Much has been said about the quality of the Huawei P30 Pro camera, specifically its ability to snap relatively clear images of the Moon. You know, that thing in the night sky that is about 384 400 km away.
How to capture the moon with a Huawei P30 Pro
I was sceptical. I tried it. Now I’m a believer. Here’s how to take images of the moon with just your Huawei P30 Pro, no additional equipment required. Although, a tripod would make it easier.
Open the phone’s camera.
Find the Moon; aim your phone at the Moon.
Spread two fingers apart in the viewfinder to zoom in to 50x. Try holding it as still as possible. (This is where the tripod comes in handy.)
After the AI in your phone identifies the moon, your camera will automatically recommend the‘Moon Mode.’
Take the photo whenever you’re ready.
Rinse and repeat, take as many photos as you want and marvel at how far we’ve come since Nokia 5110 was the in-thing.
Congratulations, you did it.
No, for real. You are done. It’s really that simple. It takes a while for the AI to locate the Moon and you’ll find that it doesn’t really focus on the Moon for the first few seconds.
I’m assuming this would be easier with a tripod and will test that theory out in due course. Other than that, I’m pretty impressed with how my photos came out. See for yourself. The first image was taken without zooming, just to give you an idea of how far the moon really is.
My Moon shots
This first photo was taken with a Huawei P Smart 2019. There’s nothing special about it; it’s just to give an idea of what a moon shot would like on a ‘normal’ phone.
The second photo was taken during the partial lunar eclipse earlier this week. Note however, that this wasn’t snapped in Huawei’s Moon Mode, just normal 50x zoom
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