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iPhone X shoots video better than professional mirrorless

Written by Tyler Rondman

iPhone X shoots video better than professional mirrorless

The popular YouTube channel FStoppers, in which a group of photographers and video operators regularly discuss views on new cameras and cameras, compared the quality of the video recording of the recently presented iPhone X with one of the most popular among the operators of mirrorless cameras – Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5. As it turned out, Apple’s flagship shoots better 4K video in comparison with a professional camera.


As is clear from the video and from the words of the video participant, in conditions of good illumination, the camera of the iPhone X surpasses that of the Panasonic GH5: the colors in the video from the smartphone are much richer and the picture as a whole is more contrasted. But in case of insufficient illumination, the Panasonic GH5 shoots better, which is quite understandable – it’s quite problematic to install a camera with a large matrix in the smartphone to catch light. Also, the iPhone X camera was noticeably worse when shooting in the zoom mode. The video demonstrates that the stabilization of the matrix in the jubilee smartphone from Apple perfectly copes with its task – even when running, the picture does not become twisted, which can not be said about the Panasonic GH5 without a separate stabilizer.

Based on the above, bloggers can safely use the iPhone X as a camera, since this smartphone is not inferior to the popular mirrorless Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 as a 4K video shoot at 60 frames per second. Especially considering that the cost of the GH5 and the stabilizer with interchangeable lenses for it is much higher than the price of the iPhone X. In addition, most videographers put their work on YouTube – compressing video-hosting videos. In it, the detailing of dark areas is not as important as the high-quality color rendering and smoothness of video recording.
According to the authoritative resource DxOMark, the photographic capabilities of the iPhone X are also on top.

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Tyler Rondman

When he isn't enjoying the beautiful Northwest outdoors, you can find Tyler on business and tech sites, writing about the latest news, analyzing trends, and generally making the Internet a more interesting place.