Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro tops DxOMark camera chart

05 November 2019
The phone’s camera scores 121 and matches the Huawei Mate 30 Pro.

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  • Anonymous

Marco M, 05 Nov 2019Right, the pixel 4 who didn't even allow studio comparisons here... moreErrr Mate 30 Pro zoom lens downgrade from P30 Pro that has 125mm lenght.

Nevertheless, the image quality looks quite natural, not heavily processed (except maybe a bit on foliage rendition) surprisingly its from a china phone.

Just ditch those low res macro lens, using ultra wide angle as macro is way way better (Mate 20, P30, Oneplus 7t).

But yeah, as always, DxO explanation on its pros & cons is spot on from what my eyes sees. The final score number is just bragging rights.

Josephnero, 05 Nov 2019Well buy Note 8 pro with 64 sammy cam and Mi9t with 48 sony and ... moreHow about you show me the results yourself if you have those devices in your hand already? I'm the one who's asking for the proof here.

  • Anonymous

Marco M, 05 Nov 2019They also have OIS on the "main" Zoom lens, the 5X optical zoom ... moreWhen are they going to to implement a proper flagship which has it all. I hate them for this.

Nick Tagataka, 05 Nov 2019"Sony sensors are superior to samsung so mi10 or K30 pro will be... moreWell buy Note 8 pro with 64 sammy cam and Mi9t with 48 sony and try for your self. Use open camera to take raw

Nick Tagataka, 05 Nov 2019I just realised that this phone has a OIS on its MAIN camera. Se... moreThey also have OIS on the "main" Zoom lens, the 5X optical zoom one. I'm so happy about that.

I just hope this camera setup gets transferred to a flagship model without notch and without curved edges on the screen.

Anonymous, 05 Nov 2019The night shots on this phone have zero details. The daylight sh... moreRight, the pixel 4 who didn't even allow studio comparisons here at gsmarena. iphone 11 pro still with very noticeable noise and loss of color in low light, though much better than previously. Still not up there among the best.

Both Google and Apple uses old and tiny 1/2.55" sensors, and the iphone is also limited by its max aperture of f/1.8. Hopefully they will bring their die hard fans modern hardware next year.

Just in case you didn't realize it yet, this phone's biggest sensor is nearly four times larger than the ones in pixel and iphone. Each pixel in its 27MP mode is larger (1.6µm) than iphone and pixel's 1.4µm in only 12MP.

No to mention that massive 93mm equivalent zoom lens. So neither the iphone nor the pixel can take anywhere close to the same zoom shots, it will just be some pixelated mess. Even the, until now, zoom king Mate 30 Pro is beaten in that area.

On the main camera you get so much more details with this camera than iphone and pixels. It really isn't fair comparing late 2019 (mainstream 2020) HW with 2017 HW, but that's not Xiaomi's fault. Blame apple and google for being so cheap with their users.

I just examined the images, and I'm not impressed. The images are soft and resolved detail is less than what you would expect out of a 27MP image. Also, foliage rendition is mediocre at best.

But since this phone is a midranger, I'll give it a thumbs up anyway. That is not to say I agree with Dxomark's BS.

A midrange gets the top spot, nice work Xiaomi.

I just realised that this phone has a OIS on its MAIN camera. Seriously, that's a huge wow factor for me. I wish it had one for its 2x telephoto lens as well, but if you consider the price of this phone the camera specs are absolutely impressive.
The actual image quality seems to be very good as well, better than I thought, though it's clear that they needed to make a compromise in lens quality to fit such a large sensor and OIS into this relatively thin body. Corner to corner sharpness isn't excellent, but again, for the price you can't really complain.

Overall very solid performance by Xiaomi, but the best thing about this phone is that it uses Snapdragon SoC, which means you can use gcam on it. In that case Pixel 4 simply won't stand a chance due to the sensor size difference being way too large for any image processing to overcome.

Is this just Samsung showing to Huawei that we do offer better cameras than you,so just watch Huawei come back with a much better camera in 2020,Samsung always seem to advertise the products the wrong way,then the others improve there products and Samsung then seem to lose out

Anonymous, 05 Nov 2019How do you know that this phone has a bad camera?Because that user always posts crap about Xiaomi. Generally speaking non of it is worth taking seriously. Anyone here can go to dxomark and check the results and comparisons. This phone takes great photos, and video.

  • Anonymous

Love the Community, 05 Nov 2019Why Apple? That's where some of the Nokia camera engineers (N8, ... moreAnd some work at Huawei, others at Samsung other somewhere else.

  • pajson89

Nick Tagataka, 05 Nov 2019To be fair iPhone 11 Pro's night mode is slightly ahead of Pixel... morebetter than mate30pro LOL nice joke

  • Anonymous

Nick Tagataka, 05 Nov 2019To be fair iPhone 11 Pro's night mode is slightly ahead of Pixel... moreIt's slightly ahead for landscapes but when shooting people in low light Pixel 4 is much better. Wins in almost every case.

Love the Community, 05 Nov 2019Why Apple? That's where some of the Nokia camera engineers (N8, ... moreThey haven't done a good job then. With the pureview at least they had class leading sensors to work with. Iphone have had the same mainstream sensors by Sony, but less impressive software than its competitors. Stay tuned for the 11 Pro's results on dxomark on the 7th :-)

  • Anonymous

AnonD-794992, 05 Nov 2019After this score i think DxOmark is total bs. I never believed... moreHow do you know that this phone has a bad camera?

Nick Tagataka, 05 Nov 2019To be fair iPhone 11 Pro's night mode is slightly ahead of Pixel... moreThe results of the 11 Pro will be posted on the 7th on dxomark, I'm looking forward to it.

I hope you realize you still have to have a steady hand on the 11 Pro for night shots, it's just that you have to hold it steady before, rather than after, the shot is taken.

AnonD-794992, 05 Nov 2019After this score i think DxOmark is total bs. I never believed... moreHow about looking that the results instead.

No matter which camp one is fanboy in, most people agree that the Hauwei flagships take the best shots.

Xiaomi
https://cdn.dxomark.com/wp-content/uploads/media­s/post-37453/Indoor_LR_XiaomiCC9.jpg

Huawei
https://cdn.dxomark.com/wp-content/uploads/media­s/post-37453/Indoor_LR_Mate30Pro.jpg

You don't even have to look at the main subject, the wacth. Just look at the "petals" and grapes on the sides. They are mushy on the Huawei and clear on the Xiaomi.

There is so much more details in the shots on the Xiaomi.

The Louvre night shots are the same, and so is that other daylight outside that ceramique museum. In full size you dont' get the same level og details and there are loads of jaggies on the Huawei.

Xiaomi still has things to improve, like blown out skies, focus etc, but generally speaking there isn't anything unjustified here. Well apart from the false accusations from Berserkers like you.

LoeWnn, 05 Nov 2019Top camera? It has 5 camera's, and 108mp one.. But is it top? ... moreThen you clearly didn't read the review because they only tested four of its cameras. They do not have a testing procedure for macro cameras.

Your Pixel's camera setup is quite limited compared to this device.

Pixel 4 was a disappointment, as they are still milking that tiny 1/2.55" sensor.

  • AnonD-794992

After this score i think DxOmark is total bs.
I never believed in paying for a higher score, but now?
Definitely not legit anymore.