When buying our mobile phones, we give cameras one of the highest priorities. One of the features that made Google Pixel stand out is the quality of the camera it offers. The greatest trait Google Pixel’s camera possesses is its ability to capture the stars with ease. Many companies tried to copy that feature but eventually failed. But now, Xiaomi is trying to copy the astrophotography camera mode for its MIUI 12. We all know how competent this company is when it comes to figuring things out. So, let’s see what progress they have made.
XDA performed a teardown that found out that Xiaomi’s MIUI 12 update could pack an astrophotography mode for the camera. We are still in the dark here; as to which mobile series and model will get this update. But we pretty sure that Xiaomi is trying to copy Google’s special star-shooting mode.
Xiaomi MIUI 12 Update: What is astrophotography mode?
The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL comes with an astrophotography mode which excels at taking a long exposure shot of the night sky. This shots, thanks to post-processing, is cleaned up to produce shots of the sky that are often absolutely stunning.
Just like that mode, Xiaomi is planning to use astrophotography mode that would use long exposure and recommend that users add a tripod to their device. Interestingly, Xiaomi is going to add some new features of its own to mode. Xiaomi’s modifies version of astrophotography mode might allow users to track the trajectories of stars and get certain effects when shooting the image. Some mentioned include “Moving crowd,” “Starry sky,” “Silky water,” “Star trails,” and “Neon trails.” Another one, too, is “Light painting” — something that some Pixel 4 owners discovered as a fun side effect of using the astrophotography mode.
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POCO F2 Pro offers this mode when updated with MIUI 12 beta version. We can see the various options below.