when my friend bought the new redmi note 9 pro I was extremely intrigued in testing its cameras. but there were restrictions at the Noida delhi border so I waited for a week for them to ease down. and when they didn’t ease down after even a week, I wrapped myself up and hopped onto my bike and made this video.
actually I made the video right after I got the phone and took many shots and videos on it. and now because I am here,here is the note 9 camera review. hey everyone Mukul here. there is a primary camera on the phone with an ultra wide camera and a macro camera, also depth sensor which I dont even care for.
the primary sensor is 48 megapixel and the pixel binning can produce 1.6 micrometer pixels sized images. so the low-light capabilities of the phone should be good. let’s start with daylight pictures first as the day comes before the night and night comes after the day but there’s evening somewhere in between of them.
this first shot was taken from primary camera with auto HDR on the processing on the cropped area of the picture looks a little heavy but no major complaints here. this picture was taken at 2x zoom and as you can see in the cropped shot the details suffered massively as compared to the standard lens shot.
it however loses the extra processing of saturation over the picture. the ultra white shot is just fine like many other phones but the overall dynamic range is maintained well on the shot. this shot is from the terrace’s Terrace, so whole square of Terrace and the same sort of pattern repeats in these pictures too.
first being more vibrant and ultra wide being the most dull. and the obsession here with the dish TV is something I don’t really get though. in this shot the primary sensor actually does good to calm down the sun but in the process of doing so it kind of darkens the hell out of those pigeons.
look at them so happy together pooping all over the place. on this 2x zoom shot because I cut the sky to make the pigeon frame more in focus the frame lit up more. and as we all know the Sun goes up during sunset this shot tested the dynamic range of the primary sensor.
be my guest and judge the shot yourself. but then as we know the sun also knows how to drive itself so instead of going up and decided to move towards right as it was really loving being shot at. but yeah this is just another example of how the color profiles of all three shots varies.
so as you would have already noticed that in each and every shot the levels of color processing changes heavily. the standard lens short was most vibrant and bright and as we reached the ultra wide shot it became a little dull.
the macro shot was impressive though the processing on this one didn’t feel too harsh. a job well done by the sensor. and this goddamn actor who just flew right after this shot, shows how decent the quality of macro shots are from the sensor.
don’t expect flagship grade quality and processing but it isn’t bad. also the flash actually helped retain more details in this case. the front camera was great but it did show signs of over processing all over it.
I mean the sharpness on the cropped image isn’t natural but it’s fine nonetheless. and you would also notice as soon as I change the portrayed mode on the front camera the skies just flipped to being white rather than blue but then then I moved a bit and took the shot again they were blue again.
so I told the sky to quit playing games with my heart and its color correction. here are some video samples from the phone. this is how the video quality is at ultra wide and right now personally believe that the stabilization is quite epic.
it’s really good. this is how the video quality is at the standard lens at 4k resolution. the stabilization is fine. I think the ultra-right was looking quite more stable because it being electrified sensor.
and this is how the video quality is at 2x. I think when you are at 2x more you can’t really change modes between any of the previous examples I just shared. and this is how the video quality is from the front camera at Full HD 30fps it only has 720p 30fps and 1080p 30fps the quality of mic was actually pretty good.
I was impressed by it and having a 4k capable camera on the phone isn’t a bad thing to have – unless you have not experienced editing 4k videos on a five-years-old machine. the slow-mo shots were actually impressive as you can see here the 120 fps can take 1080p footage but the 240 and 960 fps can only take it at 720 P.
also at 960 FPS the phone will automatically decide when to initiate the slow-mo framing at the end of the clip automatically and you can’t really customize that later. it was not completely dark yet but I took some more shots to test the camera.
under more extreme low-light conditions this bulb just aced it by saying fu I ain’t dark myself. but I gotta be honest I was so impressed with this close-up shot. this shot was also quite good but the night mode on the right was more sharper than the standard mode shot.
the night mode also helped in achieving a decent shot here. the ultra white being ultra wide took a poor picture in this comparison. the 2x zoom was definitely better than the ultra wide though. in this shot it was again apparent that somehow the processing of poor lit shots is very better in night mode than the standard mode.
not just for capturing light but in keeping the picture sharp and clean too. the same was again proven in these shots – the plant was way sharper in night mode. literally. and as the night was even night-ier, the night mode shot again excels and proves how good the sensor and a mi’s processing of night mode truly is.
I gotta be honest with you this phone’s camera in low-light with night mode has really impressed me for the pictures. this ultra wide shot let’s just not discuss it okay. even a portrait shot like this was possible with some indirect light on the subject.
the subject was quite happy as you can see thanks for the thumbs up dear subject. on this last shot we took the risk of snapping these pictures without over masks on. so if you don’t see any video from me in the future this is probably why.
the quality of the picture is just fine I won’t say it was able to process much details very well but it wasn’t too bad too. well I guess this is why there’s a note 9 Pro max variant out there with a higher megapixel size sensor on it.
I would like to mention there is no night mode on the front camera though so that’s a bummer hope they do release in a software update in the future. and here are some low-light video samples. so it’s super dark right now and this is how the video quality is at 4k 60fps.
but I think you’ll be viewing it at 30fps obviously so yeah the video performance is like I’m challenging it a lot right now and it’s okay in such kind of extreme low light conditions. so not much to complaint here but yeah it could have been better as I’ve seen in other phones so right now I’ve switched on a single bulb there and this is all the indirect lighting you can see and there are some elements visible now the phone is having a hard time focusing.
but apart from that I would say you would definitely need at least a single light source when you are recording videos in low-light. and this is how the video quality is in ultra wide and I can hardly see anything.
so this is how the video quality is from the front camera and as I move a little far from the bulb you can see and judge how the video is behaving. now you can hardly see me. no I actually I can hardly see myself so yeah the video capability is in low-light is quite average but apart from that very good phone.
the slow mo from the front camera can record up to 720p and even when I took these shots in low light they were quite impressive in terms of quality. well that was a lot of work. so overall I am really impressed with but all the cameras on the note 9 Pro do I’m actually so impressed that I almost don’t want to tell you guys that the camera app kind of kept crashing every now and then during my few hours with the phone.
well I guess that’s just another epic feature of MIUI. but apart from that and it being weaker when it comes to videos in low-light the camera is just epic. all the shots from the rear camera are processed perfectly though they all have different color profiles on them.
but why does it matter. are you really going to shoot avatar from the phone. nope. you just want to take cringy pictures from the phone like many of us for the price at which this phone comes at it’s definitely passed my camera tests only if the videos could have been a little bit better and ultra wide just performed a bit better in low light that would have been an advantage but you don’t get everything in everything you purchase.
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