Why Instagrammers should be excited about the camera on the new Apple iPhone


Step back, step forward, tilt left and right, then up and down.

Creativity is very important when creating peak aesthetics using photographs, but the device you have can get you very far in achieving you visual goals. The latest iPhone models have made all the promises you’d want to up your Instagram game.

The big sell for the new smartphone version is the cameras. Yes, multiple cameras on one phone.

While some have gone into a meme-making frenzy upon the launch of the iPhone 11, there’s a thing or two to consider about camera features these devices promise.

The new generation of iPhones comes in two models, the iPhone 11 and the first-of-its-kind iPhone 11 Pro. The two models boast a new and improved sensor, the component that is one of the key factors of what produces great quality pictures and videos.

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Here we’ll go through some of the key camera specs of the new iPhone that are about to elevate your Instagram presence.

iPhone 11

The iPhone 11 comes in six colours: in on-trend pastel purple and green, in white, yellow, black and red. While a large majority of iPhone users almost always use phone covers, it’s tempting revelling in the idea of coordinating your pastel outfit with your phone while taking a mirror selfie or a monochrome flat lay.

The iPhone 11 has a dual camera system, two back cameras featuring a wide lens and an ultra-wide lens with the customary front camera. The back camera with 12 megapixels, coupled with the improved sensor, is bound to deliver crisp images.

The ultra-wide lens gives you a 120 degree field of view and you can alternate it with the wide lens without moving. The phone as an interface that allows you to see beyond the wide frame, to show you how an ultra-wide shot could look and you can tap to switch. So no need for fussing with stepping back, stepping forward then back again.

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The cameras have a 1.8 aperture (f/1.8), this is a good component to pay attention to in you devices in order to gauge how well the camera will do in environment that have low light. This generation of the Apple smartphone promises to work exceptionally in low light, particularly the iPhone 11 Pro detailed later in the article.

If you find yourself without a gorilla tripod or a smartphone stabiliser the iPhone 11 is built with optical image stabilisation, this helps minimise shakiness that may make your pictures unintentionally blurry during hand-held photography.

Another component that can contribute to a crisp image is the iPhone 11’s 100% pixel focus that creates a faster autofocus. This is particularly useful for videos, so you can get crisper stories and IGTV videos. A problem you probably won’t experience is having to fill the lens and wait years for it to focus.

Other iPhone models are also usually good with autofocus as well, but this model promises to be even sharper.

iPhone 11 Pro

The pro version of the iPhone 11 Pro, among other specialised features, has an additional camera – three back camera lenses on one smartphone device. Notable features include the third lens, night mode function and slow-motion function.

The iPhone 11 Pro’s third camera lens, the telephoto camera, has a 2.0 aperture that let’s in 40% more light. This camera is promises to produce a picture quality that show exceptional detail and to pick up vibrant colour.

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Whether you want to capture Instagrammable moments at a dimly lit booth at your favourite restaurant or you’re taking pictures outside at night, the night mode function can come in handy. The iPhone 11 Pro automatically switches to the night mode in an environment that is dark enough so to bright up pictures and reduce unwanted grain.

The video capability of the iPhone 11 Pro has 4k video capability that can shoot up to 60 frames per second, these features allow for a smooth slow motion. The selfie camera also has a slow-motion function that can be shot up to 30 frames per second, so you can record slow motion beauty looks with ease on stories and IGTV.

Overall, the features of the latest iPhones are ones that can transform your Instagram content to the quality of a fun, vibrant and well respected content creator.

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