iPhone XS night mode on older models like xs?

vir2l2k

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will night mode be exclusive for the new iphones or will at least last year‘s xs also get it?
 

ruslan120

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“NeuralCam” for $2.99 on the App Store lets you take better nighttime pictures on iPhones 6 and above.

It’s not as good as iPhone 11 (and Pro) and there’s a slight delay as it takes a few pictures, and it’s a separate application that you need to open, but it’s better than spending $700+ on a new phone.
 

PhillyGuy72

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Like Rusian said, I just purchased the NeuralCam, I think it's worth it for the older models, especially XS.
I looked up hashtag "NeuralCam" on Instagram, liked the results.
Also YouTube had a nice comparison and that sold me.


 
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PhillyGuy72

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I've taken a few test shots on this, my dark office.
Some of that odd "cartoon'ish, watery" look in the one photo, very dark setting of the Matrix poster (05.15). Results are still impressive I think.

The color settings can always be adjusted in Photoshop, or another iPhone app.
Heck, even the improved IOS13 editor coming out in a few days.

The remote control looks much better I think.

Thats my initial opinion on this app. It's not bad.

 

Azathoth123

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There are 3rd party apps that claim to be able to do it on older phones, but I never tried them, and it won’t be automatic like the 11.

You should be able to do it in post processing from RAW images provided the cameras captures the same detail, with image editors like Photoshop, Darkroom, Lightroom, etc. That said, it won’t be as easy and Apple’s in-camera image processing is pretty darned good. But if Apple can do it, so can you if you are both starting with the same RAW image.
 

alpi123

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There are 3rd party apps that claim to be able to do it on older phones, but I never tried them, and it won’t be automatic like the 11.

You should be able to do it in post processing from RAW images provided the cameras captures the same detail, with image editors like Photoshop, Darkroom, Lightroom, etc. That said, it won’t be as easy and Apple’s in-camera image processing is pretty darned good. But if Apple can do it, so can you if you are both starting with the same RAW image.
Pulling information from RAW image and night mode are two very different takes. Night modes on phones take a long exposure photo (stacking multiple images for less noise and more light). There are free cams that do that but the advantage of the built in modes is that they can stabilize the shot (otherwise will come blurry unless using a tripod) and they do it all automatic.
 

Azathoth123

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Pulling information from RAW image and night mode are two very different takes. Night modes on phones take a long exposure photo (stacking multiple images for less noise and more light). There are free cams that do that but the advantage of the built in modes is that they can stabilize the shot (otherwise will come blurry unless using a tripod) and they do it all automatic.
This is true. If you don’t have the stacking though, a RAW image will probably be your best bet.