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Travellers, Say Goodbye DSLR and Hello Huawei P10

14 August 2017 | Jonathan So

Featuring photography capabilities that are comparable to DSLR cameras, the Huawei P10 is en route to replace the DSLR as the traveller’s photography device of choice.

Chinese mobile phone manufacturers Huawei has been growing in popularity around the world for its reliable and value-for-money smartphones. In 2012, the company became the world’s third largest smartphone manufacturer. In 2015, Huawei was the first Chinese smartphone company to record more than 100 million mobile phone sales in a single year. Its collaboration with German high-end camera manufacturers Leica in 2016 made Huawei’s smartphones even more marketable, especially to mobile photography enthusiasts and travellers.

A Basic Introduction of the Huawei P10

The P10 is Huawei’s latest-and-greatest flagship smartphone that was launched in early 2017. It is the successor to the highly-acclaimed Huawei P9 and since its release, the Huawei P10 has gotten rave reviews from industry experts and users. The smartphone features impressive specifications such as a 5.1-inch Full HD LCD display, a sleek metal unibody design, Huawei’s Kirin 960 chipset and 4GB RAM, and a 3,200mAh battery. But without a doubt, the main highlight on the Huawei P10 is the dual-lens rear camera setup, housing a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor with a 12-megapixel RGB sensor.

What Can the Huawei P10 Offer to Travellers?

Featuring Leica lenses in both its rear and front cameras, it is apparent that the main selling point of the Huawei P10 is its camera capabilities. The use of Leica lenses and its built-in camera functions enhance the smartphone’s photo-taking capacity, so much so that phoneographers and travellers claim that the photographs taken by the smartphone camera are DSLR-quality.

Here is a breakdown of what the Huawei P10 offers to its users and why it is widely regarded as a worthy substitute to DSLR cameras for travellers and mobile photographers:

Impressive Camera Features

Huawei claims that its Leica-enhanced dual-lens system provides a flurry of benefits to users and these claims have proven to be true. In terms of daylight image quality, the Leica-branded dual cameras take photos with a good amount of detail, great dynamic range adjustment and accurate colour reproduction. With an f/2.2 aperture, the Huawei P10 offers decent photo quality even in low-light conditions.

...the Leica-branded dual cameras take photos with a good amount of detail, great dynamic range adjustment and accurate colour reproduction.

The Huawei P10’s cameras are supported by reliable software that not only provides numerous photo-taking options to the users but they also enhance the phone’s camera capabilities. The wide aperture mode delivers up to f/0.95 aperture, replicating the bokeh effects that DSLR cameras are known for. The cameras are also supported with optical image stabilization technology which helps users to take photos and videos without blur, regardless of the lighting conditions.

For those of you who use DSLR cameras, you will know that they are not the ideal to take selfies with due to its bulky build. The same cannot be said for the Huawei P10 though, as its front selfie camera is also equipped with Leica’s high-performance lens. The lens captures 2x more light, offering amazing self-portraits day and night. The front cameras can even sense groupfies and automatically switches to wide-angle shots so that more people can fit into the picture. The Huawei P10 also comes with 3D Facial Detection Technology which identifies facial features accurately, making sure that you are the centre of attention.

Better Portability Compared to DSLR Cameras

The Huawei P10 triumphs over DSLR cameras in the aspect of practicality and portability. With its svelte and lightweight design, the Huawei P10 can be brought around more conveniently without taking up excessive space or weighing too much. Most travellers who use DSLR camera will bring along additional lenses which will add extra bulk and weight, making them a hassle when passing through crowds and climbing flights of stairs. Its thin design means you can easily place the Huawei P10 in narrow or hard-to-reach places to snap photos. If you want extra reach, you can always attach it to a selfie stick.

The Huawei P10 triumphs over DSLR cameras in the aspect of practicality and portability.

Long-Lasting Battery Life and Fast Charging

The Huawei P10 comes with a powerful 3,200mAh battery that provides enough power for you to capture all the photos and videos that you need. Moreover, Huawei improves the P10’s on-the-go usability by equipping it with the Supercharge Technology which provides a full day’s worth of charge in 20 minutes. No extra batteries and hours of charging required!

Instant Uploads to FB and Instagram

Of course, being a smartphone means that the Huawei P10 can be instantly connected to your favourite social media and photo-sharing sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest so long as there is Internet connectivity present!

With the impressive features mentioned above, it is apparent that the Huawei P10 is a perfect companion for travellers and phoneographers. Besides the P10, Huawei also features a wide array of models that you can consider for your everyday smartphone needs that you can check out below.

Huawei Nova 4 HK$ 4,549.05 Description: Basic Information Model Huawei nova 4 Band 2G: GSM B2/b3/b5/b8 (850/900/1800/1900MHz) 3G: Wcdma B1/b5/b8/b4/b6/b19 Td-Scdma B34/b39 4G: Fdd-Lte B1/b3/b5/b8/b4/b6/b19 Td-Lte B34/b38/b39/b40/b41(110M,2545~2655 MHz) [===Not Sure Your Network ?===] SIM Card Dual SIM Card Dual Standby(Nano SIM Card) Style Bar Color Blue, Black, Red, White Shell Material Metal + Glass System OS Android 9.0 CPU Huawei Kirin 970 Octa-core + i7 (4 x Cortex-A73 2.36GHz + 4 x Cortex-A53 1.8GHz) ROM 128Gb RAM 8GB Card Extend Not support Screen Display Size 6.4 inch Type Fhd+ 96% Ntsc Resolution 2310*1080 PPI 398 Multi touch Yes Support Format Audio File Format *.mp3, *.mp4, *.3gp, *.ogg, *.aac, *.flac, *.wav, *.midi Video File Format *.3gp, *.mp4 Earphone Port Type-C Data Transfer & Connectivity Data transfer USB/Bluetooth Mobile internet WAP/WiFi General Camera Front camera: 25 MP /2.0 aperture, EIS Photos: Max to 5760*4304 Pixels Video recordings: 1080P video recording Triple Rear camera: 20 MP (f/1.8 aperture) + 16 MP (f/2.2 aperture) + 2 MP (f/2.2 aperture) Auto focus, Eis, Flash light Photos: Max to 8000*6000 Pixels Video recordings: Max to 4K video recording Language English, Spanish, European Portuguese, French, German, Russian, Italian, Japanese, Latin America, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech Hungarian, Slovak, Polish, Romanian, Greek, Serbian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Slovenian, Croatian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arab
Huawei Mate 10 HK$ 5,834.75 Ultimate DesignDesigned to bring your vision to life: Enjoy an immersive viewing experience with HDR 10 technology. The Huawei FullView Display is a stunning new 5.9-inch screen with an 16:9 display ratio, barely-there-bezel and Hdr10 technology for intensely vivid and bright colours. Iconic CraftsmanshipThe signature stripe highlights the dual lens cameras, embodying the perfect symmetry of a superior smartphone design. The ergonomic curved glass fits snugly in the palm and feels as good as it looks. Advanced MaterialsThe Huawei Mate 10 features a strong and robust glass casing both front and back, for a uniquely elegant design. An innovative technique is used to heat the toughen rear glass to 700°C before shaping, to deliver the ultimate style. Ultimate PerformanceThe world’s first Kirin AI processor brings you a faster, stronger, and seamless smartphone experience. Long-lasting BatteryFull day use for heavy duty users with smart battery management. Intelligent PhotographyPoint and shoot perfection to capture every perfect moment. Intelligent Mobile ExperienceFaster, Ultra-stable ConnectivityIntelligent cell search and handover technology means that your Huawei Mate 10 will stay connected, even when you’re traveling at high speed. Real-time TranslatorInstantly translate text, voice, conversations, and images into 50+ languages with AI powered acceleration. With the pre-installed Translator you can translate one-to-one or group conversations across devices rapidly. Running within the Huawei Mate 10’s AI-ecosystem means this app can translate text and images faster than ever. Packed with innovative and easy to use features, the UI in the Huawei Mate 10 is fast, responsive and intuitive. The embedded NPU opens the door to a new era of intelligent apps by creating a developer ecosystem focusing on AI. Supersize Your ScreenMake sure your mobile entertainment is a truly immersive big-screen adventure! Enjoy more games on Google Play. Smart ScreenThe Huawei Mate 10 is set up for pad-like multi-column viewing, making mobile working as effortless as sitting at your desk. HUAWEI\\'s AI features and the New Leica Dual Camera deliver exceptional image quality with minimum effort. New Leica Dual Camera With F/1.6 ApertureWith the new Leica Dual Lens with f/1.6 aperture, you can easily take beautiful shallow depth of field pictures, crystal clear low-light photographs and blur-free shots of objects on the move. The 20Mp monochrome sensor and 12Mp RGB sensor with Optical Image Stabilization captures more light to perform at expert standard. Ai Powered Real-time Scene And Object RecognitionWith intelligent photographic algorithms, the Huawei Mate 10 identifies, in real-time, different types of scene and object*, automatically adjusting color, contrast, brightness, exposure and more to produce vibrant, sharp, perfectly framed photographs. *flower, blue sky, plant, nightscape, food, sunset/sunrise, text, beach, snow, portrait and more. Brilliant Bokeh Effect, Perfect PortraitsPowered by AI to ‘learn’ from our data cache of portrait images, the Huawei Mate 10 can seamlessly evoke a professional bokeh effect by shifting the focal point onto the subject of the photograph, for picture-perfect portraits and selfies.
Huawei Honor Note 10 HK$ 3,503.07 Description: Basic Information Model Huawei Honor Note 10 (6Gb+128Gb) Band 2G: GSM B2/b3/b5/b8 3G: Wcdma B1/b2/b5/b8 Td-Scdma B34/b39 4G: Fdd-Lte B1/b3/b5/b7/b8 Td-Lte B34/b38/b39/b40/b41 [===Not Sure Your Network ?===] SIM Card Dual SIM Card Dual Standby(Nano SIM Card) Card slot 1 supports Nano-SIM Card Card Slot 2 supports Nano-SIM Card/TF Card Style Bar Color Blue, Black System OS Emui 8.2 (Base on Android 8.1) CPU Huawei Kirin 970 Octa-core (4 x Cortex A73 2.36GHz + 4 x Cortex A53 1.8GHz) GPU Mali-G72 Mp12 ROM 128Gb RAM 6GB Card Extend Support TF card up to 256Gb extended Screen Display Size 6.95 inch Type Amoled Fhd+ 115% Ntsc Resolution 2220*1080 PPI 355 Multi touch Yes, 10 points Support Format Audio File Format mp3, mp4, 3gp, wma, ogg, amr, aac, flac, wav, midi, ra Video File Format 3gp, mp4, wmv, rm,rmvb, asf Earphone Port Type-C Data Transfer & Connectivity Data transfer USB/Bluetooth Mobile internet WAP/WiFi General Camera Front camera: 13.0Mp camera /2.0 aperture Video recordings: 1080P video recording Dual Back camera: 20.0Mp + 16.0Mp camera /1.8 aperture Auto focus Flash light Video recordings: 4K video recording Language English, Spanish, European Portuguese, French, German, Russian, Italian, Japanese, Latin America, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech Hungarian, Slovak, Polish, Romanian, Greek, Serbian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Slovenian, Croatian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Dutch, Thai, Malay

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