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Shot on iPhone 11 Pro video shows off Tokyo in its futuristic glory


Andy To iPhone 11
The iPhone 11 Pro boasts Apple's greatest iPhone cameras to date.
Screenshot: Andy To/YouTube

The iPhone Pro 11’s dazzling trio of rear-cameras is one of the most praised features of the new phones in early reviews. Now we get to see the results for ourselves.

Filmmaker Andy To recently went to Tokyo and recorded a stunning 4K walking tour of the Japanese capital city. The results received praise from none other than Apple’s Tim Cook.

As Andy To writes on YouTube:

“I went to Tokyo with the new iPhone 11 Pro to put it to the test. The objective of this video is to deliver a visual story showcasing my journey to Japan. The story starts in Tokyo, a progressive futuristic city that’s a beautiful backdrop for the fast paced editing style that I love to do.”

He notes that the video was shot on an iPhone 11 without any additional lenses. The iPhone 11 Pro comes with three rear camera lenses, plus the front-facing one. There’s an ultra-wide camera with an f/2.4 13mm lens, a f/1.8 26mm main camera with improved sensor, and a telephoto camera with the same sensor as last year but a faster 52mm f/2.0 lens.

To’s video was recorded using the standard Camera app on the iPhone, and edited using Final Cut Pro X on his Mac.

iPhone 11 Pro camera: Impressive results for the pro user

The results are pretty darn snazzy. In a tweet sharing the video, Tim Cook wrote: “Stunning work as always, @andyyto! A mesmerizing journey through one of my favorite cities, captured on iPhone 11 Pro.”

Of course, not every video shot on the iPhone 11 Pro is going to have quite the same stunning background. Nor is every user a seasoned photography pro with the necessary knowledge of composition and the like.

Still, unlike some of the (technically) shot on iPhone videos which also use expert lighting crews and Hollywood-style camera rigs, this is a pretty true-to-life look at the kind of footage you can get. So long as you have the requisite skills, that is!


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