Apple adds 4K 60p HEVC to iPhone 8 and iPhone X

September 13th, 2017
Apple adds 4K 60p HEVC to iPhone 8 and iPhone X

Apple has announced the new iPhone 8 and the upcoming iPhone X (pronounced ‘ten’), both of which will be able to record 1080p 240fps and 2160p 60fps using the latest HEVC (H.265) codec.

iPhone X

Speaking from the Steve Jobs Theatre at Apple’s brand new campus in Cupertino, CEO Tim Cook revealed that Apple’s flagship iPhone X will also have a 2436 x 1125 “Super Retina” OLED display with support for Dolby Vision and HDR10. Here are the full video specs for both new phones:

iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X:

  • 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
  • Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Optical image stabilization for video
  • Optical zoom; 6x digital zoom (iPhone 8 Plus only)
  • Quad-LED True Tone flash
  • Time‑lapse video with stabilization
  • Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p)
  • Continuous autofocus video
  • Body and face detection
  • Noise reduction
  • Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video
  • Playback zoom
  • Video geotagging
  • Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264

For me, I’m a tad disappointed that Apple has finally included an OLED HDR display on one of its phones, and yet hasn’t seen fit to include 10-bit recording. Similarly, it’s got a camera that can shoot 4K 60p, yet a display that only has a 2436 x 1125 resolution. However, given its massive presence in the phone market, and the announcement of a new 4K HDR Apple TV, it will no doubt play a big part in helping to bring these latest technologies to the masses, in a way that the camera and TV manufactures couldn’t alone.

The iPhone X comes in 64GB or 256GB storage capacities, priced from $999 (£999). The iPhone X will be available to pre-order from October 27th and will ship on November 3rd. The iPhone 8 will start at $699 (Plus model $799) with pre-orders from September 15th and shipping on September 22nd.

Could the iPhone X be the best filmmaking smartphone yet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Scott H Masson
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September 13th, 2017

But it’s not on the FS5 ?

 Bernard Shaw
Bernard Shaw
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September 13th, 2017

very impressive apple could make amazing cine camera

i use the 7 plus for good light outdoor weddings with VND filter and moondog lens as my super wide scene setter camera

This could be amazing

Chris Rye
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September 13th, 2017

Selling Canons buying iPhone.

Rama Dolman
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September 13th, 2017

Canon be like 2020 1080p strong!

Marko Hila
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September 13th, 2017

Canon reps; you hear?

James Connell
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September 13th, 2017

James Morello even the iPhone has 4k50, cmon Sony haha

Markus Koepke
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September 13th, 2017

I sure hope there is an option to scale movies down so they don’t run over the entire screen, as shown in the demo. Who would want that black bar covering the frame?

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