The Xiaomi Mi6 is the first flagship from the manufacturer to tout a dual-camera lens configuration at the back. Both lenses feature a 12MP sensor, and with features like Portrait Mode and 2X Lossless Zoom, the company has made several advances towards the optics, as these official camera samples reveal.
12MP Dual-Cameras Come With OIS and the Portrait Mode Cleverly Blurs the Background for a Shallow Depth of Field
According to Xiaomi, the rear side compromises up of a 12MP wide-angle lens plus another 12MP telephoto lens and calls it the first 5.15-inch smartphone to feature this configuration. The wide-angle lens will be able to capture more content without the user changing positions while the telephoto lens is able to zoom into the object and capture both images and video without losing quality.
Burying the 5X Optical Zoom rumor, the Xiaomi Mi6 comes with a 2X Lossless Zoom feature that also possesses 10X Digital Zoom if you are capturing still images. The company has not detailed the level of digital zoom the user will be able to take advantage of while capturing video. While the rear camera setup features hardware stabilization, Xiaomi is yet to detail if both lens feature OIS or just one of them. Looks like we will be able to find this out when early adopters get their hands on the phone.
As stated earlier, Mi6 also comes with Portrait Mode, a feature that was exclusively available on the iPhone 7 Plus. Though the feature will work ideally outdoors, using the magic of hardware and software, you will be able to capture an image while extensively blurring the background, which is similar to the effect that you get when you snap images with a DSLR camera.
Xiaomi also states that its Mi6 features 4-axis OIS, which reduces camera shake regardless of which position you hold the smartphone to snap those images.
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