As many publications, as many value judgments can be made about the quality of a camera set, underlining the subjective nature of the matter. However, it is worth regularly reading such publications as, say, the Mobile arena, that a consistent value judgment is made in one place. THE DxOMark is a portal specifically specialized in photography, which in recent years has started to test phones in addition to cameras, and at the top of the ranking list is typically a Huawei or Honor phone, which is still based on a common camera. One year ago, for example, the Magic4 Ultimate scored 147 points, which the Mate 50 Pro bid for with 149 points, the Magic5 Pro surpassed it with 152 points, and then the Oppo Find X6 Pro came knocking.
Last year’s predecessor wasn’t bad either, with a 50-megapixel normal and ultra-wide camera, but the 13-megapixel zoom camera with 2x magnification was out of line, and in the wrong direction. All this is a thing of the past: the Find X6 Pro offers three 50 megapixel sensors, of which the main unit is a huge 1″ type with f/1.8 aperture optics and hardware image stabilization. The other two offer 1/1.56″ sensors, of which the zoom unit provides 2.8x optical magnification at 65 mm, also with hardware stabilization. The 15 mm ultra-wide camera does not have optical stabilization, but it also has PD autofocus and a fairly wide 110-degree field of view. Finally, the selfie camera is 32 megapixels – let’s say the latter does not offer 4K 60 fps recording, at most 1080p 30, underlining that there is still room for Oppo to round out the overall picture.
Fortunately for the brand, DxOMark remained on the back burner during the investigation and rewarded the photography capabilities with a market-leading 153 points and the video capabilities with 148. The portal speaks of excellent normal and zoom quality for photos and motion pictures, as well as during day and night lighting conditions, with high-quality noise filtering, lightning-fast autofocus and clever image stabilization. The page also liked the background blur in portrait mode, although the backlit examples lacked contrast, and here and there the exposure stumbled during photography and video. For group portraits, they found the camera’s narrow focus range confusing, and the phone sometimes saved unnatural skin tones. In the end, there is a difference between what is seen in the live image and the final result in the dynamic capture. Examples of the page can be viewed here.