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Oppo Find X3 Pro brings microscopy to phones!

Oppo Find X3 Pro

There is always an outlier when it comes to phone innovation and we have to give it to Oppo in 2021 as it seems to have created a phone that really delivers features that seemed impossible just months ago.  The Oppo Find X3 Pro can deliver the usual 4k 30p and 60p video and up to 720p 480fps slow motion along with the common standard of 240p at 1080p.  Where the phone jumps ahead of the pack is the inclusion of a real microscopy camera module that has a ring light to boot.

The Microscope camera can deliver a mind-altering 60x microscopy range magnification that looks so good that you might think it was taken with a professional clinical microscope.   It will not be enough to show blood cells that usually require over 100x to be appreciated but it delivers detail on small insects, fibers, textures, and electronics that previously required a complicated camera setup attached to a multi-lens instrument. → Continue Reading Full Post ←

OPPO Reno Has 240fps Slow Mo But not on 10x!

OPPO Reno Slow Motion

The OPPO Reno 10x is getting a lot of attention due to the inclusion of a supposed 10x optical telescoping lens which uses a prism and a series of stabilized lens elements to create the first built in telephoto option on a camera phone.  In testing, this turns out to be about a real 5x optical lens with very clever processing to generate even higher software magnification.  However, you will be sad to know that the 10X version of the phone does not shoot Super Slow Motion.

The Regular OPPO Reno which is cheaper and lacks the 10X camera does shoot up to 1080p 240fps which is not class leading and there are as of this time no samples to speak of. We believe this phone uses slow motion as an after-thought spec and focuses more on the stills and 4k 60p video mode only on the 10x version which are a higher selling point.  We still believe the OPPO Reno is a worthy phone for anyone wanting cutting edge optics on a phone but not as a slow motion contender.

OPPO Reno Series (Non 10x Zoom) Camera Specs:

Rear Sensor : 48MP & 5MP
Front Sensor : 16MP
Aperture :
Front: 16MP F2.0
Rear: 48MP F1.7 + 5MP F2.4
Features :
Rear 6P camera of 48MP, PDAF;
Front 5P camera of 16MP with beauty function
Camera Mode :
Photo, Video, Expert, Pano, Portrait, Night, Time Lapse, and Slo-Mo
Video :
Front camera: 1080P/720P@30fps
Rear camera: Up to 4K@30fps, 1080P@60fps/30fps, 720P@60fps/30fps, 240fps 1080p Slow Motion!

OPPO Reno 10X Camera Specs:

Rear Sensor : 48MP + 8MP + 13MP
Front Sensor : 16MP
Aperture :
Front: 16MP F2.0
Rear: 48MP F1.7 + 8MP F2.2 + 13MP F3.0
Features :
Rear 6P camera of 48MP, PDAF, dual OIS;
Front 5P camera of 16MP with beauty function
Camera Mode :
Photo, Video, Expert, Time-lapse, Pano, Night, and Portrait
Other Features : 10x telephoto
Video :
Front camera: 1080P/720P@30fps
Rear camera: 4K@60fps/30fps, 1080P@60fps/30fps, 720P@60fps/30fps

When we dig deeper in the camera spec differences we see that the regular OPPO Reno has a 5MP rear sensor for the standard non-high megapixel camera and the Reno 10x has an 8MP sensor in the same spot.  We estimate that the 5MP sensor has a higher possible frame rate than the 8MP which means that the 240fps mode being only included in the regular Reno and not the 10X is a function of which sensor is used as the standard camera.

As we saw on the Galaxy S10 phone, the slow motion feature is only available in the standard focal length 12mp camera and absent in the telephoto and or wide angle cameras.  Which means not every sensor is the same and the high speed memory access needed is only on the standard imager on that phone. It is why if you need to set up a shot for slow motion you have to stop thinking about the other two cameras.
The OPPO Reno has a similar compromise but even phone wise. If you need slow motion you need to only get the Reno (Non 10X version) for 240p and that is still not competitive with Samsung, OnePlus or Sony phones on the high frame rate feature.

Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Hands On: Peek-a-boo by Pocketnow:

OPPO Reno Slow Motion More High Frame Rate Innovation needed:

The trend so far in phones that shoot slow motion makes it hard to be optimistic in 2019 about what we will see when we look for the feature in new phones. All these new multi-sensor/Multi-Lens cameras have trade-offs which are dependant on their intended focal lengths. The fact that the slow motion feature is absent from the zoom and wide lenses means that the high frame rate trend might be put to the wayside in future phones as a gimmick.

If sensors and lens systems evolve to use a unified sensor with interchangeable internal lens elements we have a better chance of having the slow motion feature be consistent in camera selection. We, however, do not see this happening anytime soon.   How cool would it be to have a 10x zoom or super wide slow motion phone feature?  We will have to wait a long time to see this unless manufacturers take the feature as seriously as they did in 2017 and 2018.  We have some hope from Apple and OnePlus that their solutions could include slow motion in more than one sensor.

Oppo Reno vs 5G vs 10x Zoom | Series comparison by Tech Spurt: → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Oppo Find X Has 480fps 720p Slow Motion!

Oppo the phone company based in Dongguan, China has released their flagship phone the Oppo Find X. Comparisons will be made to the iPhone X nut just in name but also on shape and design.  However, the Oppo has no notch but it also has a similar aesthetic to the Galaxy S9 from Samsung but with the impressive feature which slides a motorized top part with both the rear and front cameras.  Design wise this phone might be the most impressive and elegant phone ever made up to this point.

The phone has no 4k 60p like others in its class but does have 240fps 1080p and 480fps 720p video. There is something akin to this phone and the OnePlus 6 in that they share the video specs. Are these phones similarly built or it is just a fluke?  We tend to see a homogenized spec sheet on these handsets as technology is standardized in China within camera modules.  It is encouraging to see so many phones having the slow motion feature included and prominently displayed in the feature run-down.

Oppo Find X Camera Specs:

Oppo Find X CAMERA Specs Primary Dual: 16 MP (f/2.0, 1/2.6″, 1.22µm, PDAF, OIS) + 20 MP (f/2.0, 1/2.8″, 1.0µm), phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps,



Secondary 25 MP (f/2.0)

Other specs:

DISPLAY Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.42 inches, 101.2 cm2 (~87.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~401 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
– ColorOS 5.1
PLATFORM OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
CPU Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPU Adreno 630
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 256 GB, 8 GB RAM

Oppo Find X: Motorized Madness! by Marques Brownlee:

As you can see from the Marques Brownlee video above, the mechanism from the Oppo Find X is mesmerizing and a complete surprise since it is a departure from every other phone that has a bezel or notch at the top of the phone. One huge problem will be durability but our main concern is the lack of really tough shielding from the elements as the phone with a sliding panel simply cannot be waterproofed or be completely free from dust or sand. However, you have to give it to Oppo for creating something that really is unique with a nearly bezel-less 93.8% coverage screen design to boot.

There is no question the Oppo Find X phone is powerful with a lot of tech inside it, but that mechanism will get you a trip to warranty repair sooner than a closed phone. It has good safety controls for the mechanism but expect it to break unexpectedly for reasons like drops, sand, water or opening forced.   And how will you design a case with a top that extends? It basically makes it a two-part design by having a specific piece for the top.  Case designers nightmare for sure.  We expect other phones to do this soon as it is just a great way to get around the screen sensor/camera notch.

Oppo claims the mechanism to last 300,000+ Times so that may bring some comfort from opening and closing the device several times a day, especially for face unlock!

OPPO Find X Hands-on – is this the future? by YugaTech: → Continue Reading Full Post ←