Huawei P40 Pro's periscope telephoto camera to have 10x optical zoom

20 December 2019
The P40, on the other hand, will have to settle for 5x.

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Mike, 21 Dec 20198K is nothing but bragging right. Today's phones can't even... moreI will tell you 4K looks better than fullHD, its because its closer to reality. I seen the 8K content, even if it wont be so fluid and sharp as pro cameras, it will still look awesome. The same as with s slo mo, you will be happy even with 0.1 sec, just for having it.

YUKI93, 21 Dec 20195x is so last year? Some new phones released still stuck at... moreSome may have missed it, but next gen of those wont stay at 5x it seems, mon shot is popular so is 30x, thats why its in camera ui.

EPIC:When samsung revolutionary sries s11 is using Old P30's 5X optical zoom huawei is ahead of them with 10X optical zoom....Yeh

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Mike, 21 Dec 20198K is nothing but bragging right. Today's phones can't even... moreStable 4k 60fps easily done one flagships costing 400$ and above.
No low bitrate, no heating issues(especially on phones with built in cooling system)

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WazzaG, 21 Dec 2019You mean which. The other is someone who performs spells an... moreThanks for the correction :)

AnonD-901275, 21 Dec 2019From witch site you have copied the text? Or you are realy... moreYou mean which. The other is someone who performs spells and magic.

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Shui8, 21 Dec 2019Did u know eventhough its a 8mp lens, it spits out 10mp to ... moreThere is no AI, it's just usual image blow up using Lanczos interpolation for image scaling or something based off many other algorithms. Real deal professional applications apply some vector tracing to define edges for better quality and more extreme scales. It can go really far.

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vrvly, 21 Dec 2019Because 5x zoom is so last year. Obviously its probably one... more8K is nothing but bragging right. Today's phones can't even record 4K properly at some decent bit-rate without dropping frames, heating issues and what not.

Swm1, 21 Dec 2019This confirms to me that the S11+ will be better. Firstly i... moreDid u know eventhough its a 8mp lens, it spits out 10mp to match the res on the main lens, since P20 Pro. On vanilla version it spits out 12mp eventhough comes from 8mp as well. Theres little to no digitally look at all at the optimal zoom, because its AI doing a clever job.

And at the moment, only Huawei are on the top quality & range in terms of zooming image. Next S11 looks interesting as well.

Anonymous, 21 Dec 2019According to Kuo, the field of view of the 8 megapixel peri... moreWhy bother comparing it to 12.2MP 27mm camera? Huawei haven't used that resolution for a while and won't use it on P40 anyway.

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Anonymous, 21 Dec 2019According to Kuo, the field of view of the 8 megapixel peri... moreFrom witch site you have copied the text?
Or you are realy that educated?
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Swm1, 21 Dec 2019This confirms to me that the S11+ will be better. Firstly i... more"the S11+ will still produce 12mp detail"
Not so fast. First of all you can't simply crop in 2x and produce a 12MP photo from Quad Bayer 48MP sensor, there would be a lot of artifacts from array conversion which would make the final image look a lot worse than a native 10x 8MP one at pixel level.
Second, both companies might put another telephoto lens to let it do its job at medium zoom range, so at this point you can't judge which phone will feature overall more useful zoom camera over the other.

Swm1, 21 Dec 2019This confirms to me that the S11+ will be better. Firstly i... moreI KNOW RIGHT? Anyway it's a better phone all the way with Google services, sd865 and even exynos 990 is better than kirin 990 so yeah I'd take the s11 anyday

This confirms to me that the S11+ will be better. Firstly it will have better photos with it's 48mp 5x optical all the way from 2x zoom upwards. At 10x optical/digital hybrid, the S11+ will still produce 12mp detail. Better than the P40 pro!
8mp is crap for 10x optical. And the best and most zoome used zoom is between 2 and 5 anyway lol

This is exactly what i was hoping for. 10x optical zoom is the ideal amount of long-distance zoom for a smartphone. Obviously it is too much for medium-distance, so let' hope they add a separate 3x zoom sensor for that. It would be the perfect camera setup, really.

Also, 8MP is fine. P30 Pro's 8MP 5x telephoto camera has proven to be the best among the competitors. I am not concerned about that.

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Jake420, 21 Dec 2019Idk how to feel about 10× optical zoom with 8mp resolutionWell, the 8MP 5x zoom camera on the P30 pro is really good. The only problem is in the dark (due to f3.4 aperture).

I'm afraid about the zooming between 1x and 10x, though. It can be partially solved by adding a 3x zoom lens, so I hope Huawei will do that.

Jake420, 21 Dec 2019Idk how to feel about 10× optical zoom with 8mp resolutionI agree with you. When Samsung put the 10x optical zoom on the Galaxy K zoom, they settled it with a 20.7MP 1/2.3" lens. 10x optical zoom from an 8MP lens does worry me a little about the photo quality if the sensor size still remains at 1/4" like in the P30 Pro.

Idk how to feel about 10× optical zoom with 8mp resolution

vrvly, 21 Dec 2019Because 5x zoom is so last year. Obviously its probably one... more5x is so last year? Some new phones released still stuck at 2x. This year, I only see Huawei, OnePlus, ZTE, and Motorola giving 3x.

I do agree about the jack, but that seems unlikely since Huawei already started ditching it with the P20 Pro.

Because 5x zoom is so last year. Obviously its probably one of many - not obvious - new features, unlike 8K and such, which you can guess based on chip specs.
There is one old feature I would still welcome though - jack.