OnePlus 5 Camera Not Quite As Good As Expected

Postado Junho 24, 2017

Uncertainty and initial disappointment haven't been limited to the camera either, as more users have discovered the OnePlus 5 has its predecessor's display leading to more concern on what other unclear components we do not know now. The company has already said that it has proven to be its best-selling flagship smartphone to date.

The OnePlus 5's dual camera setup houses a 16-megapixel IMX398 regular sensor with f/1.7 lens and a 20-megapixel IMX350 sensor with f/2.6 telephoto lens. However, it features a combination of optical and digital zoom powered by SmartCapture multiframe technology as claimed by the company in the printed reviewer guide (see below).

On Twitter OnePlus co-founder, Carl Pei, explained that the OnePlus 5's optical zoom actually measures in at 1.6x, with the remaining 0.4x reserved for the device's SmartCapture software.

Samsung's Galaxy S8, Apple's iPhone 7 Plus and ASUS' ZenFone 3 Zoom have the same dual-camera features like on the OnePlus 5. The iPhone 7 Plus does 2x optical zoom, which is what you'd expect from the OnePlus 5 as well.

So, what do you guys think about the OnePlus 5?

That's a bit surprising considering that the camera is the main selling point of the phone, and OnePlus insisted on the various photo features during the presentation. But the focal length of the OnePlus' two cameras is such that it needs a little digital help to boost the zoom to 2x - and that raises the question of whether it is actually lossless. Well, optical zoom is a physical action within the camera, whereby you get a true and lossless zoom. It's worth knowing the digital zoom and optical zoom are different.