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Our quick Taiwan trip through the 6 lenses of Vivo V17 Pro

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Most of the time, I opt to use a high-end camera phone or my mirrorless camera on our personal trips. Why? It is simple. I want to get good quality travel images.
Our quick Taiwan trip thru the lens of Vivo V17 Pro
A night mode selfie with the Taipei 101 building

But during our recent trip to Taiwan, I used the new Vivo V17 Pro, a mid-ranger with 6 cameras as one of my cameras for the trip.

To recall, it is a phone with AI-assisted four cameras at the back and two more in its pop-up module.
Quad-cam!
Quad-cam!

It consists of a 48MP f/1.8 + 8MP f/2.2 120-degree ultra wide-angle + 2MP f/2.4 4cm macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth w/ LED flash.
32MP + 8MP selfie dual-cam
32MP + 8MP selfie dual-cam

For selfies, there's a 32MP f/2.0 Samsung ISOCELL GD1 sensor + 8MP f/2.2 105-degree ultra wide-angle w/ LED flash.

Let's see if it can take travel blog or Instagram-worthy images.

Here are some of our shots.

Vivo V17 Pro shots in Taiwan

32MP selfie
32MP selfie

But first, I took a selfie at Hotstar Ximending using the 32MP primary camera of V17 Pro. As expected, it captured a lot of details on our faces.
48MP shot
48MP shot

Our next stop is in Wulai, a mountainous district south of New Taipei City, in Taiwan known for its hot springs, including pools. There's a hanging bridge there and falls.

Ultra-wide
Ultra-wide

The weather is a bit gloomy that day and I'm glad that the V17 Pro didn't make our shot too bright. It looks quite natural. By the way, this is one of the few ultra-wide shots with less distortion for the price.
V17 Pro portrait
V17 Pro portrait

It can take pretty good portrait shots with respectable background blur. The depth estimation and blur is actually quite nice here.

Indoor food shot
Indoor food shot

Next is we got hungry so we grabbed some snacks. It is detailed with good colors and nice depth. Yes, that's quite impressive for a mid-range camera phone under a not-that-well-lit lighting condition.
Macro shot
Macro shot

Then we went for a short hike to see the falls. But before that, I saw this tiny flower and I saw it as an opportunity to try the macro shot.

I like the fact that it allowed me to go really close without using the zoom camera. Itis decent, but I expected it to be better than this. Artifacts are prominent in this macro shot.
Sea salt caramel coffee
Sea salt caramel coffee

Then, we reached our destination. But before taking photos of the falls, we got our sea salt caramel coffee first. This close-up shot is actually nice. It is color accurate and very detailed.
Wulai falls main cam
Wulai falls main cam

The we finally saw the Wulai falls! It is majestic and as expected, the main camera of the V17 Pro gave it justice.

Ultra-wide
Ultra-wide

But, I was wowed more when I used its ultra-wide camera. It basically allowed me to see the entire beauty of the falls.
Night shot
Night shot

At night, we went to the Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf and I got this pretty dramatic night shot on auto mode. I like that even if I didn't use the Night mode, the shot that I got is not noisy.
Taipei 101 at night
Taipei 101 at night

Back in Taipei, I took a photo of Taipei 101 using the Night mode and it is simply stunning. It has crisp details, good exposure, nice light control, and a respectable dynamic range.
Ultra-wide at night
Ultra-wide at night

Sadly, the Night mode is not available for the ultra-wide cam. But fortunately, we still got a decent-looking wide night shot.
Wide selfie
Wide selfie

Of course, I took a wide selfie shot as well. AND fortunately, the shot that I got is still decent-looking with a wide dynamic range even if it is a bit soft.


Our thoughts

The V17 Pro proved that it could be a respectable shooter if you do not have a high-end camera phone or a bulky mirrorless camera.

While it still has a few minor flaws, I like that it is versatile enough to let me take respectable to good images in daylight and even at night. The ultra-wide camera of this thing is also one of the decent wide cams for the price.

AND it is the only mid-ranger with a selfie Night mode that you can use right off the bat.

For more Vivo V17 Pro shots, visit this link.

What do you guys think?
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