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iPhone Camera at one time was one of the latest and still acclaimed as one of the best phone cameras by Apple. Apple has always projected the iPhone camera mobile app within its device as a futuristic component that took out Kodak, Fuji and much other generic autofocus camera and film roll making companies out of the business. Having said that it is supposed to work in almost all conditions.

Let’s see what an iPhone 8 has in both versions

12-megapixel camera / Dual 12-megapixel wide-angle and telephoto cameras

ƒ/1.8 aperture / Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture
/ Telephoto: ƒ/2.8 aperture

Digital zoom up to 5x / 2x optical zoom; digital zoom up to 10x
— Portrait mode
— Portrait Lighting

Both models have :

Optical image stabilisation
Six-element lens
Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync
Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)
Sapphire crystal lens cover
Backside illumination sensor
Hybrid IR filter
Autofocus with Focus Pixels
Tap to focus with Focus Pixels
Live Photos with stabilisation
Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos
Improved local tone mapping
Exposure control
Auto HDR for photos
Auto image stabilisation
Burst mode
Timer mode
Photo geotagging
Image formats captured: HEIF and JPEG

Video Recording capacities are as follows:

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
Optical image stabilisation for video
2x optical zoom; digital zoom up to 6x (iPhone 8 Plus only)
Quad-LED True Tone flash
Slow-motion video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
Time-lapse video with stabilisation
Cinematic video stabilisation (1080p and 720p)
Continuous autofocus video
Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video
Playback zoom
Video geotagging
Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264

But sometimes it doesn’t perform as it should be. Taking a case of the image posted. Checking the iPhone mobile app on Photo and Video mode. The iPhone native camera mobile app failed to capture the clear video footage in blue fluorescent light. It completely merges pixel input thus capturing a video that may not let users identify well what they are capturing.

The Photo was somewhat better in the fluorescent light and could capture edges better and a user can see taken picture.

This raises a question if the iPhone 8 Camera mobile app can really take pictures in Blue Fluorescent Light?

This is not the case while using a DLSR camera where you can manage camera settings and capture the picture or video absolutely as required.

In this age where Videos and Images have become a major source of inputs on the internet and social media. Whether iPhone or Android phones cameras have become a primary source of input for all social media mobile apps in Singapore such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tiktok, Pinterest, Linkedin, and the list goes on. Each mobile app platform has used photos and videos as a major source of its data augmentation. For the past few years, it is the user-generated data that decides who is King of the apps.

Did you try taking a picture in fluorescent light? Let us know