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The ‘night’ setting is most startling. You point and hold the phone at something for a few seconds in dark conditions. If there’s any light source at all a window, neon sign or street light the camera builds on that light. It also appears to take several photos, stacking them into one shot that includes way more detail than you’d normally get from even the best phone cameras up to now.

Granted, some can look a little over processed, depending on your sensibility.

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The iPhone X has two 12 megapixel lenses, one with a wide angle 28mm perspective and the official canada goose outlet other with a telephoto 50mm view.

Like the iPhone 8 Plus (and 7 Plus), these combine to give you way more flexibility and quality than a single lens phone camera.

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One of the iPhone X’s standout camera features is its video, which is better than any other phone. The iPhone X delivers 4K at three different frame rates (up to 60 frames per second). The results are absolutely stunning. If you worry that those file sizes might be too big to share or store, you can keep it at ‘full’ HD (1080p at either 30 or 60 frames per second) or 720p at 30 frames per second.

The other iPhone feature that beats other systems is its panorama mode. It’s easy to dismiss this as a gimmick. It’s anything but. I now often don’t pack a wide angle lens with whatever ‘proper’ camera I’m bringing on a trip because I know that if I bring an iPhone X (or iPhone 8), I’ll get amazing results.

The only minor quibble I can find with the iPhone X’s camera is that its ‘portrait’ mode doesn’t always work. When it does, it produces beautiful results; but it feels like something that’s yet to mature into something reliable.

While you don’t quite the 40 megapixel detail from Huawei’s P20 Pro, Apple’s colour rendering and, especially, video recording performance means that this doesn’t feel like second best at all. I have also found that the iPhone’s software is marginally more consistent in judging lighting conditions than other phones, although that gap has narrowed dramatically in recent years.

A footnote: with the exception of the stabilised second lens, virtually all of what’s good in the iPhone X’s camera can also be found in the iPhone 8 Plus, which uses a more conventional Touch ID canada goose outlet jackets button instead of facial recognition.

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Whenever the handset detects low light conditions, it automatically reduces the aperture of the main 12 megapixel camera down to an astonishing f1.5, meaning the camera lets more light in than any rival.

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The results are fairly incredible for a smartphone. Detail on items in a dimly lit room or tube stand out clearly and can be brightened up with relatively little noise on display.

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