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Huawei P40 Pro: a 50MP portrait powerhouse

Huawei P40 Pro: a 50MP portrait powerhouse
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Phenomenal photography is no longer limited to professional photographers! With more megapixels than most DSLRs or mirrorless cameras, the Huawei P40 Pro (opens in new tab) packs the power of a pro portrait studio into your pocket.

Thanks to its incredible marriage of technology – a Leica-engineered camera unit, 50MP image sensor and cutting-edge AI imaging algorithms – the Huawei P40 Pro (opens in new tab) delivers results that would normally require expensive camera equipment and years of technical knowhow. 

At the heart of this is the Ultra Vision Leica Quad Camera. For ultimate resolution with superb low light performance, high dynamic range and low noise, the headline 50MP Ultra Vision Camera boasts a fast f/1.9 aperture, large 1/1.28-inch sensor as well as dependable Octa Phase Detect Autofocus to ensure that your subject stays sharp. 

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The Huawei P40 Pro's Ultra Vision Leica Quad Camera, featuring a 50MP main sensor (Image credit: Huawei)

For shooting multiple subjects or environmental portraiture, switch to the 40MP Ultra Wide Angle Camera – ideal for group shots, or images where the scene adds context to your subject. This fast f/1.8 camera is a fantastic low light performer, whether shooting stills or video.  

Whether you want to capture a front row view at a wedding, or you're observing social distancing while taking portraits of your friends, the amazing zoom capabilities of the 12MP Telephoto Camera come into their own. 

With its 50x maximum zoom and rock-solid image stabilization, you can get killer shots from afar – making it ideal for attending a gig by your favorite band, a game at your team’s home stadium, or even visiting a wild animal’s natural habitat. Distance no longer stops you getting the definitive shot!

Topping it off is the 3D Depth Sensing Camera, delivering real-time depth detection that enables you to create professional-level bokeh effects without the expensive additional lenses required by traditional cameras.

Go from 5x Optical Zoom, to 10x Hybrid Zoom, all the way to 50x Max Zoom with the Huawei P40 Pro (Image credit: Huawei)

The powerhouse photo performance isn’t limited to the rear camera system, though. You can take selfies worthy of a studio with the depth-detecting 32MP front camera, with intelligent lighting and color adjustment to ensure that you look your best no matter how gloomy your surroundings – and it features intelligent multi-focus with distortion correction for perfect group selfies. 

Of course, there’s more to taking killer images than just pressing the shutter. Editing gurus invest large amounts of time and money in post-production software to clean up their shots – but the Huawei P40 Pro can do all the magic for you, ‘in-camera’, with its Golden Snap AI technology. 

Taking a photograph where timing is everything, like a group jumping shot? Want to make sure that nobody in your image is blinking? AI Best Moment captures a series of shots and uses artificial intelligence to recognize and recommend up to three of the best moments for you to choose from. 

The Huawei P40 Pro boasts features like AI Remove Reflection, to intelligently remove your reflections (Image credit: Huawei)

How many of your photos have been ruined by tourists, pedestrians, or photobombers walking in the back of your frame? That’s a thing of the past with AI Remove Passersby, which combines multiple images to provide you with a clean, people-free background.

Ever tried to photograph the stunning view through a window at a hotel or in a tall building? Record that beautiful dress in a shop window? Or capture the movements of fish or animals behind the glass at a zoo or museum, only to have your own reflection ruin the shot? Use the AI Remove Reflection function to take your reflection out of the image. 

Ultimate resolution. Ultimate low light performance. Ultimate AI editing. Whether you want to be behind the camera capturing publication-worthy portraiture, or you want to wow the world with a studio-standard selfie, the Huawei P40 Pro is a portrait powerhouse that fits right in your pocket. 

The Huawei P40 Pro is £899 (RRP) and available in the colours Silver Frost, Blush Gold and Black. It also comes with 50GB free cloud storage (for one year) and 6 months free Huawei Music. Visit the Huawei Store to buy or find out more. (opens in new tab)

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