The two lenses of Huawei's funky new P9 smartphone
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The two lenses of Huawei's funky new P9 smartphone

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[MUSIC] While we have a new flag ship smart phone to shout about, and it's called the P nine. The P nine packs a whole heat of high end tech, but here I specifically want to talk about it's unusual camera. Wally has partnered with high end photography brand Leica for the P nine While LEICA hasn't provided any hardware for the phone, [UNKNOWN] has said that the overall is sufficient for LEICA to at least certify the phone. The first thing you'll notice about it is that it has not one, but two cameras. While they both have 12 megapixel sensors, only one of them shoots in color. The other shoots in black and white. This is for a couple of reasons. First of all Huawei reckons this will let you snap much more natural looking black and white shots than simply using a black and white filter. By pairing the black and white and the color sensors in a single shot however, Huawei claims the P9 can shoot vibrant color pictures with the high contrast provided by the black and white sensor Having two lenses also allows the phone to make a decent judgement at how far away an object is. This enables the phone to pick out that subject from it's background and then artificially blur the background, mimicking the shallow depth of field effect that you can normally only achieve with a DSLR. You can alter the amount of depth of field you want after you've taken See the image as well, along with being able to refocus the shot and selectively apply filters to the subject in the foreground. You also find a variety of other shooting modes on board as well, including HDR, panorama, beauty mode and a manual mode which lets you set your own shutter speed and ISO. Its early days yet but I have already been impressed by some of the results I have got from the phenom camera. I am really looking forward to getting to grips with it, to see if the like and branding lives up to expectations.

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