Dear HONOR Fans,
Capturing distant objects and people has always been a challenge for smartphone cameras. For instance, if you are seated far away from the stage at a concert, you’d have a hard time trying to take a picture of your favorite celebrity. Likewise, it would be difficult to get a good landscape photo or a close-up of animals when you go on holiday without a professional DSLR camera.
The telephoto lens on the HONOR 20 PRO aims to resolve this issue once and for all. Capable of 3X lossless optical zoom, 5X hybrid zoom, and 30X digital zoom, simply enlarge the photo with the lens to get a closer look at distant scenery and animals.
Now let us deep-dive into the telephoto lens!
1. Optical Zoom
Optical zoom involves actual lens adjustments to manipulate light, scaling up and scaling down an object without compromising details – hence the term lossless optical zoom. Most mobile phone cameras on the market are restricted to a maximum of 2X optical zooms, such as the Samsung S10+ and iPhone Xs Max. HONOR, however, went the extra mile to include a telephoto lens capable of 3X lossless optical zoom on the HONOR 20 PRO. Its powerful optical zoom capabilities allow users to get up-close to far-away objects without degrading image quality.
2. Digital Zoom
Digital zoom, on the other hand, magnifies each pixel of the image using the processor to create an enlarged effect.
In fact, the range of digital zoom is highly dependent on optical zoom: the former scale up every pixel based on the ability of the latter. The 3X lossless optical zoom enables up to 30X digital zoom, outshining the industry-standard 10X digital zoom. Also worth noting is that the HONOR 20 PRO's telephoto lens supports Optical Image Stabilization, which identifies jitters with an in-built gyroscope. In response, the lens is moved in the opposite direction accordingly to counteract ghosting.
Prepare to be amazed by the amount of detail the HONOR 20 PRO can capture. Forget about your external lenses; at 30X digital zoom, simply dial down the exposure and you can even get a close-up of the moon.
Most flagship smartphones on the market do not support Night Mode when the zoom is activated. This seriously undermines the results of photos taken at night or in a dimly lit environment. However, with the HONOR 20 PRO, its AIS (AI Image Stabilization) Super Night Mode works in tandem with digital zoom, allowing users to capture faraway objects at night. Whether it be 10X or 30X zoom, the AIS Super Night Mode merges a series of images seamlessly into a single photo, delivering unparalleled camera performance under low-light environments.
3. Hybrid Zoom
Hybrid zoom can be explained as another form of digital zoom. Specifically, images captured by the main lens and telephoto lens are merged to compensate for the diminished image quality. The result of an optical zoom is superior to hybrid zoom, though the latter is a better option than digital zoom in general.
HONOR 20 PRO can achieve up to 5X hybrid zoom. This may not sound as impressive as the 30X digital zoom, but the exceptional image quality translates to practicality for users.
Aside from its remarkable ability to zoom into pictures, the HONOR 20 PRO features the world’s widest F/1.4 aperture for a smartphone camera, an ultra-high ISO of 204,800 and a 4 cm macro lens. These qualities account for basically any conceivable shooting scenario. There is no surprise that the HONOR 20 PRO performed tremendously on DXO’s comprehensive camera test, its score of 111 was the 2nd highest for any smartphone camera.
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