Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro features the same 13MP camera as the Redmi 3's. It is equipped with a standard single LED flash. The snapper also features a hybrid autofocus system utilizing phase-detection for faster and more accurate focus.
The camera interface is fairly simple and features toggles for the HDR mode, the flash and the video camera. It has three panes - the default one shows the viewfinder with a virtual shutter, flash trigger and front camera key. The top pane gets you a choice of 12 filters with live previews. The bottom one displays the advanced modes such as Panorama, Beautify, Scenes, and Manual as well as the camera settings.
We found the Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro to perform very well regarding image quality. It snaps the photos very quickly, resolves above average amount of detail, and the noise levels are kept reasonably low. The white balance is accurate, and we like the lively color rendition. The dynamic range turned out average, but sometimes it managed to surprise us by capturing a lot of detail in the shadows without turning the HDR mode on.
The HDR mode is conservative enough and rescues both the highlights and shadows without making the image look flat. Those aren't the best HDR photos we've seen, but are definitely among the better ones, and we liked all of them.
Panorama shots are available too. You can capture both landscape and portrait panoramic photos with a 180-degree field of view. Shooting is easy, but the stitching takes a while to complete. The result is rather disappointing, though - the resolution is about 2000x720px, and the image quality is quite poor.
Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro features a 5MP front-facing camera for high-res selfies. The images come out soft with average detail, but will do for Facebook or similar social networks. Their contrast turned out good, as were the colors and the dynamic range.
The Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro is more than capable of pulling its weight in our Photo Comparison tool. You can see how it stacks against other 13MP snappers we've tested.
The Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro is capable of recording up to 1080p@30fps. The bitrate of the video recordings is uninspiring at about 15 Mbps while audio is captured at 96 Kbps with two channels (stereo).
The resolved detail in the videos is modest but enough for the class. We noticed some over-sharpening though. The colors and contrast are good, and the framerate is smooth and consistent at 30fps. The dynamic range is average.
And here is a 1080p video we've uploaded on YouTube.
You can also download the 1080p video sample (11s, 21MB) taken straight off the Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro.
Here the Xiaomi Redmi 3 enters our video comparison tool. There are plenty of 1080p camcorders you can compare it against. It resolves an average level of detail, but contrast and colors are excellent.