It can happen, but every year? This time a community competition went awry, again the photos from a camera were advertised as smartphone photos.
Photos from a professional camera can still clearly outperform photos from smartphone cameras. But because smartphone manufacturers repeatedly advertise that smartphone cameras can also keep up with real cameras, they naturally always want to prove it. What works sometimes more and sometimes less. In recent years, it has become more common for manufacturers to advertise real camera photos as smartphone photos.
Huawei did not score correctly in the community competition
Huawei was such a candidate that this has happened before. Well now again. Only in China, but still a difficult number. After all, a camera worth more than 2,500 euros was used for the photos, so additional costs have to be paid for a lens. Huawei was caught because the photos in a promotional video of the photographer have been online on other websites for a long time. There with details about the camera that is actually used.
Huawei P40 Pro was not used for this photo, but Niko’s aforementioned camera is priced significantly higher.
Huawei may not have deliberately done this because it was a competition for its own customers. But check the photos beforehand, which you then put online with false promises in your own video, which you could have taken earlier. Precisely because this has happened to the manufacturer more frequently in recent years, always under different conditions.