How to shoot 4K video with 60fps on the iPhone 8/Plus and iPhone X

Apple has significantly upgraded the cameras of the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, compared to last year's iPhone 7 series. New, larger sensor takes in 83% more light than the kit on the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus. A dedicated ISP, and Apple's new A11 Bionic processor with custom-made GPU, make possible real-time image and light processing, but the biggest upgrade seems to be in video capture. 

The iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X are able to record 4K videos with smooth 60fps, and 1080p slow-mo footage with 240fps, which should turn out some incredible results, making the new iPhones an indispensable video cam you will always have on you. How can you take advantage of the new 4K 60fps mode on your shiny iPhone 8

Well, as usual, you go to Settings>Camera, and pick what video mode you would like to shoot with. Have in mind, however, that 4K 60fps video will take the hefty 400 MB of your storage per minute recorded, even in the new high-efficiency video standard that Apple introduced to its iPhone portfolio.

Related phones

iPhone 8
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1334 x 750 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    7 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A11 Bionic, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1821 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x
iPhone X
  • Display 5.8 inches
    2436 x 1125 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    7 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A11 Bionic, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2716 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x



10. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1382; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Cool feature and all props to Apple for this.


Posts: 63; Member since: Oct 11, 2016

Next article for you Daniel '' How to point your new iphone 8 to a person in front of you and take a pic'' or '' How to use your new iphone 8 if you are brain damaged'' Seriously the stupidity in your recent articles has peaked m8

5. Avieshek unregistered

Next: 8K

6. TypicalGeek

Posts: 220; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

I'm more for 4K at 120fps. It would be epic.

8. tyrone123

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

epic would be the burn of his hand

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5825; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Apple really need to integrate this into the camera app In Google's its literally one tap to switch between 30 fps to 60 fps I use 60 fps when there's lots of light and 30 fps in low light

1. tyrone123

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

iPhone 8 have 4k display? 60 min x 400 mb = 24 gb !!!

2. TypicalGeek

Posts: 220; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

I don't think it matters if iPhone has 4K display. If you're shooting 4K at 60fps, you better have video editing software to utilize those.

3. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Well? You *did* say you wanted your footage to be epic!

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