Huawei P9 Uses Canon For Its Ad Post; Phone Maker Not Confident Of Built-in Leica Cam?

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Huawei recently shared a photo via its official Google+ page, flaunting the power of the dual-camera setup housed in the latest flagship ?Huawei P9.? The stunning photo is any camera enthusiast?s delight and the captured details will make P9 one of the favorite devices among photographers.

However, there is a big problem. The brilliant technically-accurate photo, alleged to have been captured via Huawei P9?s built-in Leica camera, was apparently not taken by the said camera. Instead, the Chinese tech giant reportedly used a Canon DSLR setup to capture that picture-perfect shot. The DSLR costs around $4,500.

Speaking of Google+, it is an underrated social networking site that makes the ?EXIF metadata? of every uploaded image available to general public. Android Police?s David Ruddock ferreted through the camera details of the photo uploaded by?Huawei that ultimately pointed to the usage of ?Canon EOS 5D Mark III.? This device apparently comes with an ?EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens.?

It is worth noting that Huawei did not clearly state the picture was captured with the help of Huawei P9. However, the official page indirectly suggested that the uploaded photo was taken by the flagship?s camera module. After the mistake was pointed out, Huawei promptly responded back and deleted the Google+ post.

Huawei P9 Camera Sample, Photo Credit: Android Police

Photo Credit: Android Police

Here is the exact wording of Huawei, as noted by Android Police, prior to deleting the post: ?We managed to catch a beautiful sunrise with Deliciously Ella. The #HuaweiP9?s dual Leica cameras make taking photos in low light conditions like this a pleasure. Reinvent smartphone photography and share your sunrise pictures with us. #OO?

Later, Huawei?s official statement acknowledged the mistake. Nevertheless, the company highlighted that ?The photo, which was professionally taken while filming a Huawei P9 advert, was shared to inspire our community,? and not to mislead.

The Huawei P9 makes use of Leica camera and many tech reviewers have praised this setup in the past. Technically, the dual-camera setup makes the captured image brighter, thanks to both RGB and monochrome sensors.

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