So are the cameras of the new Huawei Mate 30 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro

by Kelvin
So are the cameras of the new Huawei Mate 30 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro

Everyone has fulfilled their "threats" here. On the side of Huawei, the manufacturer has put into circulation its new Huawei Mate 30 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro phones, and on the side of the United States government, the veto keeps the phones arrive without access to Google services at your Android And besides Google, many other services. An interesting problem to solve for Huawei that He has executed his part of the work at a good level, that of the hardware of your devices.

The new Huawei Mate 30 and 30 Pro raise the bar with respect to last year in many aspects, but the photographic and video stands out above the others. The Chinese have been giving for years big steps forward in photographic matters and the Mate 30 represent another step in the same direction. Heirs of the P30 and P30 in some ways, now a slow camera is added to which you have to start adding acronyms. But the cameras of the Mate 30 are more than that.


The SuperSpectrum gets on the Mate train


One of the things that the Huawei P30 did in photography was to bring the RYYB sensors to the mobile. Sensors that changed the green photosite to a yellow one, a more significant change than it seems. To begin, they had to change the interpretation algorithms of the camera to be able to build the photographs, and they all did from Leica and Sony. Let's not forget that the latter are the ones that have put the IMX600 on the table to be modified.

With the SuperSpectrum, the cameras of the Mate 30 and 30 Pro become brighter, both during the day and for night mode

With these SuperSpectrum, the P30s offered more capacity when it came to capturing light, and light in photography is information. Information for raw photography but also for artificial intelligence in charge of different tasks, including that of raise the level of light in night photographs. That improvement has now reached the Huawei Mate 30, although the penalty is that the landing of those SuperSpectrum has occurred only in the Mate 30 Pro that does not have one but two of these sensors.

Thus, we came across a main camera in the Mate 30 Pro of 40 megapixels that has a double faculty. In addition to this sensor capable of improving light capture, the sensor can merge the pixels to further raise this uptake. If we wish we can take 10 megapixel photographs with much more information. Specifically with four times more information than a normal photograph With the same sensor. This sensor is accompanied by an f / 1.6 lens with a focal length of 27 millimeters, more or less the standard in mobile photography.


For the second sensor we have 40 megapixels again, and again a SuperSpectrum RYYB sensor, here with a super wide angle lens with f / 1.8 aperture. More light for wider shots, and again the ability to merge pixels. In the third camera we have 8 megapixels with f / 2.4 lens and 80 millimeters of focal length. That is to say, optical zoom Three increases, specifically. And stabilized, as with the normal sensor lens. A very interesting configuration that matches functionality with the Mate 30, although it offers a super wide angle of 16 megapixels and not 40.

The big difference between the Mate 30 and the 30 Pro: the TOF sensor for depth readings

And we come to the fourth camera of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro. A fourth camera with a single function but very important in the process. A 3D TOF sensor for depth readings, whose operation is already explained in this article, and which is responsible for knowing where everything is to offer the necessary support for selective blur. Bokeh, in addition to other possible uses in augmented reality and so on. This camera is not present in the Mate 30, which has three sensors.

We don't want to leave out the front cameraWell, here we find a step forward again from the Mate 30 Pro against the Mate 30, and also against the last generation. An f / 2.0 lens for each of the phones, only that in the Mate 30 it accompanies a 24 megapixel sensor and in the Mate 30 Pro it does the same with 32 megapixels. Good camera equipment, no doubt, which also does many things thanks to its software.

Values, modes and video in ultra slow motion


The data that Huawei has put on the table in relation to photography displayed by its new Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro are really impressive. We talked about having not only 3x optical zoom, but also 30x digital zoom. We talk about cameras with a Maximum ISO sensitivity of 409,600 in the Mate 30 Pro and 204,800 in Mate 30. We talk about dual optical and electronic stabilization.

We also talked about the Mate 30 being able to focus objects at only 2.5 centimeters in macro mode, and that the fourth space in which there is no TOF sensor is a laser to improve focus speed. We do not have the depth reading of the TOF but the firing speed is compensated with this system that is widely used in mobile phones.

Mate 30 Pro

Of course, the new Huawei Mate 30 and 30 Pro have the usual photographic modes that we have known in previous generations. Like night mode, for example, which will give one step ahead with the RYYB sensors in these Mate compared to the previous generation. Although the next great fact has come in the video section, and it has to do with the ultra slow motion.

If we had already got used to sensors capable of capturing video at 960 frames per second, now Huawei raises the bar quite a few levels. Huawei phones are capable of capture video at 7,680 frames per second when we reduce video quality to HD, at 720p. Impressive was the video of the demonstration with a hummingbird fluttering, or with an arrow captured perfectly after being shot. Undoubtedly, the Huawei Mate 30 will be high-level photographic competitors. Let's hope that the inconvenience of Google services is solved so that it becomes a phone to recommend without fear.