12 Nov 2019
Decoding the technology behind Mi Note 10's 108MP penta-camera setup
It packs five sensors including two dedicated telephoto lenses and an all-new 1/1.33-inch 108MP image sensor that has been co-developed by Samsung and Xiaomi.
The camera setup has received the highest scores by benchmarking site DxOMark.
Here, we decode its technology.
First, here's a look at the camera specs
The camera setup on the Mi Note 10 comprises a 108MP (f/1.69, OIS) main sensor, paired with a 20MP (f/.2.2, 117-degree) ultra-wide-angle sensor, a 12MP (f/2.0) portrait lens, an 8MP (f/2.0, OIS) telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom, and a 2MP dedicated macro sensor to capture close-up shots.
For the selfie lovers, the phone houses a 32MP (f/2.0) front-facing snapper.
The versatile setup offers as many as four perspectives
The cameras on the Mi Note 10 allow you to take different shots, thanks to perspective compression.
You can get a highly detailed shot from the standard-wide (25mm equivalent) main sensor or you can go ultrawide with the dedicated sensor.
There is also a short telephoto lens that provides 2x zoom (50mm equivalent) while the 5x sensor takes the equivalent focal length to 94mm.
The 108MP camera packs a punch
Further, the primary camera packs the first-ever mobile image sensor to feature a large 1/1.33-inch size which allows it to absorb more light.
This 108MP Quad-Bayer sensor uses pixel merging technology to merge four pixels into one so as to produce brighter and more detailed 27MP images.
The sensor also performs very well in low-light conditions.
Mi Note 10 has topped DxOMark's camera tests
According to the camera benchmarking platform DxOMark, Mi CC9 Pro Edition (Mi Note 10) is the best smartphone camera to date.
With an overall score of 121, the phone has tied with the Huawei Mate 30 Pro for the highest overall camera score of any phone tested by the France-based imaging lab.
It has also managed the highest-ever score of 102 in videos.