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The advances that mobile photography has experienced in the last five years have served companies to bring the experience of a professional camera closer to the user on foot. In addition to the physical improvements that sensor manufacturers have been incorporating over the years, the nerve center of a good part of the novelties is related to image processing thanks to improvements in artificial intelligence and the arrival of chips photo specific. The perfect synapse between these two premises finally has a name: vivo X80 Pro.
In addition to developing its own image processor, the Asian firm has provided all kinds of sensors and lenses to raise the photographic experience to another level. Candidate for mobile film of the year, vivo’s new commitment focuses on offering the best results in its field, such as night photography, video recording or portrait photography. And all this with the signature of ZEISS, the largest manufacturer of optics in the world, which has been in charge of collaborating in the development of optics and Artificial Intelligence algorithms in the vivo V1+, the processor designed by the company.
|vivo X80 Pro|
|Screen||6.78 inches with AMOLED LTPO technology, WQHD + resolution (3,200 x 1,440 pixels) and 120 Hz refresh rate|
|main chamber||– Samsung ISOCELL GNV 50 megapixel main sensor and focal aperture f / 1.57 with optical stabilization
– 48-megapixel Sony IMX598 secondary sensor with 114º wide-angle lens and f/2.2 focal aperture
– Sony IMX663 tertiary sensor for Portrait mode of 12 megapixels and focal aperture f / 1.85 with optical stabilization by gimbal system
– 8 megapixel quaternary sensor with 5x periscope lens and f/3.4 focal aperture with optical stabilization
|selfie camera||32 megapixel main sensor and focal aperture f / 2.45|
|camera modes||High Resolution, Night, Portrait, Photo, Video, Pro, Panorama, Motion Photo, Slow Motion, Fast Motion, Augmented Reality Stickers, Super Moon, Ultra HD Document, Astro Mode, Pro Sport Mode, Long Exposure, Double Exposure, Dual view video, AI group portrait…|
|Internal memory||256 GB of type UFS 3.1|
|Processor and RAM||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
|Drums||4,700 mAh with 80 W fast charging and 50 W wireless charging|
|Operating system||Android 12 under Funtouch OS 12 Global|
|connections||Wi-Fi 5 and 6, 5G SA and NSA, 4G LTE, USB type C, NFC for mobile payments, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS (BeiDou, GLONASS and Galileo)…|
|SIM||Dual nano SIM|
|Design||glass and metal
Water and dust resistance through IP68 certification
|Dimensions||164.57 x 75.30 x 9.10 millimeters and 219 grams of weight|
|Featured Features||Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor on the screen, facial unlocking through software, customizable sound modes, high-fidelity sound chip…|
|Release date||Starting July 1|
Bring light where there is none with the highly sensitive camera
The main sensor of the vivo X80 Pro is the one that is responsible for acting in most day-to-day situations, either at night or in somewhat more conventional settings, such as nature or the city. But to know its benefits, it is necessary to talk about its physical capabilities. We talk about a 50 megapixel sensor, with optical image stabilization through lenses and focal aperture f / 1.57.
It is the combination of these last two elements that serves the 50 megapixel sensor to get light from where there is none. Due to the physical limitations of embedded sensors in mobile phones, most manufacturers they are forced to resort to a long exposure process to obtain light in dimly lit settingswhich forces us to support the device on some surface or hold it with a certain calm.
Thanks to the stabilization system that the vivo X80 Pro incorporates, the camera is capable of reducing vibrations generated by movement, something that also applies to video recording. To this we must add the amplitude offered by the focal aperture, which is the element that determines the degree of opening of the lens to capture light. The result? Vivid and bright images, without noise and with a level of detail more typical of a cinematographic camera.
The landscape is better seen with more open eyes
And also with a wide-angle camera, which in this case operates on a 48-megapixel sensor, with f/2.2 focal aperture and a viewing angle of no less than 114º. Wider than a conventional lens, the camera is capable of capturing everything on the horizon and beyond.
With a wider focal aperture than the industry standard, its use is compatible with night scenes or those that do not have enough lighting. A sunset, the throb of the city lights, El Retiro Park… The limit is in the imagination.
A ZEISS signature Studio Portrait mode
vivo’s collaboration with ZEISS is made effective through the dedicated Portrait mode camera. Of 12 megapixels and focal aperture f/1.85, the sensor has the same stabilization system that we could find in models such as the vivo X60, a system that simulates the operation of a gimbal to further reduce vibrations. Equivalent to a conventional 50-millimeter sensor, the sensor is capable of generating a natural Bokeh to blur the background of the subject we want to focus on.
For its part, ZEISS technology allows you to generate different styles, such as Sonnar or Planar-style bokeh, in addition to the well-known Biota, Distagon and cinematic-style blur. Likewise, the algorithms designed by means of Artificial Intelligence allow it to operate in the same way at night, retouching the treatment of the skin in low-light scenarios.
This same system is able to operate in scenes with different subjects, paying equal attention to each person’s face to ensure a certain level of clarity in group portrait photos. The laser focus sensor allows, at the same time, to focus quickly both when capturing images and recording videos.
ZEISS work does not stop at one camera
As a leading technology company in its sector, ZEISS has collaborated both in the construction of the cameras and in the design of certain algorithms. On the one hand, Natural Color mode takes advantage of the Artificial Intelligence perception engine designed by ZEISS to capture colors as close to what the human eye can see. Video recording via Cinematic Video Bokeh mode also takes advantage of the manufacturer’s technology, recreating the shapes of cinematic Bokeh with a unique and realistic touch.
In the hardware part we find a anti-reflective coating developed by the company itself to reduce the effect ghosting and the reflections on the lens, guaranteeing the quality and colors of the image. Also, the high transmittance glass lens is capable of capturing light in greater detail to improve the sharpness of photographs.
Life, in detail, looks better
And with zoom, too. To obtain the maximum level of detail, Vivo has opted for an 8 megapixel sensor with a 5x periscope lens and f/3.4 focal aperture. The combination of this lens with Artificial Intelligence algorithms allows you to get 5x optical and 60x digital zoom levelbeing able to capture what the eye cannot see with the naked eye, such as the orography of the Moon or the flight of birds through modes such as Supermoon or Photo with movement.
Since the camera app allows us to play with the zoom level gradually, we can get closer to our subject without taking a single step forward. And thanks to the camera’s periscope lens, the quality of the images will be very similar to what we can obtain with the rest of the sensors.
The vivo V1+ chip puts the magic through computational photography
The icing on the cake is the image processor developed by vivo itself, also known as ISP or Image Signal Processor for its acronym in English. We are talking about the vivo V1+, which is in charge of processing aspects such as the color of the images, the level of blur in Bokeh mode or the reduction of vibrations when recording videos. In addition to the treatment that the chip applies to images and videos in real time, vivo has developed more than a dozen modes to take full advantage of it, such as the Motion Photo mode or the Professional Sports mode, which is able to preserve the focus of moving subjects without more effort than raising the mobile phone at the height of the scene that we want to record or photograph.
This processor is also capable of working with double exposure systems, which allows us to deal with lights and shadows independently without affecting the final quality of the images. Dual view video mode allows us to record video with two cameras at the same time, while the Supermoon mode adapts the parameters of the image to the perfect conditions so that we do not have to resort to the manual adjustments of the application. And what about the Astronomical mode, which plays with long exposures to capture stars and our own galaxy without telescopes or tripods.