Huawei P30 Pro: The best phone camera for $1599?
HUAWEI'S award winning P30 Pro and P30 phones have gone on sale in Australia, offering a super zoom and Leica quad camera system.
The Chinese phone maker says the P30 series has already won accolades around the world for its exceptional photographic capabilities and Artificial Intelligence.
The Huawei P30 Pro is selling for $1599 in Australia while the P30 is available for $1099.
Huawei says the phone offers the best low-light performance of any camera on the market.
"We're excited to launch the highly anticipated P30 and P30 Pro in Australia. Utilising advanced technologies, we've built a faster, more efficient and longer lasting device, supported by the AI capabilities Huawei users have come to love,'' Australian boss Larking Huang said.
"As a tech savvy nation, I know Australians are going to love these world class devices which rewrite the rules of photography."
The P30 Pro was recently award the 'Best Photo Smartphone' by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) General Assembly.
It's the third year in a row that P series has taken the honours.
Advances include a revolutionary RYYB colour filter array and extreme 5x optical zoom.
The Leica quad camera system sports a versatile 40MP HUAWEI SuperSpectrum Sensor and 20MP ultra-wide camera, alongside a stabilised SuperZoom Lens.
The fourth HUAWEI Time of Flight (ToF) Camera captures depth for better bokeh effects.
Huawei says the P30 series produces photos with incredible detail and beautiful dynamic range in any lighting situation.
The primary camera has a 1/1.7 40MP sensor that yields 10MP images.
TIPA reported that the optical stabilised lens had a 27mm (equivalent) focal length and maximum f/1.6 aperture, plus there is a 20MP 16mm (equivalent) super-wide option, a stabilised 5X (125mm equivalent) periscope style telephoto lens with folded optics, and a fourth PDAF "time of flight" AF sensor.
"The P30 Pro can cover an incredible focal length range thanks to a "super-resolution" algorithm that combines several
RAW images into one high-res image that is then cropped to produce a 50X zoom effect.
"Low-light capability is equally impressive, with a top ISO of 409.600 that can capture exposures in near darkness, which is claimed to be 40 percent more light sensitive than a standard RGB sensor, delivering the best low-light performance of any smartphone camera to date."
Thomas Gerwens, TIPA Chairman, commented: "Huawei, together with Leica, is pushing the limits of smart photography again with the introduction of the new P30 Pro and enables users to shoot photos and videos in fantastic quality.
"With the HUAWEI P30 Pro, Huawei has once again proven itself to be the benchmark for smartphone photography.
"Providing the best low-light performance of any smartphone camera to date, as well as class-leading zoom capabilities, this handset was awarded the highest score in the history of DxOMark-the industry standard for camera and lens image quality measurements and ratings.
"The impressive 112-point score highlights the significance of Huawei's dedication to research and design, especially in providing an ultimate experience for smartphone photography."
Telstra is offering the P30 Pro from $104 a month on a $59 plan or $119 a month on a $99 plan with 30 gig of data.
Optus is offering the P30 Pro from $80 a month on the $45 plan or $95 a month with an $85 plan which includes 50GB of data.
For more information go to https://consumer.huawei.com/au/