As soon as we got our hands on the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro, we took it to Macau to grab some photo samples!
Check out the unedited photo samples we took, and see for yourselves why people are saying it has the best cameras they ever used!
HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro : A Quick Primer
The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro (MY | SG | US) is the pinnacle of Chinese smartphone technology, boasting their latest Kirin 990 processor and arguably, the world’s most advanced quad-camera system from Leica!
- 40 MP Cine Camera (f/1.6 aperture)
- 40 MP SuperSensing Wide-Angle Camera (f/1.8 aperture)
- 8 MP Telephoto Camera with 3X optical zoom (f/2.4 aperture)
- 3D Depth Sensing Camera
The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro is particularly popular because of its 40 MP SuperSensing Cine Camera, which supports 4K 60fps video recording, with these groundbreaking features :
- an ISO of up to 51200,
- Cinematic Time-lapse capability,
- real-time video bokeh effect, and
- an ultra-slow motion mode that records at up to 7680 fps!
Recommended : How HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro Captures 7680 FPS Video!
For those who want to buy the HUAWEI Mate30 Pro directly, here are some online purchase links :
Historic Old Macau!
This time, we focused on the streets of peninsular Macau. This is the old, heavily-populated part of Macau where most of the Portuguese-influenced sights like Senado Square is located.
As this part of Macau is heavily-urbanised with many old buildings, it has great character wherever you go – offering great opportunities for street photography.
As usual, we took these photo samples using the Auto mode with no manual adjustments – because this is precisely how the vast majority of smartphone users take their photos!
HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro Photo Showcase : Macau!
We started the day with noodles and congee at Rua dos Mercadores. Note how congested the city looks – the buildings here are at least seven stories tall.
We resized this photo to ensure it loads quickly, but the detail in the original photo is amazing – you can zoom Into the balcony of the residential units and check out what plants they have in their mini-garden, or what clothes they hung out to dry!
This view of Rua Central emphasises the congestion in this part of Macau that cramps about 600,000 residents in just 8.5 square kilometres.
This photo shows pretty good control of the highlights and shadows. The sun was really bright, beating down mercilessly on the residences on the left, while the rest were in shadows.
The highlights were slightly overblown, but it did a good job of preserving details in the shadows. You can clearly read the small signboards further down the road.
Just off Rua Central is this unique green-coloured Theatro Dom Pedro V. (伯多祿五世劇院) | Dom Pedro V Theatre.
Built to commemorate King Pedro V of Portugal, this neo-classical building now hosts orchestral performances, opera and musical festivals.
Again, the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro (MY | SG | US) opts to let the highlights blow out a little, in exchange for preserving details in the shadows. You can clearly make out the man standing next to the pillar, as well as details of the theatre’s ornate windows and doors.
On arrival at the A-Ma Temple, we find it bustling with lion and dragon dance troupes preparing for the Macau International Parade!
It was a really bright day – you can see some glare from the bright sun in the upper right quadrant. Yet, you can zoom in and clearly see the faces of each person in this picture, even though they are in the shadows.
We stepped inside the A-Ma Temple for a short respite from the crowds outside. Built in 1488 to worship the Chinese sea goddess Mazu, it is the oldest temple in Macau!
But more importantly – you can clearly see the craggy texture of the boulder, as well as the stone stairs, even though they are in the shadows.
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