Photographer Austin Mann Shares First Photos Captured With iPhone XS

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    Photographer Austin Mann, who often goes hands-on with new iPhone models in exotic locations to test their capabilities in real world situations, has taken a first look at the iPhone XS and shared some images captured with the new device.

    Mann took the iPhone XS to Zanzibar to test it out, and shared the images with PetaPixel.

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    The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are using the same 12-megapixel dual-camera system that was in the iPhone X, with an f/1.8 wide-angle lens and an f/2.4 telephoto lens, both of which feature optical image stabilization, but Apple has made some serious improvements that result in better-than-ever iPhone photos.

    Apple has introduced a new image signal processor that integrates with the Neural Engine to introduce Smart HDR, a feature that offers up more detail in the highlights and shadows of images. The image signal processor also offers up more sophisticated bokeh (aka background blurring) to better match the results you can get from high-end DSLRs, and there's a new Depth Control feature.

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    Depth Control is a new Portrait Mode option that lets you adjust the depth of field after you shoot, an impressive function that allows you to choose just the right amount of blur to bring out the subject of your photo. The Depth Control feature is available for both the front and rear-facing iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max cameras.

    A bigger sensor with deeper, larger pixels lets in more light, which leads to better low-light photos, and sensor improvements paired with Smart HDR and no shutter lag result in sharper action shots.

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    We'll get a better look at what the new cameras are capable of when iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max reviews hit later this week, and customers who pre-ordered the device will also be able to try it out when shipments start arriving this Friday.

    The full range of images captured by Mann can be seen in high resolution via a Flickr album, which can be accessed here.

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    but will the new camera make a Starbucks cappuccino look good on instagram?
     
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    Can a photo expert tell me why these are great? They don’t “look” exceptional to me, but I’m just a civilian.
     
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    PetaPixel's images are compressed. Make sure you check out the linked Flickr pictures. Amazing photos.
     
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    Why do I get the feeling that the lens need to be wider? Been feeling that way for years.

    Other than that, good pictures, but they've been this good for a couple years already. Not impressed.
     
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    It looks just on a par. I can see blur and noise. The bokeh doesn't work well.
     
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    They look good but it's nothing that my X can't do either. I'll be holding off till the next iPhones, first time ever.
     
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    I’m no expert, but welcome the ability to shift the background blur. Looking forward to my early October Max delivery.
     
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    I love that we can see what's in the shadow of the Tortoise in the bright sunlight. The auto HDR is one of the things that gives that to us. Not to many years ago the shadow areas would just be black with the rest of the image adjusted for the bright sunlight.
     
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    There’s no comparison photos, so fairly we can’t say anything besides that they are good pictures. When comparing the two directly I’m sure the new generation will be better.
     
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    That's been an issue with iPhones forever now, I simply don't understand the need for such heavy NR. A little grain in the picture isn't a bad thing, give me some grains + sharpness over this horrible NR any day! This is why I only shoot RAW when the picture I'm taking really matters for quality and flexibility.
     
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    Im a photographer for 10 years these really arnt good i can do better with the X
     
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    I work as an editor (film & tv) - The details in the highlights like the sun are more apparent, while at the same time showing details in the shadows that normally would not appear because the sun would blow out the shot's exposure etc.
     
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    Where the XS and XS Max may excel over the X is this "Bear" shot, with the sun facing the photographer head on while trying to get the details in the shadows.
     
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    Pretty nice photography there. Mines will mostly be awkwardly taken pics of my dog, probably.
     
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    The photos are great composition and subject wise but technically they aren't that amazing as Apple made it sound.
     
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