ChuckTa

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photogeek: In 10 years the entire back of the phone will be covered in crappy cameras. Anything to win the spec sheet war.

I know the lens is not made by Leica, but there were design involved from both parties.
They have a R&D center in Germany
https://en.leica-camera.com/Company/Press-Centre/Press-Releases/Press-Releases-2016/Press-Release-Leica-Camera-and-HUAWEI-Establish-New-R-D-Center
https://www.digitalrev.com/article/huawei-and-leica-will-open-a-joint-r-and-d-centre-in-germany

Link | Posted on May 14, 2018 at 12:50 UTC
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photogeek: In 10 years the entire back of the phone will be covered in crappy cameras. Anything to win the spec sheet war.

U should at least do a fact check b4 posting such a remark. I am just a photography enthusiast who is currently using a Samsung S7 and owns several camera such a Fuji xt20, Samsung NX500, Sony A7... etc.
But I admit I am bias toward the Huawei P20 Pro because it will be my next camera ... I mean phone :-)

PS. unless u believe the Huawei is advance enough to produce such a camera system. But for me, I believe Leica have done most of the work.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2018 at 04:23 UTC
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photogeek: In 10 years the entire back of the phone will be covered in crappy cameras. Anything to win the spec sheet war.

Multiple sensor/lens does make a difference when done right, as evident in the Huawei P20 Pro (with Leica imaging technology). It has one 3x zoom, but when combine with the other 2 sensors, the finally output can be quite impressive consider the size of the 3 cameras. Even 5x zoom is very usable. You can find sample of P20 Pro zoom images here in DPR. IMO, the 3x zoom image is very comparable to the old mid range canon P&S camera I had.
Also can check out photographyblog review, even has iso test up to iso3200.
http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/huawei_p20_pro_review/image_quality/

Link | Posted on May 13, 2018 at 13:33 UTC
On article Why smartphone cameras are blowing our minds (448 comments in total)

Can DPR put Huawei P20 Pro test shots in the image studio for comparison? I know its not sold in the USA, but USA is only 4% of the world's population.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 11:12 UTC as 17th comment
On article Huawei P20 Pro vs Canon 5DS R (58 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: The Huawei P20 is a joke above ISO 800, really ISO 400.

One can easily shoot the Canon 5DSR at ISO 3200.

The Huawei P20 doesn't hold a flickering candle to the now discontinued Panasonic CM1, which like the Canon 5DSR could readily be shot at ISO 3200.

If the light is so low that the Canon can't auto focus, you know the amount of light is pretty low. Huewai night mode uses 6s (can be done hand held) for that bathroom image and the result is quite amazing as phone camera goes.
Do a search, those night shots from the P20 Pro are popping up in the internet and they are very good, imo.
Anyways, I am bias as I have already decided it will be my next phone.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 13:56 UTC
On article Huawei P20 Pro vs Canon 5DS R (58 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: The Huawei P20 is a joke above ISO 800, really ISO 400.

One can easily shoot the Canon 5DSR at ISO 3200.

The Huawei P20 doesn't hold a flickering candle to the now discontinued Panasonic CM1, which like the Canon 5DSR could readily be shot at ISO 3200.

I think the night mode shot from the P20 pro gives a comparable image to the Canon. P20 uses AI plus hardware to process multiple image over several seconds, and that's hand held. While the Canon needs to be shot in manual focus requiring 13 shots to get one in focus.
Yes, if one has to compare based on similar iso, than the smaller will lose out for sure. But modern imaging processing has advance quite a bit.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 11:50 UTC
On article Samsung Galaxy S9+ sample gallery (76 comments in total)
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Murat Sahan: Seems ok up to ISO 400 - but I did return my galaxy S9+ and going for the P20 Pro.

I saw that video b4. The difference is so small and I spend more time taking photo than playing games anyways.
I just prefer photos from Huawei over S9. I currently own a S7.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157667526611488

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 13:55 UTC
On article Samsung Galaxy S9+ sample gallery (76 comments in total)
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Murat Sahan: Seems ok up to ISO 400 - but I did return my galaxy S9+ and going for the P20 Pro.

B4 the P20 Pro came out, I have my mind set on the S9. But now, P20 Pro became my next replacement phone. The twilight color one look so glorious ...

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 06:25 UTC

This article should be extended to what other difference there is for the top phones. Can those top phones do social media, yes. web browsing, yes. make phone calls, yes. Listen to music, yes. Hmmm, I guess I can just buy the cheapest one.
My experience has been every time I upgrade my phone I look at the camera first. Because I would always recall a time when I wish I had a camera phone like the P20 Pro or Samsung S9+. Reality is, I don't always carry a camera with me and I like taking photos.
And now, the P20 Pro offers a crazy hand held night mode , even if I had a camera with me, I would also need a tripod to get those long exposure shots. Not to mention the 3x, 5x zoom mode. I don't know how many carry a tele lens along with your camera. I know I don't all the time.
So yeah, camera function for me certainly one of the top priority. Most of the other phone function is actually closer to good enough for me than the camera function.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 04:57 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply

Thanks for teaching us how to buy phones... we all feel so much smarter now. Is this still a camera review site? We can also argue that 1 inch sensor is good enough, or even M43 size is good enough for poster size print, what is the fuzz with apsc/full frame camera anyways.
I care about image quality and wants the best one I can carry all the time. So please, be it Huewai (I wonder if this is what this article is about), or Samsung, or Google pixel, keep bumping out nice camera for us consumers so that we don't need to carry those large camera around too much.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2018 at 17:49 UTC as 91st comment
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thx1138: I'm waiting for the Huawei P50, rumors indicating that it'll have 10 image stabilised cameras, 6 on the back and 4 for selfies. The selfie cameras will have 1" sensors with 24MP each and anticipated DxO score will be 199.

My guess is that the 10 in Huawei will come before the 4 in iphone.
The cooperation with Leica means Huawei will continue to advance its imaging tech, be it 10 camera or 20, whereas it seems Iphone don't really care too much about lagging behind in image quality among the flagship phones. My opinion is Huawei putting out advance tech like this is really good for us photo bluffs and pushing the industry forward .

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2018 at 02:53 UTC
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Kawika Nui: February, 2018:
The heads of six major US intelligence agencies have warned that American citizens shouldn’t use products and services made by Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE. According to a report from CNBC, the intelligence chiefs made the recommendation during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Tuesday. The group included the heads of the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, and the director of national intelligence.

During his testimony, FBI Director Chris Wray said the government was “deeply concerned about the risks of allowing any company or entity that is beholden to foreign governments that don’t share our values to gain positions of power inside our telecommunications networks.” He added that this would provide “the capacity to maliciously modify or steal information. And it provides the capacity to conduct undetected espionage.”

Hmmm, I wonder why are Iphone allowed to be sold in China?
Oh, wait. It's made in China....

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 08:02 UTC
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ChuckTa: The bar shot using iso1250 is quite amazing. And the 5x zoom is no less impressive. This phone is getting more and more tempting...

My brother and a friend has Iphone X, I tried it in a bar. And compare it to the Iphone X, I would say that bar shot is quite amazing as smartphone goes.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 13:40 UTC

The bar shot using iso1250 is quite amazing. And the 5x zoom is no less impressive. This phone is getting more and more tempting...

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 13:20 UTC as 87th comment | 3 replies

I generally take dxo mark with a large grain of salt. But hardware wise, P20 pro pretty much blow iphone x out of the water.
I think Iphone X image is getting near the "I think its good enough for me!" mark for the general public.
But for one who wants the best photographic tool, P20 Pro is very very tempting.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 10:45 UTC as 13th comment
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)

C6 will be my last Lightroom. No way I am going to pay for a subscription when I don't really use it on a monthly bases.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 12:28 UTC as 47th comment
On article iPhone 8 Plus sample gallery (203 comments in total)

One area Iphone 8 need to improve is the low light images.
The Samsung is still quite a step up.

https://www.phonearena.com/news/iPhone-8-Plus-vs-Galaxy-Note-8-low-light-camera-shootout-Which-is-better-for-taking-photos-at-night_id98511

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 11:56 UTC as 10th comment
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ChuckTa: Very nice video. But I think now most of the newer flagship phone already have video quality like that than not, esp when one does some post editing.

And here is a video where LG is compared to the Red Weapon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=482&v=nAth8g05tfs

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 03:01 UTC

Very nice video. But I think now most of the newer flagship phone already have video quality like that than not, esp when one does some post editing.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 02:39 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply

I looked at the DXO (thank god they finally post some images instead of just numbers) and am really puzzled on the Iphone 8+ fairly blurry low iso images. And this phone gets the top marks???
And then I read some of the comments and one poster point out the Samsung S8 almost has a higher number across all tests (ie. Color 85 vs 78, AF 92 vs 74, Texture 92 vs 64, Noise 92 vs 68 (wow, Iphone 8+ lose big here and is reflected in the real world images) ... etc )
So why on earth did Iphone 8+ gets a much higher mark then Samsung S8. Something is fishy in the tallying of the total ......

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 07:24 UTC as 35th comment
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