04 April 2019
Huawei P30 Pro has launched now and so its mobile camera rating by DxOMark. With the score 112, the device clearly outdoes the phones in P-series from 2018. In fact, it even outshines the Mate 20 Pro device, the score of which was tied with the top two scorers.
The Huawei P30 Pro technically has four cameras on the back, the fourth being the ToF one, but for most purposes, the triple cameras are considered. The primary camera is a 40MP “SuperSensing Sensor,” the secondary cameras include an 8MP 10x “hybrid” zoom sensor and a 20MP ultra-wide angle lens. The zoom lens uses a system that Huawei calls field-of-view fusion, a combination of optical and algorithm-powered digital zooming to get up to 10x. And, for a 5x zoom factor, the P30 Pro relies exclusively on the tele-camera. The fourth camera which is the 3D ToF sensor enhances the portrait mode capabilities.
DxoMark says, “the P30 Pro achieves far and away the best zoom results we have seen on a smartphone camera to date.” The testers have shown the camera samples of the device against that of the iPhone XS Max and the Galaxy S10 Plus to offer the comparison. It says, the device “captures much better detail than its closest competitors when zooming. In addition, the P30 Pro controls noise very well, producing not only the most detailed but also cleanest image in our comparison.”
The most obvious improvements over the P20 Pro and the Mate 20 Pro are bokeh and zoom where the P30 Pro sets new benchmarks. The Photo score of the device is 119 while the Video score stays at 97. DxOMark says, in the video competition, the device isn’t way ahead but it’s still among the best devices they have tested. Huawei AF focuses quickly and produces consistently sharp images in all light conditions, thanks to the assistance by the ToF sensor to the autofocus system.
In its conclusion, DxoMark announces that Huawei takes smartphone zoom to the next level. Here's the summary -