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iPhone 8 Plus Camera

The iPhone 8 Plus Camera Called the Best Ever on a Smartphone in a New Review

September 22, 2017

On launch day, a new review from camera site DxOMark takes a comprehensive look at the iPhone 8 Plus camera. And the site calls the dual-lens system the “best smartphone camera” ever tested.

An example of an image captured by the iPhone 8 Plus.

An example of an image captured by the iPhone 8 Plus.

Credit: DxOMark

Here’s the site’s summary of the camera, which scored a 94 in its testing:

Overall, the Apple iPhone 8 Plus is an excellent choice for the needs of nearly every smartphone photographer. It features outstanding image quality, zoom for those needing to get closer to their subjects, and an industry-leading Portrait mode for artistic efforts. It is at the top of our scoring charts in nearly every category — and in particular, its advanced software allows it to do an amazing job of capturing high-dynamic range scenes and images in which it can recognize faces.

The iPhone 8 Plus camera sports both a 12 megapixel wide-angle and telephoto lens. Some of the features tested by the site included HDR, low-light and flash, zoom and bokeh, and more.

There are a number of different images from the new phone comparing the results to the iPhone 8, Google Pixel, and iPhone 7 Plus.

And DxOMark expects the cameras on the iPhone X, which arrives in early November, to impress as well:

We look forward to testing the iPhone X and comparing it against the iPhone 8 Plus, as the X’s wider aperture and its OIS on both cameras should place it on the cutting edge of zoom and portrait performance — enhancing the iPhone shooting experience for memory makers and image lovers even more.

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