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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.

Nova 3e
From HK$ 2,127.00 The Best Just Got BetterLose yourself in your screen with new generation Huawei FullView Display. Designed for life on the go with no compromises, the Huawei nova 3e sports a sleek compact frame that’s almost entirely dedicated to its 5.84-inch Full HD screen. Body & SoulThe Huawei nova 3e takes colour to a higher level. Delve deeper into Klein Blue, a radiant shade that incorporates a nanometer-level light dazzle texture. Available too in deepest Midnight Black to contrast against the vibrancy of the Full HD screen, refined classic Platinum Gold and Sakura Pink with its rich pearlescent tone. Seeing is BelievingThe Huawei nova 3e features a 2280 x 1080 Fhd+ screen with 96% Ntsc super high-colour gamut. That means everything you see on this screen is as rich and vibrant and detailed as it can be, from your own photographs to the latest boxset. Front and CentreThe Huawei nova 3e has a new higher definition, wider angle, front camera. 16 megapixels with a pixel size of 1.0 μm and a FOV wide angle of 78°, this camera is made for snapping friends, family and social-media-worthy selfies. With a F2.0 wide aperture and a 3D retouching feature that uses intelligent recognition and facial mapping to adjust lighting and shadow, you can count on terrific portraits and close-ups too. Outstanding Low Light PhotographyShooting in low light has always been the curse of digital smartphone photography. Now the new Huawei nova 3e’s LCD intelligent light technology is banishing grainy, poor quality photographs. With a spectrum of 11 color temperatures for intelligent light rebalancing within different lighting modes and 4 in 1 light fusion, every image in any light comes out clear and bright. Dual-Lens CameraThe Huawei nova 3e’s dual-lens rear camera ticks all the boxes and then some. The state-of-the-art 16 MP lens with a pixel size of 1.12 μm and F2.2 aperture is designed to capture more light and read depth perception, allowing you to take sharp, swift snaps when you need them. Partnered with a 2 MP professional Bokeh lens – as well as 5P + 3P lenses for the subject and background – it takes stunning shots while bringing some real definition to the mix. Emui 8.0HUAWEI’s all-new Emui 8.0 features a finely-tuned interface to optimise speed and performance, keeping the Huawei nova 3e running fast and smooth for longer. Face UnlockThe Huawei nova 3e opens at a glance. By looking at your screen for less than a second – 800 milliseconds to be precise – you can access your phone swiftly and securely. Built on complex algorithms and facial comparison data the facial recognition feature ensures high-level security to guard against photo and video intrusion. That means your phone cannot be unlocked while you sleep, or with an image of you. High-Speed ChargingSafe high-speed charging is a standout feature of the Huawei nova 3e. 9V2A high-voltage fast charging technology allows you to power-up quickly and safely when time is short. With HUAWEI’s renowned resource-allocation technology, power-waste is minimised and battery life is maximised, making sure all that power lasts longer. Dual BluetoothThe Huawei nova 3e supports dual Bluetooth, which is a must for modern multi-taskers. It means you can stay connected during your exercise regime by linking a smartband plus a headset to your phone. Or connect in-car for Bluetooth navigation while using your headset to stay hands-free. Intelligent EngineeringThe Huawei nova 3e is engineered to stay at the top of its game for longer. HUAWEI’s machine learning technology coupled with Emui 8.0 can understand your smartphone behavior. Based on how you interact with your machine the Huawei nova 3e will predict its most efficient mode, saving battery life, optimizing performance and keeping your phone running smoother and faster for longer.

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