It looks like camera competition is going on among the phone manufacturers. Oppo is giving you a chance to give your distant subjects an extreme close-up.
Just as we reported how amazing camera on Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is, Oppo announced its own new camera system that will come with its smartphone in the second quarter of 2019 at a presentation ahead of Mobile World Congress.
Oppo says its 10X lossless zoom technology will make use of three camera modules to make everything come together. The main camera is 48 megapixel, which is for capturing everyday images, while the second one is 16mm, 120-degree wide-angle lens designed to take in more of anything you are trying to capture.
The third camera is the telephoto lens with a focal length of 160mm, which has been set up in a ‘periscope’ manner. A prism will reflect light at 90O onto the sensor, while at the same time stabilize the image as you zoom in. Oppo says the new setup has improved image precision by up to 73%.
We’ve tested the new camera on a prototype phone and are impressed by what we saw. Note that you can’t zoom into just any photo and get all the details and everything looking beautiful. The 10X zoom only works when you are framing your image before taking the shot, but not when you zoom in after taking the shot.
We were able to test the 10X zoom camera in a market scene and it came out clear and detail. However, we couldn’t test it in video mode because it is a prototype device. This zoom will be highly welcomed when you are snapping photos at a concert and trying to zoom in. Smartphones have struggled with zooming in on the subject and still retain the details, but this 10X zoom should solve that.
We will have to wait for this Oppo new camera and see how it fares, but for now, it is impressive tech that users are bound to love.