Huawei Mate 10, 10 Pro And 10 Porsche Design Hands-on Review: Camera

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Leica Dual Camera

The Huawei Mate 10, Pro, and Porsche Design edition all come with the recent dual-camera by Huawei and Leica. It's the third generation, but the sensors are identical to the previous one. This means you acquire 12MP color and 20MP monochrome imagers. Much like on the Mate 9 and P10 Plus, the RGB capturing camera has OIS.


The most vital change are the recent higher-grade Leica SUMMILUX-H lenses with colorful f/1.6 apertures. Thanks to the Kirin 970 and the recent dual ISPs that boost processing and noise reduction low-light photography should be much better. Photos should have higher contrast and highlights clipping should be reduced. The capturing camera will also detect movement and adjust shooting parameters accordingly.

But the novelties don't discontinue here. The recent AI engine powered by the NPU core can identify up to 14 different scenes and automatically adjust capturing camera parameters to produce better pictures.

Deep learning algorithms allow for better quality of the hybrid digital zoom. Portrait mode and the variable aperture also benefit from the recent on-device machine learning capabilities for better accuracy, and more realistic bokeh effects.

The capturing camera relies on the same 4-way focusing technologies as before - you acquire laser AF, depth detection, contrast-detect AF and phase detect AF. So there is no switch to Dual Pixel technology.

The selfie cameras on the three recent Mate 10s have 8MP resolution and F/2.0 lens. They come with portrait shooting mode, too, which is able to create a digital bokeh for your selfies. The AI engine tries to recognize all faces in the shot, so if you are doing a groupie, it will haged all faces in focus and blur the background only. Huawei is calling this AI Selfie. Let's hope it works better than the one on the P10 selfie snapper.

We snapped some photos with the pre-production units of the Mate 10 Pro. We are yet to see the retail unit, so we'll haged the comments for later. For now, just like the images.









Huawei Mate 10 Pro 12MP color photos

Here are some more shots we took around Munich.





















Huawei Mate 10 Pro 12MP capturing camera samples

We also snapped some low-light samples with the color capturing camera of the Mate 10 Pro.









Huawei Mate 10 Pro 12MP low-light capturing camera samples

And here are some monochrome shots.








Huawei Mate 10 Pro 12MP monochrome photos

You can check these 2x hybrid zoom samples, too.




Huawei Mate 10 Pro 12MP 2x hybrid zoom samples

The variable aperture is quite powerful mode and produce nice samples.





Huawei Mate 10 Pro 12MP Variable Aperture samples

Finally, we captured a quick 4K at 30fps video sample.


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