Let’s zoom right in
We then tapped the zoom icon on the display to use the 3x optical zoom. As you can see, it got us closer to the building with no loss of detail.
Another tap opens the 5x digital zoom, and this gave us a close-up that still looked incredibly sharp. Very impressive indeed.
One more tap takes you from the 5x digital zoom to ultra-wide 0.6x zoom – that’s the third lens we mentioned earlier. This mode actually lets you do two very different things. You can get eye-catching super wide images like this…
And you can also get right up close to something and shoot in macro mode. This gives you amazing looking close-ups from just 2.5cm away…
As we’ve already mentioned, the Mate 20 Pro is equipped with a lens dedicated to low-light photography. You’ll get clear and bright images even when daylight fades and the night draws in.
And there’s also a special Night mode if you want to get arty in the dark. This takes photos with a 6-second shutter speed and uses AI and image stabilisation to produce some breathtaking shots. Yes, it blurs things, but that can be an extremely cool effect when you get it right. Check out the image below to see what we mean.
Courtesy: Digital Camera World
Here’s one final tip that sounds a bit crazy – try using Night mode during the day and we promise that you’ll get some great shots. In fact, they look just like you’ve already applied one of your favourite Instagram filters to them.
We hope you enjoyed this round-up of the Mate 20 Pro’s main camera features. Could you tell how impressed we were? The camera’s combination of smarter-than-smart artificial intelligence and classic lens expertise really does produce spectacular results. Quite simply, it’s one of the best phone cameras we’ve ever tried – and probably the one we’ve had most fun with.
There are loads of other camera features that we didn’t get round to trying, like its 3D Panoramic and underwater modes, so if you own a Mate 20 Pro, feel free to share your own camera tips by commenting below.
If you’d like to get your hands on a Mate 20 Pro and try out its amazing camera for yourself, you can order it from Carphone Warehouse here.