realme today launched the first 108MP camera, available in its upcoming realme 8 series, during its online Camera Innovation Event. With sharper photo quality, the world’s first tilt-shift time-lapse video, starry time-lapse video and new portrait filters, the realme 8 series will lead the way in photography.
The realme 8 Pro adopts the latest generation of Samsung 108MP sensor HM2 as the primary camera, featuring 12000 x 9000 pixels and a large sensor size of 1/1.52″. The larger single-pixel size ensures superior image quality and the HM2 also supports 9-in-1 pixel binning, ISOCELL Plus and Smart-ISO, which enable realme devices to take high-quality images in more light conditions.
Photos taken using the 108MP in the realme 8 Pro have a well-balanced overall exposure with vivid colours and sharp details in both light and dark areas. Even after zooming in, details remain clear.
Based on the advanced 108MP sensor, the camera also provides new ways to optimise the image quality as well as offering exciting new features.
In-sensor zoom, higher clarity
The realme 8 Pro offers higher zoom clarity thanks to the new In-sensor Zoom technology.
In the realme 8 Pro, the camera has a 3x mode which will activate the new In-sensor Zoom. The sensor will only use the 12 megapixels mapped out using the zoom technology to generate an image. The imaging process is faster because of the smaller size of the 12MP photo, enabling the realme 8 Pro to take eight 12MP photos in a row and then input them into the clarity enhancement algorithm to further increase the image clarity.
Once processed, the sharpness of the 3x photo produced by the realme 8 Pro is better than some optical telephoto lenses.
New Starry Mode with time-lapse video
To build on the current Starry Mode capabilities, realme has also launched the world’s first Starry time-lapse video. Starry time-lapse videos are usually created by taking multiple clips via professional cameras and then synthesising and combining these clips using video editing software on a computer. The starry time-lapse video was facing a challenge in terms of the performance needed to handle the synthesis of the photos – a challenge realme has overcome
realme has developed an exclusive time-lapse video algorithm based on starry photos. It will take 480 seconds to shoot 30 photos and will then generate a 1-second time-lapse video, which means the time-lapse mode can show the changing universe at 480 times faster speed.
Tilt-shift photography, miniature world
Tilt-shift photography is achieved with the help of expensive tilt-shift lenses, which make only a part of the photo appear clear and keep all other parts out of focus to create a sense of a miniature world. With realme’s new tilt-shift photography algorithm, the realme 8 series can take tilt-shift photos as well as 10x faster tilt-shift time-lapse video, presenting the world in a fantastic and unique way. The realme 8 Pro is also the world’s first smartphone that features tilt-shift time-lapse video.
The realme 8 series also provides adjustment options in the tilt-shift mode, such as the shape, angle, position and size of the bokeh effect and even the transition effect between the bokeh area and the clear area. Photography lovers can conveniently choose and customise the bokeh effect to best suit the scene.
New portrait filters, portraits never get bored
Most smartphones take portrait shots featuring a standard bokeh effect in the background. However, as a trendsetting technology brand, realme has added extra features to the portrait photography mode. The realme 8 series, boasts three iconic filters: Neon Portrait; Dynamic Bokeh Portrait; and AI Colour Portrait, to make every portrait trendier.
Focusing on camera, a new era of number series
As the star series of the realme smartphone portfolio, realme’s number Series will focus on trendsetting camera technology, providing photography lovers with the most innovative camera’s specs, creating new trends in photography and providing a leap-forward camera experience to young users.
The 108MP camera and the new trendsetting photography features will soon be available on the upcoming realme 8 series, stay tuned for the launch event!