Huawei P30 Pro receives TWAN certification for smartphone astrophotography

Last Updated: Tue, Apr 16, 2019 16:50 hrs
Huawei P30 Pro (Image Courtesy: Huawei)

Disrupting the smartphone photography space once and for all, Huawei's latest flagship device, the Huawei P30 Pro has achieved yet another milestone by receiving certification by TWAN (The World At Night) for unparalleled astrophotography capabilities.

TWAN, a global photography project, backed by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Astronomical Union (IAU) exhibits and highlights the astonishing efforts of astrophotographers, globally.

TWAN certified Huawei P30 Pro for its unmatched low light photography & videography dexterity, low range photography and landscape photography to achieve distinguished astrophotography. The device features a 40MP primary camera with HUAWEI SuperSpectrum Sensor, a 20MP ultra-wide angle camera, an 8MP telephoto camera fitted with SuperZoom Lens (supports high fidelity magnification of 5 times optical zoom, 10 times hybrid zoom and 50 times digital zoom) and HUAWEI TOF Camera and a 32MP front camera that takes selfies to a new level. The all-new sensor, lens arrangement, Image Signal Processor (ISP) and neural processing unit (NPU) work in tandem to capture incredible photos and videos.

Moreover, the 1/1.7-inch HUAWEI SuperSpectrum Sensor looks at light in a fundamentally new way. The RYYB HUAWEI SuperSpectrum Sensor deviates from the traditional RGGB Bayer filter by replacing green pixels with yellow pixels, yielding a high maximum ISO rating of 409,600 on the HUAWEI P30 Pro- something that is unheard of in any DSLR till date.

The most significant aspect for astrophotography is to shoot the elements of the night sky along with the elements of earth in the same image. Gauging the miraculous camera capabilities of Huawei P30 Pro fulfilling all such characteristics, TWAN has accredited the smartphone as the most suitable device for capturing the stunning night sky.

TWAN highly appreciated the 'Star Trail' mode of P30 Pro - which can make stargazing a pure delight for astrophotographers. Huawei P30 Pro can take exquisite raw astro-images by boosting its camera exposure up to 30 seconds (on the tripod), making the device a superior companion for astrophotographers.