Making good pictures from the Redmi Note 7, Note 8 and Pro series is very easy, because the smartphone is equipped with advanced camera features, large resolution, AI features, filters and can be used in Manual mode.
Manual mode we often hear on cameras such as DSLR or Mirrorless. However, the current smartphone output is so sophisticated that the manual Exposure feature can be used to hone the creativity and imagination of its users when photographing objects.
On the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 / 8 (Pro) cellphone we can adjust the shooting manually, such as changing the ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture like on a Mirrorless or DSLR camera. ( How to solve the Xiaomi camera Error Failed to take pictures )
How to set the manual ISO of a Xiaomi cellphone camera
Below is an example of setting Shutter speed, Focus and manual ISO on a Redmi Note 7 phone. You can also practice it on the Redmi Note 7 Pro, 8 / Pro and several other types of xiaomi.
- Open the Xiaomi default camera app
- Then swipe right until you see the ‘Pro’ menu
- In the Pro menu, you can set the ISO, S (Shutter Speed) and F (Aperture or focus).
- For example, to set the ISO manually, just move the slider to the desired value.
What is camera ISO?
ISO is the level of sensitivity to light hitting the camera sensor. The smaller the ISO, the less light is received, and vice versa.
The more ISO is selected with a high number, the resulting image is brighter, making it suitable for shooting in low light rooms.
The higher the ISO, the greater the noise produced and the faster shooting. But if you want to produce a smooth image then use the lowest possible ISO.
What is Lens Aperture?
Broadly speaking, Aperture is the size of the aperture in the camera lens and its measurement uses the f-number value.
The smaller the f-number value, the larger the lens aperture, and vice versa. The larger the aperture value, the more light enters and vice versa.
A simple example is like a house window, the bigger we open the more light comes in. So if you want a brighter image, then the aperture value (f-number) must be smaller.
What is camera shutter speed?
Shutter speed is the speed at which the sensor window opens and closes and the length of time the sensor receives exposure to light.
The unit of measure for shutter speed is Second (Second), so the smaller the value, the faster the camera sensor receives light. For example, shutter speed 1/125 is 5 times faster than 1/25.
The effect of shutter speed on the results of photo shots can be used depending on the need, such as wanting to take pictures of moving objects then use a smaller value such as 1/1000s or 1/8000s.
If you want to photograph the flow of water that looks natural and futuristic, then use a high shutter speed value such as 6 seconds or 10 seconds. But the slower the speed, the more sensitive it will be to shock, so use a camera tripod.
So for manual mode on a smartphone camera, it actually works the same way as a DSLR / Mirrorless camera. Where the right setting between ISO, Aperture and Shutter speed will result in Creative Exposure.
In the world of photography, there is also the Exposure Triangle, in which three aspects such as shutter speed, lens aperture and ISO are very influential with each other to produce good portraits.
Thus the discussion on how to set ISO manually on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, Note 8 and Pro series HP cameras, hopefully it will be useful.