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Xiaomi shows off low light capabilities of the Mi 5s camera

A few of the 26 pictures that photographers made with the Xiaomi Mi 5s camera.
A few of the 26 pictures that photographers made with the Xiaomi Mi 5s camera.
Xiaomi released 26 professionally made pictures showing the low light capabilities of the new Xiaomi Mi 5s smartphone and its internal 12 megapixel Sony IMX 378 camera.

Even before launching the Mi 5s and the Mi 5s Plus, the CEO of Xiaomi Lei Jun, leaked a few of the pictures a professional photographer was able to make with the 5.15 inch Mi 5s ahead of its launch yesterday in Beijing, China. Now we have access to all 26 of these professional pictures that were made during a trip through the US and parts of Northern Europe. Interestingly, Xiaomi is focusing on the single camera of the Mi 5s instead of touting the capabilities of the dual camera of the Mi 5s Plus.

Xiaomi went for the Sony IMX 378 sensor in the Mi 5s that, it says, has extra low light capabilities due to its 1/2.3 sensor and 1.55 um pixel size and support for Qualcomms second generation"dark boosting" technology. Aperture of the 6 element lens is F/2.0, a fast phase detection autofocus (PDAF) is included as well as Auto-HDR mode. Xiaomi also supports up to 32 seconds of manual exposure to help you achieve professional shots in low light. You can watch all pictures at their original resolution here. (thanks to Gizmochina for the upload)

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Alexander Fagot, 2016-09-28 (Update: 2016-09-28)
Alexander Fagot
Alexander Fagot - Editor
As a former projectionist still used to working with 35 mm film and experience in computer assembling and overclocking, I was drawn to the professional IT crowd a couple of years back and started working in IT support, Windows administration and project management before discovering my love for traveling the world. Now I am working as a news editor from all parts of the world, mostly writing about gadgets and mobile gear for Notebookcheck.