With all the R&D that goes into the manufacturing of a smartphone, one thing that gets significant improvement has to be the Cameras or the Optics of that smartphone. With smartphones getting better and better cameras, the point and shoot cameras have already seen their dawn. And now, it has even reached the point where a smartphone can almost compare to a full-fledged DSLR. But it’s always been the flagships that take the crown for that awesome cameras.
This monotony is about to change, as we dig deeper into the cameras on a budget smartphone costing merely NRs. 38,900. I’m sure most of you might have already guessed it and for those of you who don’t, let’s talk photography on the Huawei Nova 3i and see if it is one of the best mid-range camera phones to buy this festive season.
For the pixel junkies, the Huawei Nova 3i houses a 16MP primary shooter with a f/2.2 aperture which is backed up by a 2MP dedicated depth sensor, which translates to highly detailed images and some great portrait shots.
When it comes to smartphone photography, the camera optics do play a vital role and to my surprise, this set of cameras never fail to deliver which takes the Nova 3i a step ahead of its competition and produces some great shots. It’s not only the hardware that makes up for great images, is it? Definitely not, no matter how capable the camera hardware of a smartphone might be, without a great software experience you are more likely to be disappointed by the images. And this is the department where the Nova 3i fully flexes its muscles and even manages to beat tier one brands with a whole lot of modes and presets to match your shooting requirements based on scenarios and the presence of a full-fledged pro mode that lets you tweak every minute details about the subject you want to click.
With support to capture raw images straight out of the built-in camera app, the Nova 3i blows every other alternative smartphone when it comes to manual smartphone photography. If you’re someone who’s been looking for a well-rounded smartphone that could substitute your heavy DSLR or even if you’re someone who has a passion towards photography in general, you can get no better deal in this price range. With cameras this great, all you need to do is set your perspective and just get the desired shot.
If you’re someone who’s just starting to get into photography, the shooting modes will be your perfect guide to up your photography game.
Pro tip: Once you’re comfortable with the shooting modes, just go back to the info of your smartphones and learn from the detailed overview of the images. This will help you get an idea about what settings like ISO, EV, Shutter Speed do to the images. Keep experimenting until you achieve your goals.
What difference do the images captured in RAW actually make?
A good picture is the one which is a proper blend of every minute details that you want to capture. A RAW image is an original image that your camera captures before it processes into image formats like *.jpg, *.jpeg, *.PNG, etc. And if an image is captured in RAW, no matter what an image looks like, you can always dial back every single aspect of the photo without any loss of details and degrading in your picture quality. It is a two-step process which involves capturing an image and then editing it but at the end of the day, who doesn’t like some added awesomeness?
Best mid-range camera phone to buy this festive season
What are you waiting for? If photography is your cup of tea, the Nova 3i is the perfect suit. And with Huawei’s on-going Dashain offer — where you can win daily as well as bumper prizes — the Huawei Nova 3i should definitely be in your bucket list this festive season.
What do you think of the snappers on the Nova 3i? Will you be getting your hands on the phone this festive season? Feel free to drop down your queries and if you have some shooting experiences.