iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8

iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8

Two big flagship devices, two big price tags: with the introduction of iPhone X, Apple now has a horse in the “all screen, all the time” smartphone race. Here’s a breakdown of the specs with particular attention to the things that really matter – at least to people who prioritize photography features.

Dual cameras

You’d expect no less in the year 2017: each of these devices has a dual camera module. Both use two 12MP sensors with apertures as listed below.

iPhone X Note 8
Wide-angle F1.8 F1.7
Telephoto F2.4 F2.4

It’s welcome news that both of these dual cam units are dual-stabilized, meaning the wide and telephoto lenses offer optical image stabilization. The iPhone 7 Plus was only equipped with OIS in its wide-angle lens.

The Note 8 offers 26mm and 52mm equivalent focal lengths, and if the iPhone X is consistent with the 7 Plus, it will come with a 28/56mm combo. The Note 8’s ever-so-slightly wider view of the world may have some advantages, but that depends on your preferences.

The 12MP sensors used by the Note 8 measure 1/2.55″ in the wide-angle unit and 1/3.6″ in the tele lens. Apple doesn’t specify what size sensors it uses in the X, just that they’re bigger, faster, and have deeper pixels than what was used in the 7 Plus. Relatively speaking, a slightly larger smartphone image sensor is still pretty small. Even if they are bigger than the Note 8’s sensors, that’s likely to have less of an impact than improvements in image processing and camera software.

Still shooting features

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Fujifilm XF 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro offers 1:1 reproduction

Fujifilm is officially announcing the XF 80mm F2.8 Macro, a lens that previously appeared on the company’s X-mount roadmap. The 80mm F2.8 is equivalent to 122mm on X-series bodies, and is the first of Fuji’s X-mount lenses to give full 1:1 macro reproduction.

Its WR designation means it’s weather-sealed to resist dust and moisture, and its OIS stabilization claims 5-stops of correction. AF is quiet thanks to a linear motor, and a fluorine coating on the front element aims to make it less prone to smudging.

The Fujifilm XF 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR will be available in November for $1200.


Latest development of the X Mount Lens Roadmap unveiled; new Firmware Updates for FUJIFILM X-Pro2, X-T2, X100F and X-T20 coming soon

Valhalla, N.Y., September 7, 2017 – As a leader in advanced digital camera technology, FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the new FUJIFILM X-E3 rangefinder style mirrorless digital camera with outstanding image quality and enhanced handling. The X-E3 features the latest 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III image sensor and the X-Processor Pro high-speed image processing engine, along with a new image recognition algorithm in an ultra-compact body.

Also announced today is the new XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro Lens, the first 1.0x magnification mid-telephoto macro lens in the X Series lineup of interchangeable lenses. The lens features a focal length equivalent to 122mm (in the 35mm format) and a maximum aperture of F2.8 for beautiful bokeh.

Exceptional Autofocus Tracking and High-Speed Response
The FUJIFILM X-E3 features a large phase detection autofocus (AF) area and provides photographers with enhanced tracking performance for moving subjects. Equipped with a newly developed image recognition algorithm, the X-E3 is able → continue…

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