Times are changing, and technology that have been characterized except the flagship devices are gradually coming into the middle class, and that’s “strong middle peasants” have flaunted quality screens, fingerprint scanners and, of course, pretty good camera.Huawei’s nova – bright proof. The smartphone can not be called a leader, but it is not called a simpleton: good screen, the optimum amount of memory, rather big battery and a fingerprint scanner. But today we will talk in detail about the unit cell, which is very, very bad.
Hardware: six lenses and “flagship” sensor
Huawei has continued to delight us with public experiments with the camera. Like a mad scientist, the company during the year Tinkering with “fotokomponentom” offering new ideas a little stagnant market. The results of their work can be seen by anyone: Huawei P9 P9 Plus and marked the beginning of cooperation with fotobrendom Leica, which continued a kind of “second generation” in the announced recently Huawei Mate 9. But Honor 8 – “daughter” Huawei’s – caused a stir. It is also worth double camera unit, and the user does not give to play in corporate monochrome, in the rest of the camera is in this “budget” flagship is beyond praise – it can almost everything.
The Huawei nova camera one, but it uses the same sensor as the flagship in P9 – Sony IMX286 with a resolution of 12 megapixels. Lens Aperture of the six lens of F / 2.2, for sharpening and meet the phase contrast AF. The camera works help LED-flash with a single “firefly”.
Resolution front camera is eight megapixels.
Camera application: modes, plots and manual settings
In the camera application is very simple and familiar. Start the program from the desktop by clicking on the appropriate icon, or pull the “Camera” on the lock screen. On top of the application can adjust the flash, switch to the front camera, as well as enter in scene selection menu.
is the “Panorama” modes include “Night Scene”, the HDR, “Focus”, “Watermark”, “Good food”, “audio notes” and “OCR”. Especially note the presence of “Professional Mode” with manual image settings.
But this is not all the modes in which is able to work Huawei nova. another five scene modes, you can see the bottom of the menu, “light”, “decoration”, “Photos”, “Video”, “length of time” (also known as Timelapse). These five modes can be switched on screen, swipe left or right.
In the “Light”, which is present in Huawei more smartphones since the flagship of the P8, already accustomed to, you can select one of four types of shooting with slow shutter speeds – “Light of the Lantern”, “light graffiti” (also known as Freezelight), “Water and Stars “.
In camera settings you can set the GPS-tag, select the location to save, set the shooting timer, turn on audio control, adjust shooting by pressing and holding, smile mode enable and configure the volume buttons, and you can select the image size: different resolutions and aspect ratios.
Let’s go back to the Camera application. You’re to report that they are in the bottom row in the program: access to the last shot and the Gallery, the shutter key, which is responsible only for photographing (for video is a separate mode, which in our view is not very convenient). In the lower right corner is a button “Effects”, in which one of the nine preset filters can be selected.
Especially note the presence of “Professional” mode, which allows access to manual settings. In it, you can adjust the ISO setting (100 to 3200), shutter speed (1/4000 second to 8 seconds), select the white balance manually adjust the focus. Also available settings and exposure bracketing.
Field test: during the day and at night
Although not the most photographic weather outside the window, we set off to find out what Huawei nova, not only in words but also in deeds. We started with the shooting of day the streets of Moscow. In such circumstances, the smart phone often shows his best qualities, and Huawei nova began to shine its capabilities from the start: high detail and natural color reproduction, sharp contours and correct operation of the focus.
Especially worth noting is that the smartphone installed lens of six lens aperture with a value of F / 2.2, that allows us to achieve beautiful blur background.
I would also like to mention the convenient “chip”, which recently appeared in smartphones: the possibility of a separate measure focus and exposure. This mode manages to accurately select the subject and at the same time to find the right exposure settings in order to avoid or overbrights nedosvetov. Just compare the pictures without him and with him: