Huawei P60 Pro snaps impressive shot of moon occluding Venus
March 24, 2023 has been billed as one of those rare dates on which the alignment of Jupiter, Venus and Mars could be seen clearly and photographed from various locations worldwide. The shots grabbed could also prominently feature the crescent moon, which briefly occluded Venus at one of its sharp points to help highlight how particularly bright that planet was in the sky that night.
That event also apparently gave Huawei another chance to showcase the P60 Pro's bid for DxOMark dominance as a standalone mobile shooting rig. The flagship has recently been unleashed to come for others such as the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra with new Ultra Lighting XMAGE cameras.
The premium handset is touted to have an "F2.1 Large Aperture" lens, as well as a 90mm telephoto module with a "200x" (digital) zoom. This potential for low-light performance (rated as improved by up to 178% compared to the P50 Pro) may have helped with the clear shots of Venus beyond the moon's crescent with P60 Pro watermarks posted to Weibo by a Huawei executive.
Reportedly taken "by colleagues in Malaysia", the photo includes decent, yet hardly artificial-looking, lunar texture, along with what may be a good representation of the planet's color and brightness. Therefore, it seems Huawei may have stopped short of the kind of camera trickery that has gotten it into trouble in the past, and let the P60 Pro's cameras shoot for themselves this time.