When you choose to use the 40mp resolution on the main camera, it removes the ability to switch to the 20mp wide angle camera.
Example, if i want to take a wide angle photo, i have to go into settings, set the camera to 10mp and then "zoom" out to get the 20 mp wideangle camera.
Its fustrating that i have to do a 4-step operation just to take a wide angle photo. And I don't want 10mp on my main camera. This is 2018, and i have a phone with 40mp camera. Not 10.
Why is it like this?
Best answer by Juan
Hi @Terkje. Thanks for sharing your suggestion with us. The explanation for this is that the only way of obtaining a 40 MP photography is using the main 40 MP camera and not zooming in. When zooming in, the total MP of the photo will be less than that and, when using the ultra-wide camera, the maximum will be 20 MP.
I understand that your main point is not having to do 4-steps operation to change between these two resolutions, but that's tricky since if you want to take 40 MP and you navigate to different camera mode, that resolution won't be 40 MP. To avoid this, 10 MP resolution is set as default.
Starting with P20 Pro, 40 MP camera, a new processing system was used to improve image quality, especially in low light. Every 4 pixels will gather the data to generate 1 pixel in the photo. That's the key for obtaining the best results in low light conditions among all the smartphones, so that's something to take into account. It might not be perfect, but it's nice!
In addition to this, find below the specifications of the Mate 20 Pro camera are the following:
40 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide)
20 MP, f/2.2, 16mm (ultra-wide)
8 MP, f/2.4, 80mm (telephoto) 5x optical zoom
Rest assured we will pass your suggestion as well.
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