The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro is one of the terminals with the best quality / price ratio, if we take into account the features of your camera. We are facing a device with four sensors at its rear, among which the main 64 megapixel stands out. Although good photos should be practically assured, we can always do something to improve the results, that’s why we are going to tell you a few tricks to take better photos with the Redmi Note 8 Pro.
The terminal boasts power in its cameras and although we begin to see the first 108 megapixel sensors, the Redmi Note 8 Pro sports a powerful main sensor, ISOCELL Bright GW1 with a size of 1 / 1.7 inches and capable of taking photos of 64 MP, that is 9248 x 6936 pixels (326 x 244 centimeters).
We also found an 8MP wide angle camera with f / 2.2 aperture and that has a sensor size of 1/4 ″ and a pixel size of 1.12μm. This lens aims to take panoramic landscape captures with a greater viewing angle. We also find a dedicated 2MP macro lens, with an f / 2.4 aperture and a pixel size of 1.7μm. This lens aims to take images at close range without loss of detail. The last 2MP sensor is intended to obtain depth information and help blur in portrait mode, that is, achieve the famous “bokeh” effect.
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Install the GCAM
A large part of the users of Redmi Note 8 Pro, and other compatible terminals, report that the Google app greatly improves the results obtained when shooting. Remember that the GCAM is designed for Google Pixels, but the developer community adapts its code to make it compatible with other terminals. The processing of the images made by Google software often exceeds the native applications of other manufacturers.
To install the GCam we will only have to install the APK as with any other app. However, we will have to make sure that we have activated the installation of unknown origins. Later we will have to install the XML configuration files . To do this we will have to create a folder in the root of the internal memory with the name “Gcam” and within this we must create another called “Configs”.
Within this last folder you must put the previously downloaded configuration XML files. Then we will go to the GCam app and we will play twice in a row on an empty space inside the app. When the pop-up message appears, click on “restore” to apply the configuration.
Use Manual Mode (Pro)
The terminal is optimized to be able to get the best possible photos with the Automatic Mode, which is the one that most users usually use. However, activating the manual mode will open a new range of options with which we can gradually understand better how the terminal works. In addition, it is the ideal option when Automatic Mode is not able to give us the expected result in a given scene.
With this adjustment we can determine the color tone of the image. If the image turns out to be a very warm reddish brown or orange tone, then we can touch on the option of light bulb or sun and it will give us a cooler tone , either to counteract the tone or because we want to give another look to the image consciously
With this factor we will measure the light input in the camera sensor of our mobile, so the lower the focal aperture value, the sharper the image will be. For example, in night images in which you want to achieve great detail of the sky and stars, a value of 100 may be ideal if you need the maximum image width.
Here we will control the time that the sensor will be exposed to the light input , which is measured in seconds and fractions of a second. The lower the value we get the better we can capture a still image. This is why in many cases, an image is moved because the capture time with a higher value is longer and a total stillness is required before shooting.
This value allows us to control how illuminated the photo will be, retaining more or less light . The higher its value, the more light the sensor picks up but obviously it also receives more interference, which is called noise.
64 megapixel mode
To get the full power of the Redmi Note 8 Pro, we will have to activate the 64 megapixel mode, which is located in the options carousel of the camera. We must bear in mind that the photos can weigh around 20 megabytes in some cases, but we will have in our hand the best possible quality offered by the mobile.
Activate HDR Mode
Unfortunately, the Redmi Note 8 Pro arrives with the HDR mode disabled by default, so many users will not realize what they are missing until they dive through the terminal options. This mode enhances the colors of the photos, including dark tones to achieve a more spectacular result. In addition, in the case of Redmi Note 8 Pro, you will avoid some burns that occur with Automatic Mode from time to time.
The nearby photos are a visual spectacle that begins to take a lot of importance in the current mobiles. The macro camera of the Redmi Note 8 Pro is enough to capture close details up to 2 centimeters away . For this we will have to find an environment with sufficient light and activate the macro mode in the camera, which is the “flower” icon that appears in the camera options.
Shoot with headphones
This is a great trick to get a focus on keeping the mobile as still as possible. If we connect the headphones, the call button will serve as a shutter to shoot, so we can hold the phone firmly with one hand while with the other we activate the shutter button.
Clean the lenses
Keeping the lenses clean is a task that should be done almost daily . Occasionally and although no dirt is visible, the accumulated dust can adversely affect the sharpness of the images. The classic suede or cloth to clean the glasses should be enough to clean the four rear sensors of the Note 8 Pro.