All You Need to Know About The Huawei P30 Proâ€™s Quad Cameras
Announced at an event in Paris, the much-anticipated flagship smartphone from Huawei is now official. The Huawei P30 and P30 Pro are the Chinese companyâ€™s latest endeavors to present users with not just best-in-class performance, but also the most advanced photography experience on a smartphone.
So, without talking too much, hereâ€™s everything you should know about the Huawei P30 Proâ€™s quad-camera module:
Huawei P30 Pro Camera Specs
The Huawei P30 Pro comes with aÂ Leica-branded quad-camera module on the rear, with a primary 40 MP (f/1.6) SuperSpectrum sensor,Â a 20 MPÂ ultra-wide angle camera, anÂ 8MP telephoto camera (which is the most notable upgrade, as youâ€™ll see), and finally a Huawei-made Time-of-Flight (TOF) sensor. Thereâ€™s aÂ 32MP selfie cameraÂ in tow as well.
The company has placed the three cameras in a vertical module on the rear, with the LED flash, flicker and color temperature sensors, and the TOF sensor sitting to the right of the same. Before we move on and learn what each sensor will be used for, letâ€™s check out the module right here:
40MP SuperSpectrum Sensor
Starting off with the primary SuperSpectrum sensor, Huawei has upgraded the traditional RGBG Bayer filter by swapping out the green pixels with â€˜superiorâ€™ yellow pixels. This has means you getÂ an RYYB sensor, which Huawei says can yield aÂ maximum ISO rating of up to 409,600 on the P30 Pro.
RYYB sensor takes in 40% more light than the traditional RGBÂ sensors
8MP Telephoto, 10X Hybrid Zoom
The highlight of the quad-camera module on the Huawei P30 Pro is the telephoto camera because it isnâ€™t a standard sensor but instead, comes withÂ a prism element integrated into it to give users a periscope module. This enables the light entering the sensor to bend at a right angle in order to maximize the focal length, without increasing the camera height or disrupting the design.
This has been termed as the SuperZoom lens by Huawei and itâ€™s capable of high-fidelityÂ magnification up to 5 timesÂ optical zoom, 10 times hybrid zoom, andÂ 50 times digital zoom. Itâ€™s mind-boggling how the Chinese giant has achieved this feat but weâ€™ll have to wait for a hands-on with the device to see how this feature performs.
This sensor also packs OIS, so you have dual-OIS aboard the Huawei P30 Pro, which is certainly going to be handy for handheld night shots.
Time-of-Flight (TOF) Camera
The time-of-flight (TOF) camera has found its way into several modern smartphones, of recent. Even though a lot of you may not see any purpose in this sensor, but itâ€™s usually utilized to capture depth information and itâ€™s being used on Huawei P30 Pro here for the same.
The depth map, with precisely accurate image segmentation and distance measurement, enables multiple levels of bokeh that you will be able to adjust on the device. This sensor will also come handy in facilitating future mobile AR developments, but solely on the P30 Pro as itâ€™s missing from the P30.
Huawei P30 Pro: Photo and Video Features
The P30 Pro comes packed with AI and HDR+ technology, using which you can capture â€œSuper Portrait Modeâ€ photos with immense details â€“ down to the strands of hair on the subjectâ€™s face.
All of these camera sensors enable a myriad of camera features on the P30 Pro, but the one that stands out to me is the Dual-View mode. Huawei is pushing its dual-NPU to its limits by using two of the rear cameras on board to record videos simultaneously. Yeah, your Huawei P30 Pro will be able to capture an ultra-wide angle and a zoomed video at exactly the same time â€“ with both feeds showing up on the screen.
Thereâ€™s definitely a lot more to come about the P30 Proâ€™s cameras and we will bring you our first impressions as soon as possible. Stay tuned to TellForce Blog for more on the Huawei P30 Pro.