What’s your superpower? The ‘night vision’ photography and videography of the Huawei P30 series

2019-04-12 12:31
Shot with HUAWEI P30 Pro.

Shot with HUAWEI P30 Pro. (Weikai Chen)

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Hundreds of millions of people around the globe are already using Huawei’s devices to chronicle their lives, turning fleeting moments into everlasting art. Photography has particularly become a signature feature of the groundbreaking P series, from the standout Portrait Mode of the Huawei P10 to the Huawei P20 Pro’s first-of-its-kind 40MP Leica Triple Camera. 

Now the Huawei P30 Series is rewriting the rules of mobile photography and bringing in a new era of mobile videography. From the purpose-built Leica lenses and Huawei SuperSpectrum sensor, to the ISP and NPU embedded in Kirin 980, to Huawei’s proprietary image sensing and processing algorithms, Huawei’s end-to-end camera system is one of the most complex camera systems in smartphone history.

The Huawei SuperSpectrum Sensor

Among the numerous breakthrough innovations of the Huawei P30 series are the revolutionary Huawei SuperSpectrum Sensor and SuperZoom Lens. These let users capture the most amazing photos and videos with a compact device and without the hassle of having to change lenses, tweak camera parameters, or edit shots later.

The Huawei SuperSpectrum Sensor delivers greater optical performance and is more responsive than ever. The Huawei P30 Pro has an ISO of 409,600 respectively – that is over 60 times larger than the iPhone XS Max, which has an ISO lower than 6400. Equipped with this sensor, the night becomes the playground of the Huawei P30 Series, and framing is easier than ever before. With one touch of the shutter button, users can easily shoot incredible photos and videos at night, with minimal compromise on colour, clarity and detail. 

The Huawei Super Night Mode

Camera technology has always been limited by the shutter. A slow shutter of a few seconds means longer exposure, which makes the camera vulnerable to shakes. Almost any shot that takes more than a few seconds of exposure requires a tripod, or you’ll get a blurry mess. But Huawei’s Super Night Mode adjusts and filters for shaky camera movements by combining Huawei AIS as well as object and edge detection. Every frame taken across the long exposure – which can last from three to eight seconds – on the Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro is better, with superior colours, dynamic range and precise clarity.  


(Shot with HUAWEI P30 Pro by Weikai Chen)

Night vision for smartphone videos 

Sometimes stills simply don’t do justice to nighttime scenery; for example, the dynamic streaks of colour that light up the night need videos to capture their full glory. However, videos cannot rely on long-exposure or multi-frame composition like stills photography can. Instead, they need more powerful hardware. The Huawei SuperSpectrum Sensor and the f/1.6 large aperture lens gives the Huawei P30 Pro ‘night vision’ by allowing more light in. This lets the Huawei P30 Pro capture videos with even the faintest hint of light, from concerts to the city skyline at night.

With all these technological advancements, the Huawei P30 series has rewritten the rules of photography, allowing users to also bend the old laws of smartphone photography and become photography experts with just the touch of a button.  

This post and content is sponsored, written and provided Huawei.


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