New height of mobile phone photography, measured by Huawei Mate 20 Pro camera

With the strong performance of the P20 Pro in the first half of the year, what kind of height can the Huawei Mate 20 Pro take? This should be the most concerned issue for everyone.

From the hardware point of view, Huawei Mate 20 Pro basically continues the P20 Pro configuration, is still a combination of three cameras, matrix arrangement. With this design, pay tribute to Porsche classic four-eye headlights on the one hand, more importantly This layout will better reduce the difference in viewing angle between the lenses. For zooming, ISP processing is more friendly.

Back to the specific parameters of the camera, the main photo of Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a 40-megapixel camera, f/1.8 large aperture, using 1/1.7-inch Sony IMX600 sensor, equivalent focal length 27mm; telephoto sub-photo is also retained The same 8-megapixel camera, f/2.4 aperture, equivalent focal length 80mm, supports OIS.

As for the 20 megapixel black and white camera on the P20 Pro, the Mate 20 Pro is replaced by a 20 megapixel color super wide-angle camera, f/2.2 aperture, 16mm equivalent focal length.

Starting from Huawei P9, the black and white camera has always been the standard for Huawei's flagship series, which is used to capture more light and dark and detailed information, assisting the main camera. But with the addition of the outsole photosensitive element and the introduction of the AI ​​algorithm, this black and white The role of the camera has been significantly weakened. In contrast, consumers expect more rich focal lengths to accommodate more shooting scenes, so Mate 20 Pro changed the original 20 megapixel black and white camera to the current 20 megapixel color super wide-angle camera. .

And this camera name is super wide-angle, but the effect is far more than just wide.

Equivalent 16mm lens, wide-angle macro

Ultra-wide-angle lenses have precedents in the field of mobile phone photography, but most of them use the principle of 'super focus' to lock the focus point at infinity, so that the scene after a certain distance can be clearly imaged, thus eliminating the need for autofocus. The module (the point-and-shoot camera does not need to focus directly to take pictures, the same principle is used). After all, in the common user's perception, the role of the wide-angle lens is to 'shoot distant scenery', and the hyperfocal scheme skillfully caters to this demand, cost low.

However, Huawei obviously wants more. It has added an autofocus module to this equivalent 16mm lens. Recently, it supports 2.5cm focusing. Based on the original super wide angle, the super macro function has been developed.

From the actual effect, the equivalent 16mm lens can be expressed in a relatively wide space in a narrow space, with a strong picture tension, suitable for shooting landscapes, buildings and other large scenes.

Super macro is a somewhat subversive function of cognition. Under this lens, the details of far more than the naked eye are presented one by one, such as the wing pattern of insects, a slender flower, and the level of detail is embarrassing. Tong. You will love it for the first time, and you can shoot for a long time in the renminbi, because the details are too rich.

Leica three shots, the strongest lossless zoom

Based on three cameras of different specifications, Huawei Mate 20 Pro supports 3x optical zoom and 5x hybrid zoom, where optical zoom is based on the 8 megapixel telephoto lens, while hybrid zoom is based on high pixel Cut and algorithm support, both can provide rich details, and give the creator a richer choice in composition.

Since the telephoto is more sensitive to jitter, the Mate 20 Pro is equipped with OIS optical image stabilization on a 3x telephoto lens. As for the 5x blending, the user needs to maintain the hand posture for a short time to enhance the picture. Detailed performance.

In this set of proofs, Mate 20 Pro still has fine picture quality under the 5x hybrid zoom, the text on the brand is clearly visible, far beyond the digital zoom quality of ordinary mobile phones.

Optimize the super night scene, the color details are more harmonious

Super Night Scene is the most amazing function on the P20 Pro. Its essence is to continuously take multiple photos with different exposure parameters, and then align and align the objects in the AI ​​algorithm to offset the image shift caused by jitter during shooting. , and then stack a clear, clean, and high dynamic range night view.

On the Mate 20 Pro, this feature is further optimized, and all three cameras are supported. Compared to the P20 Pro, the image distortion caused by excessive sharpening at the beginning, the distortion problem has been improved. And because the main camera IMX600 itself' At the bottom of the big one's advantage, Mate 20 Pro's night shot color, detail and tolerance are definitely the current top level.

AI blessing, art shooting is easier

Huawei Mate 20 Pro supports AI scene recognition, which can instantly identify the main body of the picture, and make targeted styles and parameter settings during imaging to improve the final filming effect. For example, when shooting blue sky, the camera will adjust the saturation of blue. Degree, to reflect the sense of comfort; when shooting food, the camera will focus on the saturation of the color to reflect the delicious food; when shooting night scenes, the camera will turn on the super night mode, brighten the noise reduction.

It can be said that with the help of AI, Mate 20 Pro further reduces the threshold for mass shooting, such as the following samples.

At the same time, based on the improvement of the computing power of the dual-core NPU, Mate 20 Pro can realize the span of static recognition to dynamic recognition, and can recognize the dynamic human body in real time. Therefore, Mate 20 Pro has added AI portrait. The color retention function can recognize the portrait in real time when shooting a movie, and only retain the portrait color in the video, and the background is uniformly rendered in black and white to capture a very stylish video.

At the same time, Mate 20 Pro also supports AI video editing function, users can intelligently search for protagonists in the captured movies, perform smart editing, generate new protagonist story videos, and tailor large movies for the people concerned, absolutely social circles. Set praise tool.

To sum up, the Mate 20 Pro's imaging has been further improved on the basis of the P20 Pro. The focal length coverage is wider, and the multi-scene response is free. The performance on the macro is amazing, representing the strongest mobile phone camera strength.