Is this the first film shot on the Huawei P30 Pro?

While there is no way to say which phone was used in making the extremely impressive cinematic video right above, the footage itself strongly suggests that the phone used for it was the upcoming new Huawei P30 Pro and it definitely ups the ante for smartphone cameras.

It's not just the rich colors and surprising lack of noise in the night-time segment of the video, but also those incredible zoomed in shots that you simply cannot get on any other smartphone camera.

A quick reminder: Huawei executives revealed that the Huawei P30 Pro will redefine smartphone cameras in two important ways, first with improvements to low-light photo and video quality, and secondly, with an innovative new zoom system.

Just today, practically the entire spec sheet for the new Huawei P30 Pro leaked out revealing four cameras on the back: a new, 40-megapixel "SuperSpectrum" main camera that is said to use a new type of RYYB (red-yellow-yellow-blue) Bayer filter for better visibility in low-light, a secondary periscope camera that will be able to zoom to the equivalent of 125mm of focal length and will feature the much needed optical stabilization for such a sensor, and then an ultra-wide, 16mm third shooter and a fourth, time-of-flight depth camera. Not least, the phone is listed as having an impressive 32-megapixel front camera.

And here is a quick rundown of the leaked specifications for the Huawei P30 Pro, courtesy of Slashleaks and Winfuture:

As you can see, this shapes up to be quite the powerful specs sheet and Huawei is also rumored to adorn it with a $1,000 price (1,000 euro in Europe), on par with the prices for the latest Apple iPhone XS Max and Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus.

But the cameras alone have the potential to redefine the smartphone shooting experience and we cannot wait to see Huawei officially unveil the P30 Pro on March 26th.

We will be there covering everything about the new P30 Pro, so stay tuned.

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P30 Pro
  • Display 6.5" 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Camera 40 MP / 32 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin 980, Octa-core, 2600 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 4200 mAh



1. rsiders

Posts: 1989; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I was just about to post the link for this under a P30 Pro related article. All I know is I'm getting this phone. Parker Walbeck sold me on the V30 with his excellent video chops and now he's sold me on the P30 Pro. Going to Disney World at the end of the year and I can't think of a better phone to take with me.

2. alanrock

Posts: 326; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

Yippee ki-yay...

3. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Video is impressive, but I think it is due to taken by an expert. Normal people will not be able to take such videos.

6. rsiders

Posts: 1989; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Yes his skills definitely play a huge role but the other things like the zoom are just bonus features anybody can take advantage of. I'm so ready for this.

4. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Nicely done video! P30 pro is impressive indeed.

5. Rafishant

Posts: 402; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Another face video from Huawei

15. mootu

Posts: 1537; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Considering the video is not from Huawei you couldn't be more wrong.

7. LawnBoy

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 23, 2019

Apple's response...."our phones cost more"

8. Abdbaas

Posts: 154; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

Yeah what they dont say if all the equipment they've use for stabilization, extra lenses etc MKBHD did a video following an announcement by apple to show what kind of extra equipment they had required

9. srgonu

Posts: 565; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

In the video, they did mention it is taken handheld.

10. rsiders

Posts: 1989; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

He gives the disclaimer that post editing was done and some use of a three axis gymbal as well so you'd be wrong on that part.

11. Whitedot

Posts: 858; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

It should be written in fat bold capital letters "FOOTAGE WAS EDITED AND COLOUR GRADED " so you know when you buy this phone your results will look crap in comparison to this advertorial.

13. rsiders

Posts: 1989; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Umm if you read the disclaimer in the description he tells you that. You don't see that "footage is edited and color graded" on professional films do you? Everything we see is edited before presentation. Be realistic.

16. Whitedot

Posts: 858; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

YEs I did. Disclaimer should have been on the footage.

17. alanrock

Posts: 326; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

he could put disclaimer on his forehead, and some people would still be unsatisfied...not his fault.

12. KingSam

Posts: 1492; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

He did a video comparing the v30 against a red a while back. I guess he has some reputation but it's all paid stuff. P30 will be great though.

14. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2270; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Amazing video capture and footage. I would certainly say this is the smartphone camera to beat! Everyone Android manufactures and Apple, take note.

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