As the number of competition has increased between the OEMs, most of the manufacturers are more focused on a certain aspect of design or innovation. Likewise is with Huawei, the recently launched premium device from the company Huawei is the more camera-centric phone, with innovative periscope camera with up to 50x zoom. So, Huawei P30 Pro Camera: Best in the Market?
Talking about the Huawei P30 Pro, the camera system is the talking point. In fact, the P30 Pro has an even better camera system than the company’s own Mate 20 Pro. With a super high-resolution 40MP standard lens, a wide-angle lens, and innovatively engineered 5x optical telephoto lens, the device is once the best flagship on the market. So, let’s talk intensively about the device.
Huawei P30 Pro camera specs
Let’s start with the basic specification of the camera system on the P30 Pro.
- 40MP main (27mm) camera
- f/1.6 aperture
- 1/1.7 inch sensor
- 20MP wide (16mm) camera
- f/2.2 aperture
- 1/2.7 inch sensor
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 8MP 5x optical telephoto (125mm) camera
- f/3.4 aperture
- 1/4 inch sensor
- Optical Image Stabilization
- TOF 3D camera
- Dual LED flash
- Phase-detection autofocus
- Video: 4K, 1080p, 720p
- Features: Aperture mode, Night mode, Portrait mode, Pro mode, AI filters, slow-mo, panorama, time-lapse, stickers, 5x optical telephoto zoom, 10x AI zoom, 50x zoom
- 32MP camera
- f/2.0 aperture
- Video: 1080p, 720p
- Features: Portrait mode, Aperture mode, Night mode, Auto-HDR, Sticker, AI beautification, filters
The Huawei P30 Pro arranged three main cameras on the rear, with the 40-MP sensor with f/1.6 aperture and 27mm focal length being the main lens. The main camera is also among the innovative feature on the camera technology, with industry-first RYYG (red, yellow, yellow, green) instead of the industry standard RGB. As per the company, RYYG sensor can absorb more light, with those yellow portions bringing in greens as well as extra reds. This technology is supposed to enable better photos even in poor lighting conditions.
RYYG sensor can absorb more light, with those yellow portions bringing in greens as well as extra reds
The other lenses on the camera system are an ultra-wide 20 MP f/2.2 lens and an innovative 8MP telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom capabilities. With all the three lenses combine the sensor can offer 10X hybrid zoom and whooping 50x digital zoom. The zoom is by far the best amount any other device on the market.
All the premium devices on the market are more focused on the camera, there isn’t much difference on the images, but the with the new hybrid zoom the details are better even when cropped in. The 5x option is the most useful zoom mode since this is effectively a 125mm lens that’s been stuffed into the P30 Pro’s body using some very clever periscope-style folded optics. And the pictures are sharp. And the 50x digital is innovative but at this level of zoom, it becomes quite difficult to effectively steady the phone enough to capture a good picture. Therefore, tripods can be used to get the best shots.
DxOMark gave the P30 Pro a photo score of 119 and a video score of 97.
The camera system is one other highest rated smartphone camera according to the DxOMark. DxOMark gave the P30 Pro a photo score of 119 and a video score of 97, resulting in an overall score of 112 — making it the highest-rated phone camera DxOMark has tested to-date.
That’s not all the device is fitted with the fourth camera on the rear, a time-of-flight – or ToF – a sensor that sits just beneath the flash module. While this is still fairly new tech, A ToF sensor allows far more accurate 3D mapping of a scene, and Huawei has built it into the Portrait mode on the P30 Pro. Portrait shots were taken with this device display a nice level of blur, and it does a decent job at cutting around tough bits such as beards and glasses.
With all the three lenses combine the sensor can offer 10X hybrid zoom and whooping 50x digital zoom
A 32-MP selfie camera is placed on the tiny dewdrop notch around the front of the device. This, too, benefits from HDR and super low-light modes. The pictures taken from front shooter are high in detail but don’t seem over sharpened. Dynamic range is good and doesn’t feel over processed.
Video shot on P30 Pro is improved over the P20 Pro. There’s much better stabilization and it managed to keep footage very smooth with a combination of OIS and EIS and feels smoother. Exposure and color are great in the video as well. The device can shoot videos to 60fps with 4k resolution.
Nevertheless, this is easily one of the best smartphone cameras we’ve ever seen. It’s versatile in function and reliably provides excellent shots in tough conditions.