Apple iPhone XS

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The iPhone XS has a 5.8-inch Super-Retina OLED display with 2436 x 1125 pixels resolution. The display is one of the best we've seen on an iPhone, and it's bright, colourful, and sharp. It has an A12 Bionic processor which is a six-core processor manufactured by TSMC on a 7nm process. The iPhone XS has 4GB of RAM and 64GB, 256GB, or 512GB of NAND flash storage.
The iPhone XS has a 12-megapixel rear camera with dual optical image stabilization. It also has a 7-megapixel front-facing camera.

The iPhone XS is a premium smartphone with a sophisticated camera with many advanced features. If you want to take stunning pictures and videos with your iPhone XS, understanding and unlocking the use of those features are vital.

Through this blog, we will shed light on the advanced camera features of the iPhone XS and give you tips on how to take pro-level photos with it. So, let's begin.

Essential Camera Features:

Before we jump to the advanced camera features of the iPhone XS, let's look at its camera configuration and some basic features. It has a dual rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel wide-angle and telephoto lens. They work together to create magical pictures and videos.

You can switch between the rear and front cameras by tapping on the home screen's camera icon. You also get a True Tone flash that automatically adjusts to the ambient light around you.

The camera app on the iPhone XS is equipped with several modes to click photos and make videos. The most popular and widely used among them are

  •       Photo
  •     Video
  •      Square
  •       Pano

The photo and video modes are the most common ones. The iPhone XS can capture high-resolution and high-quality videos of up to 4K at 6p frames per second. The Square mode is optimized for taking insta-friendly pics, and the Pano mode creates panoramic shots by stitching multiple photos.

Advanced Camera Features:

After covering the basic features of the iPhone XS, let's discuss the advanced camera features on the phone, which is our main topic.

Smart HDR: Smart HDR captures a more detailed picture with the help of advanced algorithms. When you take a picture, the iPhone XS combines multiple shots at varying exposure levels to create an image with enhanced details, optimum exposure and shadow details.

Smart HDR can work in any light condition, letting you take the perfect shot no matter where and under the lighting conditions.


To use Smart HDR, open the Camera app, tap the HDR icon in the top left corner, and select Auto. Smart HDR will come into action automatically when it detects its need.

Portrait Mode: Take studio-level stunning portraits of your loved ones with the portrait model. It will blur the background making the subject more prominent and adding a dramatic touch to the picture. You can capture photos of your pets and people with a shallow depth of field using these advanced features on the iPhone XS.

To use Portrait mode, open the Camera app, swipe to the left until you see Portrait mode, and then frame your subject in the viewfinder. The iPhone XS will automatically focus the subject and blur the background.

Depth Control: This feature lets you control the amount of background blur. You can maximize or minimize the background blur according to your need. It gives you more creative control over the final picture quality.

To use Depth Control, open the Camera app, tap on the Portrait mode icon, and adjust the slider to your desired level of background blur.

Dual-Camera System: We have already discussed it in the iPhone XS's essential features. Here we will talk about the zoom feature of this camera setup. It will allow you to capture your subject more intimately without compromising quality.

The telephoto lens also helps you to get fantastic shots using a shallow depth of field.

To use the dual-camera system, open the Camera app, tap on the 1x or 2 x icons to switch between the wide-angle and telephoto lenses, and then frame your subject in the viewfinder.

Optical Zoom: Besides the regular zoom feature, the iPhone XS also has optical zoom. It is beneficial when your subject is at a distance, and you cannot move the phone closer to it. The optical zoom will automatically adjust the subject's focal length and allow an in-depth shot without distorting the image quality.

To use optical zoom, open the Camera app, tap on the 1x or 2 x icons to switch between the wide-angle and telephoto lenses, and then pinch to zoom in or out.

Panorama Mode: Want to take breathtaking pictures of landscapes and cityscapes? Activate the panorama mode in your iPhone XS and create panoramic images. It combines different pictures to make one monumental image.


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