Redmi Note 9 Pro (India) Camera Review
when my friend bought the new redmi note9 pro I was extremely intrigued in testing its cameras. but there wererestrictions at the Noida delhi border so I waited for a week for them to easedown. and when they didn’t ease down after even a week, I wrapped myself upand hopped onto my bike and made this video. actually I made the video rightafter I got the phone and took many shots and videos on it.
and now because Iam here,here is the note 9 camera review. hey everyone Mukul here. there is a primarycamera on the phone with an ultra wide camera and a macro camera, also depthsensor which I dont even care for. the primary sensor is 48 megapixel andthe pixel binning can produce 1.6 micrometer pixels sized images. so thelow-light capabilities of the phone should be good.
let’s start with daylightpictures first as the day comes before the night and night comes after the daybut there’s evening somewhere in between of them. this first shot was taken fromprimary camera with auto HDR on the processing on the cropped area of thepicture looks a little heavy but no major complaints here. this picture wastaken at 2x zoom and as you can see in the cropped shot the details sufferedmassively as compared to the standard lens shot.
it however loses the extraprocessing of saturation over the picture. the ultra white shot is justfine like many other phones but the overall dynamic range is maintained wellon the shot. this shot is from the terrace’s Terrace, so whole square ofTerrace and the same sort of pattern repeats in these pictures too. firstbeing more vibrant and ultra wide being the most dull.
and the obsession here withthe dish TV is something I don’t really get though. in this shot the primarysensor actually does good to calm down the sun but in the process of doingso it kind of darkens the hell out of those pigeons. look at them so happytogether pooping all over the place. on this 2x zoom shot because I cut the skyto make the pigeon frame more in focus the frame lit up more.
and as we all knowthe Sun goes up during sunset this shot tested the dynamic range of the primarysensor. be my guest and judge the shot yourself. but thenas we know the sun also knows how to drive itself so instead of going up anddecided to move towards right as it was really loving being shot at. but yeahthis is just another example of how the color profiles of all three shotsvaries. so as you would have already noticed that in each and every shot thelevels of color processing changes heavily. the standard lens short was mostvibrant and bright and as we reached the ultra wide shot it became a little dull.
the macro shot was impressive though the processing on this one didn’t feel tooharsh. a job well done by the sensor. and this goddamn actor who just flew rightafter this shot, shows how decent the quality of macro shots are from thesensor. don’t expect flagship grade quality andprocessing but it isn’t bad. also the flash actually helped retain moredetails in this case. the front camera was greatbut it did show signs of over processing all over it. I mean the sharpness on thecropped image isn’t natural but it’s fine nonetheless.
and you would alsonotice as soon as I change the portrayed mode on the front camera the skies justflipped to being white rather than blue but then then I moved a bit and took theshot again they were blue again. so I told the sky to quit playing games withmy heart and its color correction. here are some video samples from the phone.this is how the video quality is at ultra wide and right now personallybelieve that the stabilization is quite epic. it’s really good. this is how thevideo quality is at the standard lens at 4k resolution.
the stabilization is fine.I think the ultra-right was looking quite more stable because it beingelectrified sensor. and this is how the video quality is at 2x. I thinkwhen you are at 2x more you can’t really change modes between any of the previousexamples I just shared. and this is how the video quality is from the frontcamera at Full HD 30fps it only has 720p 30fps and 1080p 30fps the quality of mic was actually prettygood.
I was impressed by it and having a 4k capable camera on the phone isn’t abad thing to have – unless you have not experienced editing 4k videos on afive-years-old machine. the slow-mo shots were actually impressive as you can seehere the 120 fps can take 1080p footage but the 240 and 960 fps can only take itat 720 P. also at 960 FPS the phone will automatically decide when toinitiate the slow-mo framing at the end of the clip automatically and you can’treally customize that later.
it was not completely dark yet but I took some moreshots to test the camera. under more extreme low-light conditions this bulbjust aced it by saying fu I ain’t dark myself. but I gotta be honest I was soimpressed with this close-up shot. this shot was also quite good but the nightmode on the right was more sharper than the standard mode shot. the nightmode also helped in achieving a decent shot here.
the ultra white being ultrawide took a poor picture in this comparison. the 2x zoom wasdefinitely better than the ultra wide though. in this shot it was againapparent that somehow the processing of poor litshots is very better in night mode than the standard mode. not just for capturinglight but in keeping the picture sharp and clean too. the same was again proven inthese shots – the plant was way sharper in night mode.
literally. and as the nightwas even night-ier, the night mode shot again excels and proves how good thesensor and a mi’s processing of night mode truly is. I gotta be honest with youthis phone’s camera in low-light with night mode has really impressed me forthe pictures. this ultra wide shot let’s just not discuss it okay. even a portraitshot like this was possible with some indirect light on the subject. thesubject was quite happy as you can see thanks for the thumbs up dear subject.
onthis last shot we took the risk of snapping these pictures without overmasks on. so if you don’t see any video from me in the future this is probablywhy. the quality of the picture is just fine I won’t say it was able to processmuch details very well but it wasn’t too bad too. well I guess this iswhy there’s a note 9 Pro max variant out there with a higher megapixel sizesensor on it.
I would like to mention there is no night mode on the frontcamera though so that’s a bummer hope they do release in a software update inthe future. and here are some low-light video samples. so it’s super darkright now and this is how the video quality is at 4k 60fps. but I thinkyou’ll be viewing it at 30fps obviously so yeah the video performance is likeI’m challenging it a lot right now and it’s okay in such kind of extreme lowlight conditions.
so not much to complaint here but yeah it could havebeen better as I’ve seen in other phones so right now I’ve switched on a singlebulb there and this is all the indirect lighting you can see and there are someelements visible now the phone is having a hard time focusing. but apart from thatI would say you would definitely need at least a single light source when you arerecording videos in low-light. and this is how the video quality is in ultrawide and I can hardly see anything.
so this is how the video quality is fromthe front camera and as I move a little far from the bulbyou can see and judge how the video is behaving. now you can hardly see me. no Iactually I can hardly see myself so yeah the video capability is in low-light isquite average but apart from that very good phone. the slow mo from the frontcamera can record up to 720p and even when I took these shots in low lightthey were quite impressive in terms of quality. well that was a lot of work.
sooverall I am really impressed with but all the cameras on the note 9 Pro do I’mactually so impressed that I almost don’t want to tell you guys that thecamera app kind of kept crashing every now and then during my few hours withthe phone. well I guess that’s just another epic feature of MIUI. but apartfrom that and it being weaker when it comes to videos in low-light the camerais just epic. all the shots from the rear camera are processed perfectly thoughthey all have different color profiles on them.
but why does it matter. are youreally going to shoot avatar from the phone. nope. you just want to take cringypictures from the phone like many of us for the price at which this phone comesat it’s definitely passed my camera tests only if the videos could have been alittle bit better and ultra wide just performed a bit better in low light thatwould have been an advantage but you don’t get everything in everything youpurchase.