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things i like and don’t like (jk lol) about my iphone XR camera

hello!! welcome back to my blog ๐Ÿ’œ i’m gonna chat about my phone’s camera today! ๐Ÿ˜

i got my XR last september and BOI do i love it ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

my story behind buying it goes back to when i tried out my brother joshua’s XR camera (maybe the spring before i bought mine?), and i could not *believe* the quality of it!

since one of the only reasons i even buy iphones at this point is for their pretty awesome cameras, the XR quickly found a place at the top of my wishlist!

it’s the most i’ve ever spent on a phone, at around $350, but can i tell you- worth it!!

so i’m gonna go over what i love about it, with pictures i’ve taken to illustrate my points! let’s go ๐Ÿ˜Š

things i like
and don’t like (jk lol)
about my iphone XR camera

Its ability to focus on the subject //

iphones i’ve had before the XR (4, 5s, SE [old one]) could not do what this one can! so much of the background was still in focus, which takes the emphasis off the subject.

How it captures sunlight //

you know i love me some sunlight ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿงก haha i live for it! iphones always perform the best in natural lighting, but XR takes it to anOTHER LEVEL ๐Ÿ™Œ with most of these pics, you cannot tell i took them with an iphone! that’s insane!

Textures!!! //

this is one of the elements that stood out most to me when i tried joshua’s XR! the ability to focus on textures (such as the cobblestone above) makes me so so happy. it brings a new level of visual appeal to my pictures!

Its ability to focus on minute details //

the flower above is about the size of my fingernail!! the XR has some macro photography capabilities i’ve never seen before ๐Ÿ˜ they’re not as clear as i’d like for them to be, but the fact that i can manage to take some macro shots is incredible!

the interesting thing is, for my camera to focus on the flower above, i had to zoom in and back up some for it to focus. so if you’re trying some macro shots with your XR, that’s a tip for you!

The clarity of filters from RookieCam //

i’ve loved rookiecam since 2014, but whoa- the XR’s camera quality makes them even MORE epic!! ๐Ÿคฉ one of my favorite filters now is ‘tan,’ which i think is part of the premium filters. (i ued it on the pic above) it emphasizes orange hues and made it where i could take more ‘fall pics’ last fall even though most leaves were still brown at that point, haha!

Too many perfect pictures ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜‚ //

i’ve “had” to make collages on more than one occasion because i had super similar pictures, but i loved all of them haha! i’m used to taking a bunch of extra pics because with my other iphones, only out out of 5 pics would turn out right. well now with my XR i take 5 pics and they’re all incredible ๐Ÿ˜‚ which is not actually a con, but it does make it where i have more pics i want to save!

thank you so much for reading!! i fully recommend the XR for its camera quality (another perk is its huge screen, which i love), so if you can get one please do! that’s all for today and i’ll talk to you again soon ๐Ÿ’œ

do you have the XR?
do you love iphone photography?

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