iPhone 8(+) iPhone 8 vs 8 plus camera differences

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  1. mlody macrumors 6502a

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    My wife currently has iPhone 6s and would like to upgrade her phone to have a better camera. The options on the Plus version are not of her interest; zoom, portrait and lighting modes are all gimmicks for her; however, one thing cough our attention when reviewing the spec of both phones is that Plus version has a wide angle main camera vs the regular size iPhone.

    iPhone 8 spec sheet says
    ƒ/1.8 aperture

    but iPhone 8 Plus spec sheet says:
    Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture

    Does this mean that the main camera on the Plus is different than on 8? If I am not mistaken, many people stated that the camera on 8 and the main camera on 8 Plus are identical, but the spec sheet says otherwise?

    I appreciate any input on this matter.
     
  2. Diorama macrumors 6502a

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    The Plus lens is called wide angle to differentiate it from the telephoto. This is not necessary on the 8 as there is only one lens.
    I’m pretty sure it’s identical, the Plus doesn’t have an ultrawide/fish eye or anything.
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  3. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    The Plus has 3 cameras.
    • One front facing Face Time camera
    • Two cameras on back: The wide angle and the telephoto camera.
    The wide angle camera on the 8 Plus is the same as the rear facing camera found on the standard 8. One thing to consider is Apple uses a technique it calls "Fusion" that take advantage of both of the 8 Pluses cameras to improve photography. This will make photos on the 8 Plus look better. This feature was introduced with the iPhone 7. This extended beyond just portrait mode..

     
  4. mlody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for clarifying this. I always suspected that the main shooters were identical; however, the spec sheet confused me.
     
  5. Greg M macrumors 6502

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    One thing to note is that the tele lens on the plus is not OIS, only the wide angle lens is. On the X both are OIS. That is one thing that's making me lean towards waiting for next year for the plus sized X.
     
  6. DevinNj macrumors 6502a

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    The zoom is a gimmick? Far from it. The zoom is the reason I won't go to a regular sized phone anymore. I get that the plus may be too large for some, hence the X. But if "best camera" is a deciding factor, don't knock the plus or the X. Go and check them out for yourselves, you both may be surprised.
     

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