Apple has just announced the new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro which comes with 3 cameras that can all record at 4K60 which the upcoming FiLMiC Pro app will be able to take advantage of.
This is the first time Apple has added the Pro moniker to the iPhone line so let’s see what makes the new model so special compared to the regular iPhone 11.
The new iPhone 11 Pro is available in two sizes. The iPhone 11 Pro has a 5.8″ screen whereas the iPhone 11 Pro Max has the larger 6.5″ display. Regardless of screen size, they both have a 458 PPI, using an OLED “Super Retina XDR display”, True Tone, Wide color P3 gamut and a max brightness of 800 nits (1,200 nits in HDR).
The standard iPhone 11 skips the OLED display for a 6.1″ LCD display with a lower 326 PPI. It has all of the same cameras as the Pro models except for the Telephoto.
All three iPhone 11 models can record video at the following resolutions:
- 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
- 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
- 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
- Extended dynamic range for video at up to 60 fps
- Optical image stabilisation for video (Wide and Telephoto)
- 2× optical zoom in, 2× optical zoom out; digital zoom at up to 6×
- Audio zoom
- Brighter True Tone flash
- QuickTake video with subject tracking
- Slow-motion video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
- Time‑lapse video with stabilisation
- Cinematic video stabilisation (4K, 1080p and 720p)
- Continuous autofocus video
- Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video
- Playback zoom
- Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264
- Stereo recording
|Ultra Wide Camera|
13-millimetre focal length
120-degree field of view
4× more scene
| Wide Camera|
26-millimetre focal length
Optical image stabilisation
100 per cent Focus Pixels
New 12-megapixel sensor
| Telephoto Camera|
52-millimetre focal length
Larger ƒ/2.0 aperture
Optical image stabilisation
2× optical zoom
Multiple cameras in phones seems normal. Samsung’s latest flagship also has three cameras, Ultra Wide, Wide & Telephoto but also adds a depth-sensing camera.
FiLMiC Pro Update
During the Keynote, filmmaker Sean Baker took the stage and gave a look at the upcoming version of FiLMiC Pro which will be able to harness all three cameras, with the new A13 Bionic chip.
A new Viewfinder mode gives you a visual display of the different focal lengths, which you can then select to shoot.
A new multi-display view lets you easily select the framing you want. Showing you the Ultra Wide, Wide, Tele & Selfie camera in one screen.
With FiLMiC Pro, filmmakers will be able to not only record one but two video streams from two of the cameras.
Watch the full demonstration below.
Still no USB Type-C
Unfortunately, the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro still use a Lightning connector, but Apple does include a USB-C power adaptor with a Type-C to Lightning cable in the box so maybe they are preparing for the future.
The new iPhones are available for pre-order from 5:00 a.m. PDT on 9.13. Pricing below is in USD.
64GB – $699
128GB – $749
256GB – $849
|iPhone 11 Pro|
64GB – $999
256GB – $1149
512GB – $1349
|iPhone 11 Pro Max|
64GB – $1099
256GB – $1,249
512GB – $1,449