When the biggest of the chipset manufacturers are putting their focus into using technology for the betterment of the cameras, you know that this segment has become so important to the users. After all, what the user asks first in most of the cases is on how well does the battery perform, and then comes the question about the camera. Is the camera good enough to capture pictures in low light? will it be able to take photos with good colors? These type of questions are never ending.
Several brands are attempting their best to bring out the best in the cameras, but only a few of them succeed in it. What a user expects is the easiest way to capture the best picture, without having to run through the guides to run the professional mode and take a picture after spending minutes for that. After all, the very moment doesn’t come again and doesn’t wait for you to set things up to capture it. One such brand that has been tackling the issue and keeping it ‘easy’ for the users is Huawei.
As was the case with the Huawei P9, the dual-lens camera on the back did a wonderful job and Huawei has no problems in bringing the same combination in the Honor 8, the latest in the Honor series to not just have a good camera but a brilliant design and a swift performance to add to it. Now, one might wonder what’s the big deal with the dual cameras and why the mention of “light” here.
Light has a lot to do with the dual-lens camera setup. Light is important for any camera capture. Without proper light, you either end up getting a dark shot, or a software-enhanced capture brings in a lot of noise in the capture. This is a regular scenario and you cannot blame a smartphone for that because these slim and small sensors only have a scope of improvement. Unless, a camera hardware enhancement is done to change things radically. Dual-camera scenario is here since about a couple of years but the practical purpose of having two camera lenses that work together in bringing out a perfect capture is being seen now, and that’s what Honor 8 is all about.
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Let us see how the camera on the Honor 8 is able to capture more light. It is the dual-lens camera setup but how different is it from the others? An easy comparison would tell that the dual-camera setup on LG G5 helps in wider pictures, the one on iPhone 7 Plus helps in optical zoom, but Huawei has kept the use case different here. Two lenses come with different sensors, which are technically the same but some changes have made it a completely different scenario.
The first lens on the Honor 8 has a standard sensor that captures the color information that it sees, while the second one has the same sensor with the top layer removed, so the ability to capture color is lost. Now, doesn’t that mean you will see a compromise with the colors. The one sensor that is meant to do that is enough to do the color capture job pretty well, and thus, the second sensor is kept limited to whites and blacks.
Well, limiting it to white and blacks doesn’t mean anything directly. Getting rid of the color filter allows for 300% more light to pass through the sensor and that’s where lies the magic of capturing more light. So, when the extra amount of light passes in, two important parameters are achieved – brightness and details.
The RGB sensor captures the colors, while the monochrome sensor (the RGB sensor without color filter) captures the details and makes the image brighter. The merging is of details from both is instantaneous and you don’t have to wait for the picture to be captured and processed to see the final output.
The result of two cameras working together is not just for letting the user adjust the focus later, which is anyway possible just like how it is on most of the dual-lens camera smartphones, but it is more for giving out brighter and better captures than what would have been possible with a standard smartphone camera in the same conditions.
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