First photos taken with Xiaomi 12S series: How good they are?

Xiaomi 12S Ultra has a 1-inch IMX 989 Sony image sensor. Older Xiaomi 11 Ultra has a sensor with 1/1.12″ size but Xiaomi didn’t work with Leica back then.

Currently Vivo works with Carl Zeiss for the camera development of Vivo phones. Carl Zeiss created custom color profile on Vivo phones which is accesible through the camera app interface. The collaboration between smartphone and camera companies brought useful features. We don’t have info about the camera app that will be present on Xiaomi 12S series but Lei Jun (CEO and founder of Xiaomi) shared some images taken with Xiaomi 12S series.

First photos taken with Xiaomi 12S series

Location info and focal length of the photos at the lower right corner is included. Xiaomi preferred to share images taken with 3 different lenses 23mm, 24mm and 120mm. Here are the 8 photos shared by Lei Jun.


These are the official photos shared but most of them taken with 24mm and 23mm lenses except one photo.

As seen on the focal length info this is photo equivalent to 120mm.

This is shot from the telephoto camera present on Xiaomi 12S Ultra. It’s 48 MP with f4.1 aperture and 1/2.0″ sensor size. It supports 5X optical zoom.

Also Lei Jun shared thoughts of the well known photographers on Xiaomi 12S series’ camera. As Lei Jun states they got positive feedback on the cameras. What do you think about the photos shared? Let us know in the comments.

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