As you know, this week has been presented on new Huawei P20 Pro whose main characteristic is the presence of…
As you know, this week has been presented on new Huawei P20 Pro whose main characteristic is the presence of a triple camera . Beyond the specifications of it, its power – still to be demonstrated in the analyzes – and its capabilities, today we are going to talk about why this technology makes sense today. And Huawei has had a pretty interesting idea that, as we discussed in the article of the presentation, has been to put two technologies in one.
First of all, let’s talk about the double cameras . The cameras with double lens are, mainly, of two types: Main sensor RGB + telephoto (which serves to make real optical zoom) or RGB main sensor + monochrome sensor (in black and white, which serves to get better colors and lights). Until today, having one or the other involved sacrificing the other option. But why does it have to be like that? In the end, the average user wants the photos to go well , and he does not care which mechanism is behind
The case of Huawei is the perfect example – and only one, for now – to illustrate this. Despite of motto “Professional photography in a camera for smartphone”, what Huawei wants to sell us is a camera with power in torrents so that the average user can take beautiful photos without having to eat his head . The average user is not interested in monochrome, optical zoom, or anything at all. It interests you that the photos come out well of light, with good colors but without saturating and that, if you zoom, the photo will not be pixeled. That’s why a triple camera makes sense.
The proof of this is that in the presentations of the devices these mechanisms are not explained, because the companies know that, basically, the average consumer does not care.
The monochrome sensor, from 20 megapixels, it has an aperture f / 1.5 , one of the largest in the market. That allows you to capture an enormous amount of light and detail. For its part, the RGB has 40 megapixels and an aperture f / 1,8 , smaller, yes, but that allows to get sharper photos. The smaller the aperture, the less focal distance and, therefore, the more focussed and sharp areas. That way, when the user shoots, the two cameras will do their magic and the photo will be perfect , as the user would have wanted it.
Does the user want to zoom? Well do not worry, because it also has a telephoto lens with three optical magnifications of eight megapixels – smaller, less luminous, but sufficient. This way you can “frame” the image better without having to move. In addition, the other sensors – and in the case of the P20 Pro, the AI - will support it so that the photo goes well. Do you see what I want to get to? It’s not that Huawei has brought professional photography to a smartphone, something that we have already commented that is not viable for now , but it has made the automatic mode take effect Wow! , which is what the final consumer wants.
In the end, everything is summarized in the following premise: A product is good to the extent that someone without minimal knowledge can use it. I like to illustrate this with the iPad. When baby videos are released using the iPad as if they had been wearing it for years, people say “You have to see how smart children are from childhood”, but no! That is wrong reasoning. Those who are smart are the designers of that product , which have made it so intuitive that anyone can use it.
Huawei has done this with the triple camera . He has taken the best of the best, put it on a phone and launched it on the market. How does it work? It does not matter, as long as it does. How does the portrait mode work? It does not matter, as long as the photos go well. How does AI work? Does not matter, “Look what coolest night photos!” . Now the user has all the options he can have, and that, after all, is what makes the triple camera meaningful. Two technologies, one device and hundreds of happy users – at least on paper.
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