There is a low-resolution primary camera, followed by an ultrawide camera, a macro camera, and finally, a small depth sensor on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro’s back.
With a 108MP Samsung ISOCELL HM2 1/1.52″ sensor and a f/1.9 6P lens, the main camera provides excellent image quality. The color filter is Nona-Bayer, resulting in nine sensor pixels being combined into one 2.1m, and the output resolution is 12MP. PDAF is available, but there is no optical stabilization. This is the only camera that supports Night Mode.
It utilizes a Sony IMX355 sensor with an aperture of f/2.2. Infinity is the focus distance. On the back there are four cameras: 6MP OmniVision OV5675 1/5″ sensor, an f/2.4 telemacro lens, 2MP GC02M1 depth sensor, and a 5MP OmniVision OV5675 1/5″ sensor. The macro snapper has a 5MP OmniVision OV5675 1/5″ sensor with autofocus that can work between 3 inches and 10 inches away from the subject.
Featuring a 16MP Sony IMX471 1/3″ sensor and wide 20mm f/2.4 lens, the selfie camera utilizes a fixed focus. The camera app is straightforward in design. You can change modes by sliding from side to side, as well as by tapping on the modes that are visible to switch directly to those modes.
You cannot switch between the front and rear cameras by using the up and down swipes; you must use the toggle next to the shutter release instead. The camera zoom switch is located at the near end of the camera.
At the opposite end of the viewfinder, you will find switches for flash mode, HDR mode, AI mode, Live Photo mode, and a magic wand with beauty effects and filters. There are several additional options available behind a hamburger menu, including the macro mode (why is it here?! ), as well as a shortcut to the settings.
In neither of the cameras will you find an option to specify the output resolution. You can tweak the shooting parameters yourself in the Pro mode of the camera. Besides selecting one of four preset white balances or dialing in the light temperature with a slider, there is also a manual focusing slider (arbitrary units 0-100) and shutter speed and ISO controls tailored to the particular camera you are using.
The best part is that each of the three cams can be accessed in Pro mode. You will also find a focus peaking toggle and a metering mode selector at the top of the screen. A maximum shutter speed of 30 seconds is supported by all cameras except the macro (1 second). In the Long Exposure mode, several presets are available, including moving crowds, neon trails, oil paintings, light paintings, starry skies, and star trails. Modes for long exposures. There is a Long Exposure Night Mode that can only be used on the primary camera.
The Redmi Note 10 Pro does not have an Auto Night Mode. The main camera saves 12 megapixel photos by default, and the daylight shots are among the best in this class. All of the photos below are extremely detailed, even the foliage looks great, the dynamic range is excellent without being excessive, and the Auto HDR did not fire even once for any of them.
The noise levels are extremely low, while the contrast and colors are very natural and accurate. The only issue we observed was oversharpening in some areas (such as the building’s facade). We believe the sharpening could be improved, even though it is not a deal-breaker. Even so, these are some of the best images you can currently capture with a phone’s camera, including flagship models. You can eliminate the over-sharpening by shooting in 108MP mode and then resizing the image to 12MP.
By doing so, you will be able to obtain an unprocessed photo with a good dynamic range, color, and contrast while maintaining a balanced sharpness. Despite this, the original 108MP images are rather unimpressive, lacking in detail and containing a variety of artefacts. Despite the fact that the Redmi Note 10 Pro does not have a telephoto lens, there is an always visible 2x zoom toggle on the main camera. Instead of smart/magic zoom, the 108MP sensor is cropped and upscaled instead.
In addition, the 2x zoomed images appear soft and lack detail as would be expected from any digitally zoomed image. There is a 2x zoom on the main camera and 12 MP on the ultrawide camera. The 8 MP images are also quite good. The images are rich in detail (as far as these can be), with proficiently straightened corners, accurate colors, a low level of noise, and a reasonable dynamic range.
A certain amount of corner softness can be seen in the images, but it comes with the territory – you can’t have proficient distortion correction, sharp corners, good quality, and everything else on an 8MP camera, on a cheap phone at that, can you? In spite of this, we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the photographs.
A 5MP macro camera with a telephoto lens is included on the Redmi Note 10 Pro in addition to the 8MP ultrawide camera. With this camera, autofocus is available between a distance of 3 cm and a distance of 10 cm. The macro images are not only detailed, but they are vividly colored as well as having a 5MP resolution. Although the contrast is not that great, and the images are noisy, the quality is acceptable. Furthermore, you should use the macro camera to capture still images in very well-lit environments. It will not be possible to achieve success if anything else is done. A macro camera with a resolution of 5 Megapixels should prove useful when taking portrait photographs with the main camera, which has a depth sensor of 2 Megapixels. The images are saved in 12MP, as usual, and the subject separation is quite proficient, albeit not perfect. There is a good amount of detail in the photographs, and the colors are accurate and lively.
It is also quite nice to have the background blurred. Photographs will not be ideal if the lighting is not optimal. Portraits, 12MP The 16MP samples from the selfie camera provide sufficient detail, the colors are pleasant, and the contrast is excellent.
Portrait selfies, 16MP You can take portrait selfies, too, and you will get some good shots even if they are not very detailed. As far as subject isolation is concerned, it appears to be handled well enough, and the background blur is also satisfactory. When shooting in low lighting, not having an optical stabilization is a significant disadvantage.
Despite the high ISO settings, the noise is noticeable in all photos taken with the main camera. We are talking ISO 7000 and above. Despite using high ISO, the camera drops the shutter speed down to 1/8 second or less, and while you do get bright photos with preserved colors, half of these are lost to camera shake due to the low shutter speed and lack of stabilization. The main camera may be able to take good pictures even in low-light conditions, but if you want to ensure that you have captured the moment, make sure to capture a number of shots.
Main camera, 12 megapixels The Night Mode takes about two seconds and is highly recommended. This process removes noise, restores some highlights that have been blown, and may even add a bit of detail to the shadows. It offers the same balanced exposure and good color saturation, so you should not expect any major advantages. Despite this, if you shoot with Night Mode, you are less likely to take blurry photographs.
Night Mode on the main camera, 12MP The 8MP ultrawide photos taken at nighttime are usable, however. Despite being dark and noisy, they retain sufficient detail and color to make them usable. Ultrawide cameras do not have a Night Mode, and we would usually avoid using them at night. An ultrawide camera with an 8 megapixel resolution
Lastly, here are some shots taken using the dedicated Long Exposure mode. They look great, but when zoomed-in 100%, they are rather poor. In addition to the usual posters, we also photographed neon trails and light paintings with the Redmi Note 10 Pro.
With its primary camera, the Redmi Note 10 Pro captures 4K videos at 30 frames per second. With the ultrawide and macro cameras, it captures 1080p videos at 30 frames per second. It is only possible to capture 1080p at 60 frames per second with the main camera. All modes of 1080@30fps are equipped with optional electronic stabilization. Throughout all of the videos, the audio is captured at 96Kbps, stereo. We expected more from a mid-range camera, even with the low bitrate.
We captured excellent 4K footage with the main camera. Details are plentiful, noise levels are low, and the video excels in all other aspects – smoothness, sharpness, colors, and contrast. There is no doubt that the high video bit rate (41+Mbps) contributed to the success of the project. The 4K low-light videos appear somewhat noisy, but they still look good and are likely to have a better quality than many other mid-range devices. An outstanding 1080p video clip is captured by the ultrawide camera – it is rich in detail, with excellent colors, contrast, and dynamic range. Despite the low noise level, this is one of the better ultrawide videos we have seen in this price range recently.