And the winner is …
The Lumia 1020 had a lot more trouble with exposure than the P20 Pro. In high contrast scenes and overcast outdoor pictures, the Lumia 1020 would often struggle with blown-out highlights, taking multiple shots and some trial and error to get the right balance. This was problematic with four-second shutter times for each picture — by the time we’d hit the right exposure the outdoor lighting conditions had changed, making a number of outdoor pictures I took useless for a comparison.
Shooting with the Huawei P20 Pro is simply a better experience. It’s faster, spends less time struggling with exposure, and has plenty more options to experiment with, which we haven’t even touched on here.
On the whole, the P20 Pro takes better 40MP pictures too. Outdoor white balance is far more realistic, the detail captured at range is almost always superior. It suffers from less noise, and its dynamic range is notably better too. Low light is a closer tossup, depending on the lighting type, but switch to the P20 Pro’s 10MP pixel-binned option and it emerges as the clear winner.
The P20 Pro's triple camera setup is convoluted and tricky to master but produces the better results.
Huawei’s Hybrid Zoom technology also surprisingly trounces the Lumia’s lossless zoom capabilities, picking out far more detail at similar zoom levels, and extending up to 5X with its combination of software and telephoto hardware. The triple camera configuration isn’t perfect though. Sometimes a cropped 40MP shot produces a better zoom than the hybrid software, particularly for landscapes. The telephoto also lens isn’t always engaged in lower light, resulting in highly variable zoom quality. Credit to the Lumia 1020 in this regard, it’s much more predictable and streamlined due to its powerful single sensor setup.
There’s little doubt the Huawei P20 Pro takes the better pictures, as we would hope given five years of technological iteration. The Lumia 1020’s 41MP sensor was well ahead of its time — it doesn’t even look bad by today’s standards — but the P20 Pro really shows off what can be accomplished if you want high-resolution photography in your pocket.
É um situação recorrente nesse comparativo. O sintoma não aparece apenas nesse "frame"Más fotos qualquer um tira, eu se quiser também o posso fazer com o 1020 ou outro Lumia com Pureview, apesar de todas as suas qualidades...
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