- OnePlus has finally provided details about the OnePlus 10 Pro camera.
- Highlights include a 150-degree ultra-wide camera, movie mode, and a “RAW+” setting.
- 10-bit color is also on deck, co-developed with Hasselblad.
Today we finally learn more about the OnePlus 10 Pro camera. While OnePlus still hasn’t revealed any explicit specs for the system, we now know some of the integral features that are on the way.
Below we have summarized what you can expect from the camera on the next flagship from OnePlus. Please note that the information and photos provided here come directly from OnePlus. You’ll have to wait until we get our hands on the 10 Pro before we can give you our honest opinion on things.
OnePlus 10 Pro camera: 150 degrees ultra-wide
If you’ve ever thought that the ultra-wide angle lens on your smartphone just isn’t wide enough, OnePlus has some good news for you. While most ultra-wide smartphone cameras stay within a 110 to 120 degree field of view (FoV), the OnePlus 10 Pro camera bumps that up to 150 degrees. This allows you to fit more of a landscape into your frame without having to physically step back.
Of course, the trade-off here is image distortion. The wider your field of view, the more of a “fisheye” shot you’ll get. Fortunately, OnePlus lets you drop to a normal 120-degree field of view with the OnePlus 10 Pro’s camera, which should yield a shot similar to the 9 Pro’s shot above.
Speaking of the fisheye effect, OnePlus is leaning on this by also offering a fisheye mode with the 10 Pro. This allows you to shoot fisheye-like shots without a snap-on fisheye lens like Moment’s. View an example above.
‘RAW+’ and 10-bit color
Professional photographers prefer to shoot in RAW as it allows greater control over editing and non-destructive editing. On the OnePlus 9 series, the company’s collaboration with Hasselblad produced the Hasselblad Pro mode, which shoots in RAW with natural color reproduction.
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On the three OnePlus 10 Pro cameras we have the next evolution of that Hasselblad system. Utilizing what OnePlus calls “RAW+”, the second-generation Hasselblad Pro Mode delivers all the benefits of shooting in RAW with the capabilities of the phone’s computer-assisted photography smarts. In other words, you can edit the photos as you would in a traditional RAW shot, but still have a photo processed by the phone’s software.
In the four sample shots above you see an original RAW+ file. You can also see that different edits can make it look very different without any loss of file quality.
To help with RAW+, the OnePlus 10 Pro camera also supports the OnePlus Billion Color Solution. This is marketing jargon for the fact that the 10 Pro supports 10-bit color in HEIF formats, just like the iPhone 12 series. Unfortunately, this format only works on the latest macOS systems and the 10 Pro itself, so you’ll need to be a Mac user to get the most out of this (at least for now).
Finally, the OnePlus 10 Pro camera isn’t just focused on still photography. OnePlus is also bringing in some video smarts.
The new movie mode, as the name suggests, is all about creating cinematic images. The Movie Mode UI, shown above, lets you adjust ISO, shutter speed, and more before or even while filming.
In addition, you can capture images in LOG format. This is similar to RAW photos in that it allows editors a “blank canvas” to edit without any post-processing from the smartphone.
You can see how this works in the video examples below. The first video shows the original recording in LOG format and the other shows it after an edit:
Those are the new features coming to the OnePlus 10 Pro camera. Unfortunately, we still don’t know the hard specifications of the system. All we know is that there will be a 48MP main camera, a 50MP ultrawide and an 8MP telephoto. Hopefully OnePlus will soon give more details about the specifications.