Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs Olympus OM-D E-M1: The Travel Cameras

Jessie just got her new Huawei Mate 20 Pro cell phone. It had many interesting camera features such as the crazy night mode and 16mm ultra wide angle lens. Tonight (Day 2), we went to play with the phone at Olympus Oval. At the same time, We brought our travel camera Olympus OM-D E-M1 (with Viltrox EF-M2 0.71x AF + Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6) instead of Canon 5D Mark III as fair comparison.

*Jessie didn't choose 40 mega pixel mode but 10 mega pixel mode by mistake*
*E-M1 photos processed by Adobe Lightroom 6.14 (by Raymond)*
*Mate 20 Pro photos processed by Adobe PhotoShop Express Android version (by Jessie)*

E-M1 (m4/3 system) didn't have good ISO performance was a fact. However, its IBIS was a great thing for travel photography. We could take sharp photos at 1/3s shutter at most of the time. Tonight, we used ISO800-1600 + f/2.8 and hand-held in the low light environment.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro's Night Mode operation was like... Press the shutter and hold it for about 3 to 4 seconds. Of course, the photos were not professional-like quality but they are 80-90% quality of E-M1's (even at 10mp) on screen. Mate 20 Pro's photos were totally usable for leisure.

Surely, Mate 20 Pro has the ability to take much better photos (than this day 2 photos) after we understand more about its camera feature. We will show you more when we can get the most out of it.

Raymond & Jessie
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