Well-known blogger Marques Brownlee, known under the nickname MKBHD, who has more than 15 million subscribers on YouTube, has published a large English-language review of the camera of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra smartphone.
Recall that the novelty went on sale in China, while the manufacturer does not plan to sell the device in other regions. The biggest highlight of the Xiaomi Mi 12S Ultra is that it is equipped with a one-inch 50MP IMX989 sensor, co-developed with Sony. The pixel size is 3.2μm, which provides excellent noise reduction capability, large dynamic range and excellent detail. All three rear lenses support 8K video recording.
Marques Brownlee highlighted the strengths and weaknesses of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra camera phone, and also published many photos and videos. To start with, the 50-megapixel camera with the largest image sensor on the smartphone market is not in the center of the round module, but on the left. In the center is an ultra-wide-angle camera.
“Yes, this camera is phenomenal and really very good in most scenarios,” says Marques Brownlee. The main 50-megapixel camera provides great detail, and also “can take really really good photos where other flagships take just fine pictures.”
Special mention deserved the speed of operation of the auto focus system and the shutter. The camera allows you to take clear pictures of objects in motion without blurring. In night scenarios, the flagship smartphone Galxy S22 Ultra clearly loses to the new product.
The smartphone has been criticized because of the strangely working algorithms when recording videos. In short: the viewfinder displays one with smooth zoom and switching between lenses, and the picture shifts in the final video.
Also, the reviewer did not like that when shooting objects nearby, the main camera blurs the leading edge of the image too much, forcing you to switch to a wide-angle camera, which has completely different color reproduction parameters, extended dynamic range, and so on.