How the Huawei P30 Pro is Rewriting Photography in Smartphones
If you're looking for a smartphone with a great camera, then the Huawei P30 Pro is your best option right now. With its four cameras, you can shoot landscapes and group shots in wide-angle, take night shots without the use of a tripod, and you can even take a photo of the moon with up to 50X zoom. And that’s not all the phone has to offer, let’s dive deeper into the camera features of the P30 Pro.
Leica Quad Camera
The Leica Quad Camera is the system that is responsible for all the imaging capabilities of the Huawei P30 Pro. It features a 40MP primary camera with the Huawei SuperSpectrum Sensor, a 20MP ultra-wide-angle camera, an 8MP telephoto camera fitted with a SuperZoom Lens, and ToF (Time of Flight) Camera.
The four lenses perform differently from each other but often work in tandem to provide users the versatility and advantage required when shooting different subjects. The ToF camera, with the help of Super Portrait Mode, allows the P30 Pro to capture portraits with blurred backgrounds with such accuracy that it can clearly segment even a strand of hair—it’s like taking a photo with a professional camera with your very own smartphone.
The ultra-wide-angle camera, on the other hand, aside from being the ideal lens to shoot architecture and landscapes, can also be used for macro shots on subjects as close as 2.5-centimeters away—this makes the P30 Pro’s camera more efficient and innovative compared to any other smartphone’s camera.
The P30 Pro’s camera can cater to most, if not all, of what you’re looking for in a phone camera. Whether you want a regular high-resolution photo, or a high-quality portrait with creamy backgrounds, from wide-view landscapes, to close macro shots or being able to zoom in to the moon, the P30 Pro has the most advanced camera that is specifically designed for those needs.
Extreme Low Light Performance
The 1/1.7-inch Huawei SuperSpectrum Sensor featured on both the P30 and P30 Pro uses a new RYYB color array filter. It replaces the green pixels on traditional RGGB sensors and uses yellow pixels to let the sensor take in both green and red light on the visible spectrum. The result is a massive 40% boost in the overall light intake.
The P30 Pro's main camera also has a wide aperture of F1.6 and a maximum ISO of 409,600 for better light gathering and sensitivity. Add to that its stabilization technology and you can expect the most impressive low light performance that we’ve seen in any phone camera. Even in Auto mode, the P30 Pro definitely does justice to nighttime photos.
Huawei AIS + Dual OIS
Speaking of stabilization, the P30 Pro also features the Dual-Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) with both the main and telephoto cameras optically stabilized. It also works with Huawei's AI Image Stabilization (AIS), so Night shots or zoomed-in photos come out clearer and blur-free without having to use a tripod.
HDR is no longer new in smartphone photography but the P30 Pro takes it to a whole new level with the AI HDR+. The P30 Pro's AI superimposes several frames taken at different exposures to brighten the image. This results in an image that is finely tuned with a surreal dynamic range but looks natural as well.
What probably set the P30 Pro apart from other flagship smartphones is its extreme zoom capabilities. The P30 Pro's SuperZoom lens uses a periscope design, in which light is bent at a right angle via a prism before hitting the elements and sensor. It supports 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom, and 50x digital zoom. Combine these capabilities with the Dual OIS and AIS and you can take the clearest of photos of objects that are hundreds of meters away.
And that sums up the top camera features of the Huawei P30 Pro. If you have a favorite feature, let us know in the comments below.