Portrait Mode: Explained!


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  • Everything About Apple

    Awesome video man!!!

  • Thi Ha
    Thi Ha 6 days ago

    Get the facts right, will you? Huawei's p9 with leica brand came out first. Then Apple follow suit. Anyway peace out.

  • alucard kaizokudan
    alucard kaizokudan 6 days ago

    smartphone just replicate.. hard to determine how much blur tu put base on background.. and of course i look fake

  • Blabla Bla
    Blabla Bla 11 days ago

    Am I the only one who thinks that the Note 8 has THE worst camera on a flagship phone?

  • Blabla Bla
    Blabla Bla 11 days ago

    Dude the Xperia XZ3 is extremely underrated. It has a 10x better camera than the Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 combined.

  • Ryan Kwarteng
    Ryan Kwarteng 17 days ago

    1:46 iPhone XR!

  • Nicolas Gern
    Nicolas Gern 18 days ago

    Oh yeah I forgot pixel 3.

  • Nicolas Gern
    Nicolas Gern 18 days ago

    "We actually kinda' wonder if a new phone will come out and it doesn't have dual camera?" *cough* *cough* iPhone XR.

  • Mohamad Nasser
    Mohamad Nasser 18 days ago

    Pixel 2 has the best portrait mode

  • Ana Luisa
    Ana Luisa 20 days ago

    his holiday stuff is making me cry it's fantastic

  • your dad
    your dad 26 days ago

    Note 8 is shit here lol

  • TigerHealey JR
    TigerHealey JR Month ago

    Xthe pixel 2 camera😍😍😍

  • Aiden Schwing
    Aiden Schwing Month ago

    The note 8 sucks man πŸ˜‚

  • It's FreeCaddy
    It's FreeCaddy Month ago

    Note 8🀒🀒 iphone and pixel's camera quality looks like same😍

  • Trickpah
    Trickpah 2 months ago

    Where can I get that Baby Groot plant ???? :D

  • Gabriel Agbese
    Gabriel Agbese 2 months ago

    can someone please tell me what the lighting effect in 4:03 is called

  • Bayar Tahlo
    Bayar Tahlo 2 months ago

    IPhone 8 to iPhone 10 Sametime πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜… shit apple

  • lmWithStupid
    lmWithStupid 2 months ago

    Why is the Note 8 even included in this comparison? It's so clearly shit

  • T. E.
    T. E. 2 months ago

    Pixel 2 is EXTREMELY impressive. iPhone was trash (still think that iPhones look the best though) but the pixel 2 BLEW the iPhone out of the water.
    It’s pretty ironic that Apple products come equipped with a bunch of editing software. It’s like they know you’re gunna need it if you buy their phones also. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Piyush Thakur
    Piyush Thakur 2 months ago +1

    redmi note 5 pro has also good potrait mode for a budget phone

  • CooL L Smalls Tech 4k
    CooL L Smalls Tech 4k 2 months ago +1

    Samsung s7 edges did it too . I too a pic with it first

  • Memes n Shet
    Memes n Shet 2 months ago +1

    The Hassleblad camera costs 11000$!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jovan Davidovic
    Jovan Davidovic 2 months ago +5

    Nice glitch on 7:27

  • Bhaag BSDK
    Bhaag BSDK 2 months ago +3

    7:43 damn pixel 2 nailed it

  • Metal Faced Gamer
    Metal Faced Gamer 2 months ago +1

    Thanks HTC M8!
    MAYBE, the best phone per circa.
    2 camera back
    Front πŸ”Š's
    Attention to 🀳 cam
    Not only a IR blaster
    a IR receiver ( SUPER useful )
    High end audio
    Solid UI
    Good πŸ”‹ life
    Full body aluminum back (1st )
    Ashame instead of sticking with that and making improvements they listened to everybody who wasn't going to buy their phone. Then the subsequent M9 had its own set of issues. But again have they stuck with it they would have been at the forefront AGAIN.
    Truly a shame.

  • NAWW
    NAWW 2 months ago

    4:08 is that Lincoln form Mafia III

  • Dani Cruz
    Dani Cruz 2 months ago +1

    for me, the fact that the Pixel 2 doesn't show you the portair photo before you take it is a big diference.

  • Igbo Thunder
    Igbo Thunder 2 months ago

    man, im like several months late, but i see why you got so many views of this video! you killed everything from the execution to the explanation of this in a way that someone like myself (who knows nothing about photography) can easily understand. Kudos my brother, Kudos!

  • Ateeb Tahir
    Ateeb Tahir 2 months ago +2

    Portrait mode would have no value if the pixel 2xl were released before those second depth camera phones. The full dedication of one camera made it popular.

  • Artsy Dc
    Artsy Dc 2 months ago

    I don’t understand who needs this explained

    • Nick Motsarsky
      Nick Motsarsky 2 months ago

      People that aren't as informed on photo technology as yourself. Did that comment really need to be posted?

  • Adil Aman
    Adil Aman 2 months ago +1

    Love your videos πŸ”₯

  • Tom Groves
    Tom Groves 3 months ago

    Super explanation!

  • Smithy
    Smithy 3 months ago

    Was playing fortnite and deadass had to switch windows because I thought Barack Obama was talking about Iphones.

  • nithish peddi
    nithish peddi 3 months ago

    hello brother im having a strange problem out here with my iphone x....
    let me explain you the problem first...
    i tried everything but i cant sort it out please help me out in to solve this problem ill be very thankfull

  • Motoguy
    Motoguy 3 months ago +2

    Wy don't you jus take a shot and blur later on with photoshop?

  • Motoguy
    Motoguy 3 months ago

    He HTC U12+ Camera is better at that.

  • Anthonyiisme
    Anthonyiisme 3 months ago

    Thank you so much for explaining this so simply .. cause I was wondering about getting long shot photos with blurred background and why it turns into a Normal photo ... this video was informative. Thanks again 😌

    KINGAMING 3 months ago

    Im pretty sure the pixel 2 is probably the best camera in this video besides the Hasselblad. It is a little bit more sharper, there is more contrast, and it catches more light

    • Nick Motsarsky
      Nick Motsarsky 2 months ago

      It can't capture more light when its aprertue isn't as low as the Note 8. F1.8 vs F1.7.

  • Flooding TheSea
    Flooding TheSea 3 months ago

    Anyone else noticed the noise/burns at 7:25 ?

  • Uchiha Sasuke
    Uchiha Sasuke 3 months ago

    You Look Like a White guy in Note *_*

  • babu Mughal
    babu Mughal 3 months ago

    but iphone is iphone 😍😍 ilove iphone apple

  • Alpa Jain
    Alpa Jain 3 months ago

    Your videos have the best quality in video as well as the topics .
    Your work is very impressive in every video. πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠβœŒοΈβœŒοΈπŸ‘

  • iJeff
    iJeff 3 months ago

    Pixel 2 looks most crisp, clear and beautiful

    M GUSBI 3 months ago +1

    can i get 1k subs with no reason?

  • Hans Wurst
    Hans Wurst 3 months ago

    Windows Phone had this garbage feature over 5 years ago.

    OR3OTHUG 3 months ago

    Prop for using my guy Mtn Drue at 5:39

  • Jens Danbolt
    Jens Danbolt 3 months ago +1

    As a photo hobbyist, I actually *preferred the Google Pixel over the Hassblad* in two of the pictures. Now let me explain how that can be and why I still bought a new lens for my mirrorless camera yesterday, for the same price as a new smartphone.
    The reason is that the smartphone companies are quite aggressive on automatic color editing of the pictures: The phone guesses what type of picture it is, considers the color space in the picture and makes adjustments towards what humans generally find more attractive: Vibrant and warm colors, with some exceptions.
    This means that the JPEG straight out of camera the phone will sometimes look better, and it's easier and quicker to share the photo.
    Reasons why I still bought a new lens for my mirrorless camera just yesterday?
    1: Picture reliability: Phones often guess wrong, or guess something really stupid, resulting in an unusable photo with no other workaround than trying again and praying to the AI gods.
    2: System reliability: High end smartphones are inherently quite fragile compared to cameras, due to thinness and having a full side covered in glass. The phone lens is prone to smudge, wear and mechanical damage over time due to being carried unprotected in pocket and used for all kinds of other stuff. The camera app and interference from other apps and excessive chains of software updates is less of a problem, but I'm sure we've all experienced the camera app randomly shutting down or refusing to open.
    3: Accessories: Flashes, tripods, audio recorders, filters (UV, ND, gradient...), remote shutter releases... For most any randomly picked camera compared to any randomly picked flagship phone, more and higher quality accessories are available.
    4: Glass: Optical zoom, and an interchangeable selection of lenses with various fields of view, gives obvious advantages.
    5: Manual control: The camera and lens has physical dials to directly and quickly control all the elements of the picture, letting me have exactly the compression/distortion, depth of field, motion blur and grain. This means it is my picture, looking exactly how I want it to. There are camera apps that allow some level of manual control, but it's quite limited and super inconvenient hidden under menus compared to turning an ergonomic dial that is always available. This is the biggest factor for me, as it changes photography from simply recording a view to creating a look. It's the difference between taking the bus or driving a motorcycle. The bus is cheaper and the driver knows the way, you just have to go on and get off at one of the preselected stations, which usually are close to something useful. A motorcycle takes a lot more time to maintain and store, and you have to drive it yourself, but you can drive it exactly the route you want and sometimes take a creative detour to something you've never seen before, just for the experience and exploration itself.
    6: And lastly, yes the image quality is better. Not so visible on a tiny mobile screen, but for print or displaying on a large screen, the difference is massive. If the colors aren't as interesting straight out of camera, a quick edit (including preset filters) can catch up on that in the direction you want, and a thorough edit can create magic. Phones have made great strides to catch up, but there is still a long way up and each step is becoming more difficult as the easy steps have been made first, leaving the tougher and less impactful challenges, such as diffraction and fast moving subjects, still ahead.

    MEK'N'ISM BEATZ 3 months ago

    You have a jbl speaker on a tripod πŸ˜‚

    NMEEEZ 3 months ago

    what is that thing in the back

  • Emirhan Tekez
    Emirhan Tekez 3 months ago

    7:15 hittin em with theπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

  • Gagan KP
    Gagan KP 3 months ago

    Pixel 2 XL for life 😍

  • Sourav Lott
    Sourav Lott 3 months ago

    Best videoπŸ‘

  • Henry Chan
    Henry Chan 3 months ago

    I just put my phone on a bench and take 2 photos from the same location, one with the subject in front of a green screen and the other one with background only. Then put them together in photoshop/premiere and blur parts the background.

  • Coyote
    Coyote 3 months ago

    What's interesting is that a lot of third-party developers are utilizing this dual-aperture technology a lot better than the native apps do. For iPhone X for instance there's an app called "Focos" which gives you an absolute crapload more control over how the focus works, what the bokeh looks like, how far it covers - you can even edit the depth data. There's a bunch of apps like this which really add a lot to the process.

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    This is the first time I’ve ever seen your channel. When you started talking I went like πŸ˜‚πŸ˜± lol I thought your voice was gonna be deep, but I love your voice 😍😍❀️

  • Firework technology
    Firework technology 4 months ago +2

    Pixel 2 is better than all

  • Dj Niya
    Dj Niya 4 months ago

    pixel 2 is a beast !

  • Daniel Rangelov
    Daniel Rangelov 4 months ago


  • Johno
    Johno 4 months ago

    Smartphone camera can't replace a full DSLR. Atleast not for now

  • Mammolo Gaming
    Mammolo Gaming 4 months ago

    only a $9000 camera

  • Zach Davis
    Zach Davis 4 months ago

    I hate Mobile Legends ads. Get it out. Please.

  • Funmbi
    Funmbi 4 months ago

    Pixel 2 for best IMO

  • Apple China
    Apple China 4 months ago

    You like mocking Apple

  • Mp_20
    Mp_20 4 months ago

    Photos from the note looked poor. Also we see in 2d not 3d.

  • TheLifeOfNekaybaw
    TheLifeOfNekaybaw 4 months ago

    i’m really looking at this nigga like: damn. he’s a BIG ass nerd about phones, he’s smart as hell & i actually love it. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ’›

  • Benjamin Davis
    Benjamin Davis 4 months ago

    Did anyone else think that the pixel 2 produced a lot better photos than all of the others including the camera?

  • Jonas Marco
    Jonas Marco 4 months ago

    That's enough, enough! The best solution is called Photoshop :)

  • Amrit Palsingh
    Amrit Palsingh 5 months ago

    Iphone x is very good

  • insolent child69
    insolent child69 5 months ago

    10 thousand dollars?!

  • the gamer
    the gamer 5 months ago

    Damn it.. I love your voice...

  • Average Gamer
    Average Gamer 5 months ago

    Hassleblad cameras are like Β£15,000 though

  • Josh Tayo
    Josh Tayo 5 months ago

    Pixel 2 is hard

  • daktadre
    daktadre 5 months ago

    Actually HTC came out with the depth effect dual camera first.

  • Dishant Vaghela
    Dishant Vaghela 5 months ago

    We can't take portrait selfie on iphone 7 plus

  • MemeDream
    MemeDream 5 months ago

    Pixel2 doesnt have two cameras and then has the best smartphone camera ever

  • Proloy Bala
    Proloy Bala 5 months ago

    If the manual focus works with single camera then why cant the portrait mode work with single cameras ?

  • valpo cambz Luritze
    valpo cambz Luritze 5 months ago

    Pixel 2 does a great job other than note 8 and iphone 10

  • gustavo amaya
    gustavo amaya 6 months ago

    Is this video dubbed?

  • s,subbiramanian sivakumar

    Mr mkbhd can you tell me what selfie stick you use

  • Maurizio Cattaneo
    Maurizio Cattaneo 6 months ago

    wow this video is SO WELL DONE ! thanks

  • scaho
    scaho 6 months ago

    7:76 wtf was that weird frame at

  • Mr. M
    Mr. M 6 months ago +1

    I am really amazed by the portraits my OP5T shots. I would like to compare with a Pixel 2 or the P20 Pro because I think the 5T's potraits is just stunning.

  • William Miles La Mont
    William Miles La Mont 6 months ago

    I sure hope someone from Olympus or Fujifilm watch this - the tech is there, they could just include some of it into the camera, and suddenly they'd be major players in the market, as they should be. Sharing and social media apps, basic editing tools to make jpg proof-sheets and other things are simply missing from real cameras, and I don't think there's any excuse.

  • Arjun Saradava
    Arjun Saradava 6 months ago +3

    Very Informative videoπŸ‘πŸ‘.....One day Smartphone will Reach to its Highest limits if Limits are there

  • Monik Phan
    Monik Phan 6 months ago

    Thank you for this explanation! I learned a lot from this!

  • Harjot Singh
    Harjot Singh 6 months ago

    Hello mr. Please give me your whatsapp no. Pleasr

  • rashawn kassen
    rashawn kassen 6 months ago

    When you have a 8.5 thousand euro cam just lying around

  • DJR
    DJR 6 months ago

    There's no substitute for a fast lens...Edge detection is cheesy af

  • Krahmad X
    Krahmad X 6 months ago

    This video should be played in classes.

  • Archit Bhatia
    Archit Bhatia 6 months ago +6

    After the success of pixel 2 xl google should build a dslrπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • aamir maqbool001
    aamir maqbool001 6 months ago

    S8 has a good selective focus mode

  • Leo Mararac
    Leo Mararac 6 months ago

    So you’re comparing a $9000 camera that does nothing else but take pictures and a $1000 phone that does everything including take wonderful pics that are almost comparable to that expensive camera. Hmmm....

  • Crazy Jain
    Crazy Jain 6 months ago

    So useful! Love it

  • dhruv bharadva
    dhruv bharadva 7 months ago

    for me x is better

  • Dhofar sam
    Dhofar sam 7 months ago

    Note 8 is too bright among the bunch

  • TSM Daikin
    TSM Daikin 7 months ago

    Marques Brownlee

  • TSM Daikin
    TSM Daikin 7 months ago

    Marques Brownlee

  • TSM Daikin
    TSM Daikin 7 months ago

    Marques Brownlee

  • B. boy
    B. boy 7 months ago

    We arent fool .. i love samsung more than anything else.

    DT TECH UPDATES 7 months ago

    Hey I wanna achieve that voice
    How you did it
    Plz tell me 😍😍😍🀘🀘