Gionee’s new smartphone Elife E8 has generated a lot of buzz over its 24-megapixel rear camera. Higher count of megapixels does not necessarily mean better photographic performance, but what makes the Elife E8 rear camera special is the ability to deliver photos up to 120 megapixels in resolution.
Gionee has added a dedicated Ultra Pixel software that enables it to stitch multiple shots together to deliver photos in 120-megapixel resolution. The feature is expected to appeal to users who want greater details in photos, which are at par with photos taken by DSLRs. One main advantage of such high resolution is that you can crop a certain part of the photo with minimum distortion. In the past we have seen, Oppo’s Find 7 that could take 50-megapixel pictures and Nokia’s Pureview sensor that could deliver 41.3 megapixel resolution.
If you are a Gionee Elife E8 user, and figuring out how to take the 120-megapixel image. Here’s a small guide:
Open the camera on your Elife E8. In normal mode, you can take stretch the resolution count to 24-megapixel (aspect ratio of 4:3). To take the 120-megapixel image, tap on the menu icon that appears on the top.
Drop down Menu will show you several modes such as Normal, Professional, HDR etc. Scroll right, tap on the Ultra Pixel.
Keep the lens steady while capturing the photo. It takes about 4-5 seconds to process the image. So, be bit patient while holding the camera.
Done. Your 120-megapixel resolution photo is ready. To review the difference from the photo taken in normal and the one taken in Ultra Pixel mode, use a larger display, perhaps your laptop. You will notice the focus area of the image has amazing detailing.
Here are a few images taken in the Ultra Pixel mode. Click the image on the right hand side to see in full size. Check out the full gallery on our official flickr account
Note: On extended use of the Ultra Pixel mode will heat up your smartphone.
We are currently using a review unit of the Elife E8. We will soon put up a detailed review of the smartphone. Meanwhile, check out our hands on and first impression of the smartphone: