You should know by now that the Huawei P30 will come with a periscope zoom camera allowing for at least 5x magnifaction. So Huawei took the opportunity to promote that feature ahead of the handset’s launch this week. However, the company once again made an “oopsie” with the published sample photos on Weibo the other day.
It turns out that these photos aren’t taken with the P30 or P30 Pro even though the marketing campaign strongly implies otherwise. A reader of ours found one of the images in a professional photographer’s portfolio and it’s needless to say it’s taken with a DSLR camera. The photo with the erupting volcano was also spotted online and has been taken almost a decade ago in 2009.
Image source: Jack Olson
Surely, Huawei isn’t the only smartphone maker that bases its marketing on DSLR photos but in such cases they need to be clearly marked, whereas here Huawei wants you to believe you can take similar-looking stills with the smartphone. And with a little bit of work, you will probably find the rest of the stock photos somewhere around the corners of the Internet.
Thank you, Dr. Bhaskar Ghosh and Farid Saiyed for the tips!