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Huawei’s P9 camera sample was actually taken by a Canon DSLR

Huawei recently uploaded a beautifully shot photo on their Google+ and implied it was shot by their P9 phone.

The now deleted post had a caption which said “We managed to catch a beautiful sunrise with Deliciously Ella. The #HuaweiP9’s dual Leica cameras makes taking photos in low light conditions like this a pleasure. Reinvent smartphone photography and share your sunrise pictures with us. #OO.”

It turned out that the photo was actually taken by a $4,500 Canon combo.

This was discovered after Google’s social media platform revealed an EXIF metadata of the picture, which confirmed that the implied P9 photo was taken by a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with the EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens.

The camera is worth $2,600 on Amazon while the lens is priced at $1,900.

Huawei has responded to the issue and said that the photo was professionally taken while filming a Huawei P9 advertisement. “We recognize though that we should have been clearer with the captions for this image. It was never our intention to mislead. We apologize for this and we have removed the image.” the tech company said in a statement.

This was not the first marketing flop by a tech company because back in 2012, Nokia released a promotional video showing off the image stabilisztion technology of Lumia 920, only to be discovered that they used a proper video camera to shoot footage ostensibly captured by their then flagship phone.

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