Recently, Huawei Mobile posted a photo on Google+ advertising how good the Huawei P9 camera is. It was accompanied by a very professional photo – and they heavily implied that it was taken with the P9. But, thanks to the Google+ built in EXIF viewer, you could easily see that the photo was not taken with the P9, rather with a $4,500 camera: the Canon EOS 5D Mark III.
This was the camera’s specs, as seen on Google+:
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Focal Length: 135mm
F Number: f/4
Camera make: Canon
Flash: Not used
Exposure Bias: -1 EV
The Huawei P9 can certainly produce some fantastic photos, as I’m sure many of us have seen examples of. It certainly is believable that this photo was taken with the P9, and that’s what the Huawei Marketing team wants you to think. That is, until Huawei responded to the media with this statement:
It has recently been highlighted that an image posted to our social channels was not shot on the Huawei P9. The photo, which was professionally taken while filming a Huawei P9 advert, was shared to inspire our community. We recognise though that we should have been clearer with the captions for this image. It was never our intention to mislead. We apologise for this and we have removed the image.
I’m still not sold on the idea that they didn’t want people to think it was taken on a P9, but I’m glad that they resolved the issue in an appropriate manner.