And you clearly know the sensor used in the iPhone XS is able to do night mode, right ?A major “F You” Apple for not giving even a semblance of this feature to owners of last years $1000 phone. They officially lost me as a customer with this move. After seeing how Google handled this with Pixel, Apple is giving a clear as day middle finger to their customers by making this new phone exclusive. Next phone will be a Pixel for me.
Of course it can, it's image stacking after the photos have already been taken just like any other night mode pretty much. It doesn't buffer images in camera memory stack before you shoot. So everything happens after. I also believe they have to develop or adjust the night mode for the each sensor and that takes time and effort so it's a lot easier for them to sell you a new phone.And you clearly know the sensor used in the iPhone XS is able to do night mode, right ?
It doesn't do well when subjects are moving. You're much better off using the flash or just using it without night mode.Why is it I can’t seem to find any night sight photos of people at a dark bar or restaurant?
I’d love to know how well it works on spur of the moment photos
I find it fairly unlikely that apple discovered a new type of lens technology - more likely it's software based. Apple has a long history of holding things back and then making them exclusive to certain hardware. With sufficient software workarounds, some of their features that are exclusive to certain phones or computers can be used on older hardware via alternative methods. That's a large part of what makes them successful - other than awesome products - don't get me wrong, I love apple - but their teasing something, making it exclusive to certain devices after other companies beat them on technology and then playing catchup (while refining the user experience amazingly), is their shtick. Let's not pretend that's not the case. It's the apple way - and it works1. That’s what I’m saying - I see no evidence it’s a software only feature. Yes, Apple could design a software only feature like the pixel but from what I’ve read, there are hardware differences in Apple’s implementation.
2. No I haven’t forgotten about the battery fiasco. I had one of those old phones that were “crippled”. I’m not an Apple apologist usually but that was a perfect example of Apple prioritizing experience. It was a far better experience for me to have the speed pulled back (which I and most people don’t use fully) than to have a phone restart or shut off intermittently. The only negative aspect of that story was Apple was not up front about that fact. However - it was still Apple prioritizing experience over clicked speed.
As far as replacing the batteries... Vs upgrading... ? I don’t see how that fact would lead more people to upgrade than the alternative. If I had an iPhone that intermittently shut off or otherwise stopped working, I would be FAR more likely to upgrade than a moderately slower processor speed which as I said earlier is imperceptible under normal circumstances (ie web browsing, emails, simple pictures, etc).
I still have that “crippled” phone and it’s the longest one I’ve ever owned. I don’t see the assumed correlation with forced obsolescence.
Yup, which is why, IMHO, the P&S market is doomed. I suspect the dSLR cameras will up their game to stay ahead, although in many ways they are two distinct markets. I my iPhone takes great now shots, but for more serious work I prefer my Canon with L glass.Really boggles my mind that an iPhone can match or exceed my full-frame Sony camera, even with a very fast prime attached. The power of computational photography astounds me.