Huawei Mate 20 Pro camera samples: testing out the new triple camera
The weather in London didn't cooperate, but we still managed to shoot some camera samples with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro in better light than we had at last night's event. The phone has three cameras and they offer a lot of versatility, regardless of whether or not you want to call it 5x zoom.
So, let's see how close you can get to a subject. We start with the main camera - the 27mm in 10MP mode. Then onto the 80mm 8MP telephoto camera (which is a 3x zoom over the main cam). The third shot uses the 135mm hybrid zoom (a digital zoom that combines data from those two cameras).
Note: the focal lengths are in 35mm equivalent.
Here's the same progression, but this time tracking a living, moving subject.
And while we're photographing the local wildlife, here's a quick shot with the 16mm camera - the widest camera on the Mate 20 Pro. This camera also handles macros, allowing you to get right up to your subject - it can shoot at 2.5cm / 1in (obviously, we didn't get that close in this occasion).
We also tried the 16mm camera indoors. It has plenty of resolution (20MP) and captures more of the scene - when shooting indoors, you don't always have much room to step back and fit everything into the frame. Still, the images are not as sharp as the 27mm camera, even in 10MP mode.
Besides having the largest sensor, the 27mm camera also has the brightest aperture - f/1.8. That makes it the best option for night time photography. Here's a quick shot.
Finally, here are a few more photos from around town. They were shot with the 27mm main camera.
As a quick reminder, the Huawei Mate 20 X carries the same camera as the Mate 20 Pro, making it an alluring alternative to the vanilla Mate 20 (which has a different triple camera setup). Chances are that one won't be available in the West, however, so the Pro might be your only access to Huawei and Leica's top mobile camera.