On December 26th, Xiaomilaunched theupdated version of MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 for the Xiaomi 8 series. This update adds the functions of handheld super night scene mode and 960 framesslow-motion photography. Lei Jun said that the updated Xiaomi 8 can experience the camera hardware, software, algorithms,and tuning of Xiaomi MIX3, and users can experience the third photo experience of DxO.

XioamiMI 8 review

In order to experience the third photo of this DxO, I quickly upgraded and took some night scenes.

XioamiMI 8 review

The prosperous night of the city, still shining in the sky.In the upgraded handheld night scene mode, clearly revealed. It can be seen that although the brightness in the picture cannot be increased by the hardware, the algorithm makes up for this deficiency. The AI ​​smart metering senses the surrounding light information, ensuring that the details of the dark part can be clearly displayed, and the highlights are also not overexposed. We looked at the lines of the building, the street lamps and the landmarks under the lights. There was no such thing as a mess, and the details were still preserved. The exposure problem was handled very well, making the photos more natural.

XioamiMI 8 review

Another picture, shows the night view where the sky is dark, the left side of the ship can't see the details, and the distant part of the high-rise building is overexposed. If the target object I want to shoot is the bright part, the general method is to reduce the brightness to suppress the overexposure problem. The result is The darker corners are even darker and the outlines are not clear. Because the amount of incoming light is not enough, the shooting picture is too dark, and simply increasing the brightness of the picture will cause noise to appear, and the noise of the full screen will affect the beauty of the picture. Take the example of the ship in the picture. Simply highlight the picture and zoom in to see it. It should be made up of noise. So I zoomed in on this sample of Xiaomi 8.

XioamiMI 8 review

Still very clear, almost no noise can be found. Although you can see some smears, it is not serious, you can obviously feel the multi-dimensional range of hardwarewithmulti-frame noise reduction played a role.

Of course, the newly upgraded handheld super night scene is definitely inseparable from the handheld upgrade. This upgrade also adds AI anti-shake auto-calibration. The inevitable hand-shake of our hand-held camera is that this problem can't be done without optimization. Taking pictures, so in order to keep the photos clear, we had to hold the camera tightly to keep the body stable for a few seconds after taking a photo. Some cameras pressed the shutter and the shutter speed was too low. The consequence of this is that the first is not guaranteed to take 100% clear photos, and the second is likely to want to take a beautifully decorated Christmas tree in the winter night.In order to ensure that the hand does not shake in the cold wind for a long time. For the hand-shake point, the upgraded Xiaomi 8 camera AI anti-shake effect is improved.

XioamiMI 8 review

In a busy city where people are shaking, it is not easy to get a good-looking scene. Under the circumstances that the crowd is pushing away, Xiaomi 8's newly upgraded AI anti-shake perfectly solves this problem. The whole photo was taken in the crowd, but there was no motion blur in the picture. The image was very clear and precise. It was optimized with AI smart metering and multiple long exposures to give a very good night shot. This is because the upgraded AI anti-shake will intelligently select 100 key feature points in each frame of the photo, and perform recognition and comparison, and replace the blurred parts with clear features to compensate for the jitter in the corrected picture. The rate of filming.

The next major upgrade was the addition of 960 frames of slow motion to the camera of Xiaomi 8. Slow motion is to enjoy the new experience that we can see when the details that can't be seen in the usual fast motion are slowed down. Like birds in the sky, running lions, flowing streams, and fluttering flags can be the most beautiful targets at 960fps. When you click the Record button, the phone automatically records slow motion in the back of the shot. It is worth mentioning that the mobile phone will automatically analyze the length of the recording according to the subject. I took an hourglass. The middle of the hourglass will automatically record a completed slow motion video. When the sand in the hourglass is completely leaked, the slow motion will be detected. The moving object has stopped moving and the recording is automatically stopped. 

After the slow-motion shooting is completed, you can see a music icon in the preview interface. The lighting system will automatically analyze the video shooting content and match the background music through the AI ​​smart soundtrack function, and also provide a variety of sound effects for users to choose. The general AI is very suitable for my music, but if you want to change to other styles, you can also edit this slow-motion video in your phone, and finally show the big effect.

Add effects to slow motion videos

In the video browsing page, you can edit the video, adjust the filter, special effects, soundtrack, and add watermark to the video, which will eventually form a movie blockbuster effect.

XioamiMI 8 review

XioamiMI 8 review

Summary of new features

Handheld Super Night scene by using AI intelligent metering, AI anti-shake automatic calibration, the multidimensionalrange of hardware, multi-frame noise reduction, multiple long exposures and other 8 black technology simulation SLR long exposure mechanism. AI Intelligent Metering will automatically sense the surrounding light and jitter information, in the analysis for each frame of the photo to find the most accurate exposure, to ensure that the dark part of the picture has details, bright but exposed. AI Stabilizer through the intelligent selection of 100 key feature points per frame of the identification ratio for jitter compensation, improve the rate of patches.

960 frames slow motion: At the time of high-speed shooting retains the beautiful moment by AI smart soundtrack function, while also providing custom clips to make users themselves DIY.

These are my experiences with the Xiaomi 8 camera, which is very satisfying. Xiaomi 8 itself as the flagship phone, the optimization on the photo can really allow me to enjoy DXO ranked photo experience. These updated features successfully let Xiaomi 8to do a better performance.