Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Camera Test: Vividly Surprising!

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I haven’t really done a dedicated camera test for a smartphone. The last time I did one was a blind camera test between two phones! For this one, I decided to do a Redmi Note 12 camera test. This involved taking some photos and videos during my cousin’s wedding in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental. I did enjoy my time with the phone so far, so it’s interesting to see whether its cameras would hold up.

Camera Specs Recap

Redmi Note 12 First Impressions - Cameras

In case you need to know, the Redmi Note 12 has a triple rear camera setup. It consists of a 50MP Samsung JN1 main camera, an 8MP ultrawide camera, and a 2MP macro camera. This phone also has a 13MP front camera for shooting those cool selfies and TikTok videos.

Click on the photos for full-resolution versions!

Daytime Shots

We didn’t exactly have good weather when we arrived in Cagayan de Oro. This allowed me to get this moody kind of shot of the logo of a popular fastfood chain. It’s a good thing that I don’t see a similar muted effect when I’m indoors. I love how color-accurate the faces are using the phone’s 50MP main rear camera. The group selfies from the 13MP front camera also turned out well though the colors were muted.

I’m not actually sure what happened in the photo below. The dark elements seem darker than they actually were. I think it didn’t help that there was an overexposed portion near the top of the altar.

The result above may have something to do with how this camera focuses on the subject. Just look at the photos of the church’s stained glass window below:

The photo on the left has to account for the structure around it, so it would appear brighter than the 2x photo on the right. I would just go for the right photo if I wanted to focus on the stained glass window though.

The view we see at the wedding reception venue is just breathtaking. I took photos of the said view (as shown below) with and without seeing the sunset. I actually like how the Redmi Note 12 handled the two different perspectives of the view.

The photo above is probably one of the more challenging shots I took of the whole reception. Getting the proper exposure between the background and the LED screens tends to be hard sometimes. Even the exposure of the people that show up in the photo are close to real life.

I shot a short video of the start of the reception below and I think the quality’s okay for casual use. Shooting stuff like this using the Redmi Note 12 for real-time content on social media is totally fine.

For the last part of my dedicated camera test, I took A LOT of group photos! This was after the reception ended and our family was just having fun the whole time. I used both the 50MP main camera and the 13MP front camera for these shots. Enjoy!

All in all, I actually enjoyed taking all of these photos and videos with the Redmi Note 12. Despite having some issues when it comes to exposure, I can safely say that you can use it mainly for casual shots during the day. With the right amount of light, you can take decent to good photos in low light. I wouldn’t rely on it too much in challenging shots though.

You can get the Redmi Note 12 in three variants. There’s a 6GB+128GB variant for P9,999, a 8GB+128GB variant for P10,999, and an online-exclusive 4GB+128GB variant for P8,999. It’s available offline in Xiaomi stores and authorized retailers, and online via Shopee and Lazada.

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