much better than the Pixel 2 ,but if the display is not a priority , users can expect a almost similar Stock Android Oreo experience on both .



Google Pixel 2 XL

*6" 2880x1440p Resolution display , 538 PPI ,P OLED with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection ,95% DCI P3 coverage, HDR10
*Aluminum unibody 157.9x76.7x7.9mm , 149g, IP67 ingress protection , glass insert on rear with rear fingerprint reader . USB C 3.1 for charging and headphone input
* Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 ,64bit Octacore processor 2.35Ghz max (4 Kryo high power cores ) 1.9Ghz min (4 Kryo low power cores), Adreno 540 GPU .
*4GB RAM , 64/128GB internal Storage options only .
* 12MP rear camera ,f1.8 lens , PDAF sensor 1/2.6" sensor size with 1.4 micrometer pixel size . OIS and Laser assisted AF and Dual LED flash .
Computational photography for depth perception , portrait mode , 4k 30fps , 1080p upto 120fps , 720p at 240fps .
* *8mp f2.4 , 1/3.2" front facing sensor 1080p recording
*nano sim with support for e-SIM technology
*Always on display with automatic music recognition and side mounted sensors to activate google now assistant
*supports A-GPS , GLONASS , Beidou , Galileo
*available in just black and Black+ white (aka Panda)
*3520 mAh battery (built in) supports fast charging
*64GB -  $  849   , 128GB - $949

Google Pixel 2


*5" 1920x1080p Resolution display , 441 PPI ,AM OLED with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection ,95% DCI P3 coverage
*Aluminum unibody 145.7x69.7x7.8mm , 143g , IP67 ingress protection , glass insert on rear with rear fingerprint reader . USB C 3.1 for charging and headphone input
* Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 ,64bit Octacore processor 2.35Ghz max (4 Kryo high power cores ) 1.9Ghz min (4 Kryo low power cores), Adreno 540 GPU .
*4GB RAM , 64/128GB internal Storage options only .
* 12MP rear camera ,f1.8 lens , PDAF sensor 1/2.6" sensor size with 1.4 micrometer pixel size . OIS and Laser assisted AF and Dual LED flash .
Computational photography for depth perception , portrait mode , 4k 30fps , 1080p upto 120fps , 720p at 240fps .
* *8mp f2.4 , 1/3.2" front facing sensor 1080p recording
*nano sim with support for e-SIM technology
*Always on display with automatic music recognition and side mounted sensors to activate google now assistant
*supports A-GPS , GLONASS , Beidou , Galileo
*available in Kinda blue , jet black and clearly white
*2700 mAh battery (built in) supports fast charging
*64GB - $649   , 128GB - $749

Google Pixelbook 

Is it a laptop ? Is it a tablet ?  Or is it a chromebook ? Well the short answer no , thats because it does all of this as the new PixelBook  bridges the gap between the pixel c and the Chrome OS powered laptops as it features support for the web based OS and Android apps making it versatile for almost any occation . The device on paper goes toe to toe with the Apple Macbook and Microsofts own surface fleet with its hardware specs , but software might still be in its infancy (but casual or mostly web content users would probably not notice the difference and in some sorts prefer the pixelbook as the Android app intergration gives it an edge over their Apple and Windows countrrparts) . The device , which is expected to start at $999 .

Specs
12.3" IPS LCD ,2400x1600 resolution(235ppi)
Aluminum unibody with a Gorilla glass 5 insert - 11.4"x8.7"x0.4"
10 hour battery
Dual USB C ports , headphone jack
Optional wacom stylus (Pixelbook Pen)
*Intel Core i5,8GB ram , 128GB SSD (base) -$1000
*Intel Core i5 ,8GB ram , 256GB SSD -$1200
*Intel Core i7 ,16GB ram ,512GB NVMe SSD -$1650

Google Clips

This is Google's first automatic camera . The system , which is designed to capture unique moments based on you and whats around you might sound a bit  Orwellian ,but the whole system only sends out data if you want to share it only ,so it is safe for home(plus it has a light when it starts recording) . The camera basically scans its surroundings for anything of importance and tracks its movements  - eg : your cat throws your phone off the table . And it compiles the event and saves it for you in the form of a photo , a gif or a short video . This is great if you have small children or pets and no camera or phone around you to capture those special moments . And if you place it right , the unit will also capture you in frame as well - something you can't do in a conventional family video . Overall the automatic camera design is quite good for a first gen product. The Google clips camera costs $249

Specs

*130 degree field of view
*15fps (gif speed)
*16GB native storage
*manual shutter button
*wifi direct for sharing to Android or iOS device
*3 hours of usage

Google Pixel Buds

Just a simple pair of earbuds ? Well ..no ...the new Pixel buds go beyond what conventional earbuds do and is a smart ,wireless accessory which would complement your phone as it features access to the Google assistant , so with one tap , you can ask your assistant anything , including direct translations (see below for a quick demo)





Google Home Speakers 



Home Mini
This is basically Google's answer to Amazon's Alexa based mini speaker , designed to listen to your commands (three LED's below the fabric light up when she hears you) and projects 360 degree sound throughout . The volume is touch adjusted . Pricing for the Mini is said to be $49

Home Max
Designed around 2x 25w woofers , the Max is the most powerful smart assistant speaker yet . The system works similar to the mini and offers 4 LED's when the assistant is listening , the microphone placement also allows your speaker to hear you even when the bass drops . Pricing is said to be $399.


Google Daydream View 
















Google has refreshed their Daydream VR headset this year . The new model not only feature better optics , but also features a more Refined VR experience with close to 250 VR ready games and titles . Price of the View VR headset is $99 .


Written by Rakitha for MasHD

Source(s) - Blog.Google

Friday, September 29, 2017

GoPro Hero 6 and GoPro Fusion 360 unveiled

The action camera market has seen a relative boom during the past few years . Although much of the success can be attributed to Chinese brands like Xiaomi's Yi,  SJcam  (and hundreds of GoPro knockoff brands ) . The main player is still GoPro and therefore their latest announcement is important not only from a company standpoint , but also as a major driving force in the industry .

The Hero 6 improves on the Hero 5 in many areas,but the design and core functionality has not changed .Therefore the Hero6 is a faster Hero 5 with the major changes being The new 4K 60fps , the new quickstories function and the faster wifi plus GoPro's custom image processor .While these features are expected of a high end action camera ,the Hero6's success will mostly depend on how well the 4k/60fps holds up against the new wave of high end smartphones which can do just that . But so far the  preliminary round of  videos shot on the new camera does point out that the Hero6 will indeed be a hit .

The Fusion on the other hand is probably the unsung hero of the whole event . With its 360 video and good stitching from both camera sensors , the device will certainly fill the camerabags of hobbyist and mid level videographers who might need a (VR) broadcast quality video  recorder for under a thousand bucks .

Written by Rakitha for MasHD

Press Release 

With HERO6, GoPro Sets New Bar For Image Quality, Stabilization And Simplicity

Features Custom GP1 Processor, Next-Level Video Stabilization and 3X Faster QuikStories
Fusion Spherical Camera Launched - A New Era of Creativity Begins

SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) today unveiled HERO6 Black, the most powerful and convenient GoPro, yet. Powered by GoPro's custom-designed GP1 processor, HERO6 achieves an entirely new level of performance including stunning 4K60 and 1080p240 video and the most advanced video stabilization ever achieved in a GoPro.

GoPro also launched Fusion, its bar-setting waterproof, mountable 5.2K spherical camera. Additionally, GoPro introduced new mounts and accessories plus a new Follow mode for its Karma drone.

GoPro's founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman, introduced the HERO6 Black and Fusion cameras to an international audience at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, California.

"HERO6's next-level image quality, video stabilization and three times faster QuikStories performance makes it a powerful storytelling extension of your smartphone," said Woodman. "It's never been easier to live it, then share it...using a GoPro."


HERO6 BLACK – $499.99


With stunning 4K60 and 1080p240 video packed into a rugged, waterproof, go-anywhere design, HERO6 Black and the GoPro App automatically transform your adventures into cinematic QuikStory videos you can share with the world. HERO6 also has dramatically improved dynamic range and low-light performance to really make things pop, and an added digital zoom just to get crazy.

*Powered by GoPro's Custom-Designed GP1 Processor
*4K60 and 1080p240 Video
*QuikStories Enabled, GoPro App Compatible
*Most Advanced Stabilization of any HERO camera
*All-New Touch Zoom
*3x Faster Offload Speeds via 5GHz Wi-Fi
*Waterproof to 33 Feet (10m)
*Compatible with Karma and Existing GoPro Mounts
*Improved Dynamic Range and Low-Light Performance
*RAW and HDR Photo Modes
*Voice Control in 10 Languages
*GPS, Accelerometer and Gyroscope
*WiFi + Bluetooth

Developed from the ground up to maximize a GoPro's capabilities, GP1 enables twice the video frame rates, improved image quality, dynamic range, low-light performance and dramatically improved video stabilization over previous HERO camera generations. Importantly, GP1 automates all of these benefits, allowing users to capture vibrant videos and stunning photos without messing around with complex image settings. GP1 also advances GoPro's capabilities in computer vision and machine learning, enabling HERO6 to analyze visual scenes and sensor data for improved automated QuikStories.

HERO6 Black is now available on GoPro.com and at select retailers worldwide.

QUIKSTORIES
QuikStories is an app feature that makes it easy to share short videos of your adventures. HERO6 is optimized for QuikStories with 3X faster Wi-Fi. This means your footage will rapidly transfer from your GoPro to your phone where the GoPro App will automatically create QuikStory videos for you.


FUSION – $699.99


With its ability to capture immersive 5.2K spherical content, GoPro Fusion marks the beginning of a new creative era. Fusion captures everything around you so you'll never miss the shot, and gimbal-like stabilization makes it all shockingly smooth. Use the GoPro App to play back and share your footage as VR content or use the app's OverCapture™ feature to recapture and share your spherical shot as a traditional fixed perspective video.


*5.2K30 and 3K60 Spherical Video
*18MP Spherical Photo
*GoPro App Compatible
*OverCapture Allows for Traditional Video Creation from 360 Footage
*Advanced Stabilization
360 Audio
*Waterproof to 16ft (5m)
*Time Lapse Video + Photo, Night Lapse and Burst Modes
*Works with Most GoPro Mounts
*Includes Fusion Grip Mount
*Voice Control in 10 Languages
*GPS, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass
*Wi-Fi + Bluetooth

KARMA – Take the Lead. Karma will tag along
Karma is ready for HERO6 Black and features two new auto-shot paths: Follow and Watch. Using GPS, Karma can now automatically follow the Karma Controller while you're on the go, keeping you framed in the shot. The Watch auto-shot path will keep Karma hovering in place while it rotates, keeping the Karma Controller in frame wherever it goes. Other new Karma updates include an expanded Cable-Cam auto-shot path and "Look Up" camera tilt capability.

*Now HERO6 Black compatible
*Follow - Follows the Karma Controller, framing you in the shot
*Watch – Automatically keeps the Karma Controller in frame while hovering in place
*Cable Cam – Set up to 10 waypoints for more complex shots
*Look Up Tilt – Allows camera to tilt upwards to look above the horizon
*Current Karma owners may unlock new features via firmware update, available today.

Additional New Products

Shorty

The ultimate pocket-able extension pole and tripod, perfect for any activity.

The Handler 

An updated floating handgrip with a quick-release mounting feature.


Bite Mount + Floaty 

A versatile bite mount with an easy-to-spot float, ideal for POV.

About GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO)

GoPro makes it easy for people to celebrate and share experiences. We believe life is more meaningful when shared. We build cameras, software and accessories that help the world share itself in immersive and exciting ways.

GoPro, HERO, Karma, Quik, QuikStories and their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of GoPro, Inc. in the United States and other countries. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by GoPro is under license. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

K Pan is a 3D printed camera designed to shoot on 120 film

Kickstarter projects have come a long way with the advent of 3D printing ,Inventor  Paul Kohlhaussen - who envisioned a creatively designed medium format camera , started work on what he called the K-Pan camera (a modular system where you can print your customized accessories and spare parts ) . The camera , designed in the shape of a reversed loudspeaker , features a SLS Nylon composite body with a coating of mustard yellow paint to give it some pizzazz in a world of slate color cameras .



The body , which features a pop off plate for the 120 film , a cold shoe , a quarter inch tripod plate , a bellows like focusing system and metallic inserts and screws holding the knobs , buttons and of course the mount for the 4x5 lens which you will need to supply yourself with . The whole kit ,which comes in a DIY assembly kit with the cone and the back also comes in bundled offers starting at ($364 / GBP 270) on Kickstarter . The whole project is expected to hit the general market in March 2018 .

Written by Rakitha for MasHD

Link to Kickstarter - Kickstarter .

Source - Dpreview


Sunday, September 24, 2017

iZugar MKX22

via - iZugar (specification list)

This compact and lightweight fisheye lens makes your shoot  interesting. With its 220°
angle of view and unique bending effects, every scene will take on new dimensions. Achieve
great low-light results with it’s fast f/2.5 aperture, and maintain good depth of field in every
shot.

Full circular 220°viewing angle

The MFT Fisheye-iZugar 3.25mm f/2.5 achieves an ultra-wide picture angle of 220° while
remaining compact and lightweight. Its unique fisheye bending effect with edge-to-edge
sharpness opens up entirely new compositional possibilities for virtual reality video making.
You can get parallax more easily compensated, reduce the number of cameras needed yet
maintain high quality output.

Lens Specifications

MODEL - iZugar MKX-22
FORMAT - 10mm full circular
MOUNT - Micro Four Third mount (MFT)
35MM EQUIVALENT FOCAL LENGTH - 3.25mm
APERTURE -f/2.5 (fixed)
MINIMUM FOCUS DISTANCE - 0.6m
LENS GROUPS/ELEMENTS - 10 / 11
Angle of VIiew (MFT-4k) - 220 X 150
Angle of View (Zcam 2432p) Angle of View - 195 X 195 X 220
View (GH4 2880 1 :1) Angle of View - 220 X 220 X 220
(Sony A7R2 super35 mode)- 220 X 220 X 220

Size &Weight

DIMENSIONS (Diameter x Length) - 57mm x42mm
WEIGHT - 160g

What's in the box??

Lens front cap
Lens rear cap
protective EVA bag


via - iZugar

Monday, September 18, 2017

Is it a strobe? , is it a speedlight ?? no it's the new Profoto A1

Profoto has officially announced their latest strobe/speedlight unit called the Profoto A1 . The unit , designed around Profoto's wireless lighting solutions , allows A1 users to control other master/slave connected  Profoto gear using the built in Air remote .The speedlight part , which consists of a rechargeable Li-ion which gives the flash a 0.05s - 1.2s recycle time and about 350 full power 1/1 shots before requiring a new pop in battery . 

With support for TTL and HSS , the flash is certainly capable in meeting the demands of working professionals . The Fresnel head , which houses a magnetic circular clip , can hold magnetically connected dome diffusers and filters  allowing the A1 to basically work without any 3rd party accessories out of the box.

And if you fancy , the light also features a small LED modelling lamp which features a dual tone mixing array just below the main flash head .

With an output of 76Ws ,the lamp (according to many articles) is quite similar to the current Nikon and Canon speedlight offering , but the adaptability and the extra features (if you already own or plan to own a Profoto kit) will surely make this a tasty offering if you can digest the $995 asking price . (The flash is available for Canon and Nikon only) .

Written by Rakitha for MasHD 

Source - Profoto , Petapixel


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sony unveils 3 camcorders with 1 inch sensors - XDCAM PXW-Z90 , NXCAM HXR-NX80 and Handycam FDR-AX700

Sony has officially released 3 new 4K capable small size camcorders equipped with Sony's excellent 1" CMOS sensor . The three models , packed to the brim with technology , features the ability to shoot UHD 4K HDR with Sony's excellent Hybrid AF tracking for autofocus .All three cameras (with the Z90 designed for broadcast ready environments with its XAVC S bitrates ) , come equipped with 29mm equivalent Zeiss optics and similar sized viewfinders even though their size and purpose vary.

XDCAM PXW-Z90

*1" BSI - CMOS sensor with PDAF (Phase detection AF)
*Shoots 4K UHD (3840x2160) and 1080p in 120fps (Hybrid log gamma supported)
*29mm (35mm eqv) lens with 14x Optical zoom (18X in digital zoom 4K , 24X in 1080p)
*3.56" 1.56 M dot LCD , 0.39" 2.36M dot OLED viewfinder.
*140 minutes of recording time * (on 2160p)  265 minutes in playback mode
*XAVC 10bit 4.2.2(1080p) 8 bit 4.2.0(4k)
* $2799

Check B&H purchase link for more info






 NXCAM HXR-NX80



*1" BSI - CMOS sensor with PDAF (Phase detection AF)
*Shoots 4K UHD (3840x2160) and 1080p in 120fps (Hybrid log gamma supported)
*29mm (35mm eqv) lens with 14x Optical zoom (18X in digital zoom 4K , 24X in 1080p)
*3.56" 1.56 M dot LCD , 0.39" 2.36M dot OLED viewfinder.
* $2299


Check B&H purchase link for more info









Handycam FDR-AX700

*1" BSI - CMOS sensor with PDAF (Phase detection AF) ,OIS
*Shoots 4K UHD (3840x2160) and 1080p in 120fps (Hybrid log gamma supported)
*29mm (35mm eqv) lens for video , (32mm eqv for photos) with 14x Optical zoom (18X in digital zoom 4K , 24X in 1080p) 192x digital zoom
*3.56" 1.56 M dot LCD , 0.39" 2.36M dot OLED viewfinder.
* $1900

Check B&H purchase link for more info


Written by Rakitha for MasHD

Source - Cinema5D

Rumor - Zenit's Mirrorless camera to feature Leica internals .

Photo credits - Calvertjournal
Zenit - a once popular brand during the 70's and 80s disappeared into the pages of history after the fall of the Soviet Union . The emergence of reliable Digital cameras brought an end to these 35mm film systems as they were seen as dinosaurs in a fast changing world ,and as the need for older lenses dropped , Zenit , along with many other M42 mount lenses dropped to bargain bin prices .

But things started to change with the emergence of Mirrorless cameras - once seen as an alternative camera choices instead of the Canon and Nikon market duopoly, adopted a lens-agnostic design which allowed the ability to use older manual lenses and thus , the bargain bin prices started increase as the demand for cheap lenses for photography and video increased . Zenit , a company which was only a hulk of its former glory , knew the importance of staying relevant and decided to produce manual lenses which could be adapted into mirrorless cameras . and now , as of September 2017 , Zenit is expected to unveil their first  mirrorless system with the help of Leica  .

According to Rumors , the new Zenit camera - still assembled and made in Russia at the KMZ Moscow , but the internal components (including the electronics ) are all rumored to be made by Leica . This would mean that the camera would depart from Zenit's previous value oriented camera design and instead would join the luxury camera market .

As far as rumors go , none of these details were verified by Zenit ,but as they hinted at the possibility of a mirrorless camera , we can possibly expect to hear some official (or leaked) details soon .

image - CalvertJournal link to article
via - Petapixel

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Apple TV gets upgraded ..now supports 4K UHD and HDR

Apple has officially announced their latest version of their Apple TV console . The new unit , unveiled beside the new iPhone X and the iPhone 8/8 Plus brings 4K and  HDR(Dolby HDR 10) support for all your streaming content as the previous generation model was slowly eclipsed of its shortcomings . The new unit , powered by Apple's new A10X Fusion chip , allows the unit to crunch high definition content , demanding online mobile games and content streaming to your UHD capable TV via Gigabit Ethernet  or dual band wifi - 2.4 Ghz /5Ghz . The unit  which comes with either 32GB or 64GB of onboard storage (the 64GB is beneficial if you plan on playing games on the unit ) is priced at $179 for the base configuration and $199 for the 64GB version .

Source - Apple

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Apple iPhone 8 , 8 Plus and iPhone X announced

Apple has officially announced the iPhone 8  , the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X today at their special event held in Cupertino , California . The three new smartphones , announced right along side their new Apple TV 4K and the Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular support ,mark a new beginning for Apple as they set out to further refine the 10 year old legacy set by the original iPhone almost 10 years back .

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are basically successors to last year's iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models , the new duo - designed with glass backs and a metal frame , says goodbye to Apple's aluminum unibody construction as the new iPhones feature Qi Wireless charging (Metal backs are not very good for inductive charging ) . The phones , which still feature the same display sizes - 5.5" - iPhone 8 Plus and 4.7 " on the iPhone 8 will not "wow" anyone as they still feature no major resolution bump as well .But as they say , true beauty is found in the inside and the iPhone 8 and 8Plus are no exceptions .Both feature Apple's 64bit Hexa-core  A11 Bionic processor - a 4.5 billion transistor chip capable of pulling off some incredible processing feats and either 64/256GB storage options with 2GB of RAM reserved for the 8 and 3 GB for the 8 Plus








The cameras on the iPhone 8 and 8 plus are said to be further refined from the previous generation , although they share the same 12MP resolution , they now feature better low light capability and thanks to the A11 chip , the new phone can create a 3d depth map and provide a balanced lighting output to portraits shot using the rear camera . Rest of the camera specs include a 1/3" sensor size for the main camera modules (1/3.6" for the telephoto lens equipped one on the 8 plus.)


The iPhone 8 features a 28mm (35mm eqv) lens with a f 2.8 aperture and has OIS . The 8 Plus features a 28mm f 1.8 and a 56mm f 2.8 aperture on its dual camera set up and also has OIS . Both shoot 4K video at 60fps /30fps and 24fps and 1080P @240 fps max

Battery capacity on the new phones are said to be much higher than the previous iPhone 7 with 14 hours of talktime on the 8 and 21 hours on the 8 Plus .Both are IP68 water and dust resistant.











Press Release - Apple/newsroom/iPhone8



iPhone X


Consider this as Apple's greatest hit , the phone , which is said to feature the best of Apple (as it stands as a 10 year anniversary product) was probably the biggest attraction of the show . The phone at first glance looks futuristic with its edge to edge display , although phones like the Essential had this feature from a few months back , the design change does signal that all future phones will feature the display as it offers a better immersive experience .

Speaking of the display , the iPhone X is the first model to feature an Amoled display instead of the traditional IPS ones from day one . The display has a 5.8" real estate and has a resolution of 1125 x 2436 , making this the most high res Apple iPhone to date , you can also find HDR 10 support as well .

The processor and ram options remain the same as the iPhone 8 Plus , therefore the 64/256GB/3GB ram option is present along with the A11 bionic processor



Cameras on the new model are also similar to the iPhone 8 Plus , but the biggest change is in the design as the new model features the dual camera in a vertical orientation with the dual LED's placed between the two camera modules .

The other features such as NFC , Wireless charging are also present , but the iPhone X is the first to feature facial recognition instead of the touch ID physical biometric sensor . The new sensor array , which features an IR dot projector , an infrared camera and a flood illuminator allow the A11 bionic chip to capture and store unique facial features and depth on its localized hardware and provide fast unlocking .The unit , thanks to IR technology allows it to work even in dark areas (an area where other products continue to struggle). While Face ID might be reserved for the iPhone X for now , the feature will eventually flow down to other models in the future .


Battery capacity is said to be similar to the iPhone 8 Plus with both sharing the same 21hour talk time endurance . This model is also said to be IP68 water and dust resistant .

Press Release - Apple/newsroom/iPhoneX




















Written by Rakitha for MasHD

Source - Apple press material (linked above)