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From Portrait Mode and Portrait Lighting to dual optical image stabilization, here are the best camera features on the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X.

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iPhone X dual OIS

Apple's iPhone X has dual rear cameras with dual optical image stabilization. The only other phone with dual OIS is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

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iPhone X dual rear cameras

The iPhone X comes with dual rear cameras: A standard wide-angle camera and a telephoto camera. The telephoto lens on the X has an aperture of f/2.4, compared to f/2.8 on the telephoto lens of the iPhone 8 Plus.

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iPhone 8 and 8 Plus cameras

There is a single standard angle rear camera on the iPhone 8. The iPhone 8 Plus has the same camera alongside a second rear camera with a telephoto lens.

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iPhone 8 Plus dual cameras

Like last year's iPhone 7 Plus, the iPhone 8 Plus has dual rear cameras: a standard angle with an f/1.8 aperture and a telephoto with an f/2.8 aperture.

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iPhone 8 Plus 12-megapixel sensors

The dual cameras on the iPhone 8 have brand-new, 12-megapixel sensors that Apple claims will give photos and videos better color saturation, wider dynamic range and lower image noise.

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iPhone X vertical cameras

The dual camera bump on the iPhone X is in a vertical position, compared to the horizontal position of the bump on the iPhone 8 Plus.

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Portrait Lighting

A new feature on both the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X is Portrait Lighting, which allows you to sculpt lighting to best fit your subject. It isn't a filter, but rather does a real-time analysis of lighting on your subject's face.

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Augmented reality

All three iPhones are designed with augmented reality (AR) in mind. One demo showed an AR app for baseball that displays player information above the actual players during a baseball game.

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iPhone X True Depth camera

The iPhone X uses what Apple calls a True Depth camera to unlock your phone with Face ID. The same camera can work alongside the front-facing camera to allow Portrait Mode and Portrait Lighting for selfie photos.

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4K and super slo-mo video

All three new iPhones have even better video capabilities, being able to shoot 4K video at 24 and 60 frames per second (fps) and 1080p video at 240 fps.

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iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X

For more about the new iPhones check out our First Takes on the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.

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