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Xiaomi Mi 6 has a dual camera like the iPhone 7 Plus: Portrait mode and first photo samples

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Xiaomi Mi 6 has a dual camera like the iPhone 7 Plus: Portrait mode and first photo samples

Xiaomi has made a name for itself in China over the past couple of years for its flash sales of phones with great value for the money. And today, it has announced its most important phone for the year: the flagship Xiaomi Mi 6. And it has a dual camera with a special portrait effect just like the iPhone 7 Plus.

What is this new dual camera all about and how good its pictures are?

First, let's look at the camera system itself: we have two 12-megapixel sensors, one with a wide-angle lens and the secondary one with a 'telephoto', 52mm lens that you can use to create a shallow depth of field effect. Many phones ship with dual cameras these days, but it seems that Xiaomi has done the work in software to make this portrait effect fairly accurate: look at just how well it is able to isolate the subject from the background, and even the hair is detected properly. Well done, Xiaomi!


Next up, we have a big collection of photos captured with both cameras on the Mi 6, including the regular, wide-angle one. These photo samples are provided by Xiaomi itself and are captured on the Mi 6, but keep in mind that Xiaomi took the time to find the perfect photos to illustrate best the capabilities of its camera. It all looks pretty good at first sight.

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posted on 19 Apr 2017, 04:17 3

1. raky_b (Posts: 232; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


i remember how good photos taken by Mi5 in their promos ware

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 22:17

7. yoghibawono (Posts: 234; Member since: 04 May 2016)


it is good though. The robust manual mode is there to be used. :\

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 04:23 3

2. abdoualgeria (Posts: 731; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


Bull s**t

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 05:26

3. Spyro (Posts: 242; Member since: 29 Mar 2017)


Is it just me or do the focus shots look grainy as hell. I know Apple wasn't the first to implement dual cameras but at least they done it right.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 06:09

4. Victor.H (Posts: 774; Member since: 27 May 2011)


I guess you are referring to the level of detail. Let's clarify that those are not full sized pictures, but are downsized by Xiaomi itself, so the actual sharpness could and should be better in full-size photos from the camera.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 07:59

5. kishore3k (Posts: 98; Member since: 11 Mar 2016)


those who want to see hand on images of MI6 goto gizmo china website (All colours)

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 10:48

6. NarutoKage14 (Posts: 854; Member since: 31 Aug 2016)


Depth of field effects don't actually make a picture look any better.

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