Back when phones first started getting cameras, they were pretty straight forward. What you saw was what you got. However, current smartphones have taken things to a whole new level. You have phones with multiple cameras taking pictures that can rival traditional point-and-shoot cameras.
OPPO has been doing its bit to further smartphone camera tech for quite a while now. The company already offers a range of selfie-centric smartphones that offer a myriad of features. With its new Reno series of smartphones, the company aims to not only offer a phone that takes good photos, but also looks good. The company’s latest flagship offering, the Reno 10x Zoom, wears its party-piece like a badge of honour. As you might expect, the phone offers 10x Hybrid zoom. But how exactly does it manage to do so in a confined space like the inside of a smartphone? And is that all that the phone has to offer? Well, let’s quickly go through what the camera of the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom has to offer.
Three at the back
One of the most notable features of the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom is the fact that it comes with a triple rear camera setup. This includes a 48MP sensor with a standard wide-angle lens, an 8MP sensor with an ultra-wide lens and a 13MP sensor sporting a telephoto lens. While all three bring something special individually, they work together to offer the hybrid zoom functionality.
Closer to the action
Instead of relying on a single telephoto lens, the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom makes use of all three lenses in order to offer a focal range between 16mm and 160mm. This is an effective focal length that is 10 times that of an ultra wide-angle lens. Further, thanks to the world’s first periscope lens assembly and the D-Cut lenses, the phone manages to offer a slim and sleek form factor. You also get dual Optical Image Stabilisation, which should help keep things stable, especially when zoomed in.
It’s not all about the zoom lens. The 8MP sensor sports a 120-degree ultra-wide lens that can also come in very handy. The lens is useful for situations when you want a larger frame. This could include landscape photos, as well as group shots of a large number of people.
Night time shots
Low light is the bane of most smartphone cameras. With the Reno 10x Zoom, OPPO has aimed to offer its users better low-light shots. The 48MP Sony IMX586 1/2.0-inch large sensor and a f/1.7 aperture lens ensure that the phone is able to take in more light for brighter images. Further, this is then combined with Multi Frame Noise Reduction (MNFR) and HDR software algorithms to balance out exposure and reduce any noise in images.
The OPPO Reno 10x Zoom is not all about the hardware. It packs a bunch of software goodies as well. The phone not only lets users take portrait shots, with five bokeh modes to choose from, but also offers an AI beautification mode, something that the company has been offering in its recent lineup of smartphones. Further, there is a Dazzle Color Mode, which the company says applies pixel-level color restoration for better images.
Sleek and stylish
OPPO has quite a lot of experience when it comes to offering notable selfie cameras and this clearly shows with the Reno 10x Zoom. The phone sports a 16MP selfie camera that is housed inside a mechanism called the ‘Shark Fin’ rising camera, due to its shape. This system ensures that you get a higher screen-to-body ratio (93.1%) with minimal bezels. The rising camera is also quiet and can get ready to take pictures in less than a second. In case you drop the phone, the camera automatically retracts into the body, thereby protecting it from damage.
Of course, OPPO understands that sluggish performance can really hamper user experience. That’s one of the reasons why the company has packed Qualcomm’s flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 855. On top of this, you also get up to 8GB of RAM to help keep things smooth. You also get up to 256GB of storage, which should be more than enough for apps, videos and photos.
As one can see, the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom is offering specs that should interest anyone looking for a smartphone that packs a bunch of camera features. Further, its top-of-the-line specs should also ensure that users have enough power for a host of other tasks.