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How good is Oppo’s special feature in the new flagship Find X3 Pro?

Oppo Find X3 Pro: A few days before this article, the up-and-coming smartphone manufacturer presented its new flagship, which, in addition to plenty of top hardware, has an extremely special camera on board. This is of course what all manufacturers say about their devices, but with the Find X3 Pro that really applies again. The important and new main sensor of the camera is installed twice.

If you look at the data sheet, you will notice that the new IMX 766 sensor from Sony is available twice in the Find X3 Pro. This is not a typo, but actually intended by Oppo. The differences, however, are in the details, because the second of the two 50 MP sensors is integrated for the ultra-wide-angle camera. The associated lens has no OIS, a smaller aperture and a larger viewing angle.

On the data sheet it looks like this:

  • 50 MP wide angle: Sony IMX 766; f / 1.8; FOV 84 °; Optical image stabilization (OIS); All Pixel Omni-directional PDAF
  • 50 MP ultra wide angle camera: Sony IMX 766; f / 2.2; FOV 110.3 °; All Pixel Omni-directional PDAF

The ultra-wide angle, which is not that big at all, should avoid distortions and other compromises and the basic image quality should also not have any disadvantages due to the identical image sensor to normal photos. In any case, these points have been known weaknesses of most camera systems so far. Apart from the larger viewing angle, the photos in the ultra-wide angle usually look very different from those of the main camera.

“In practice, these two cameras definitely work as advertised.”

But how good is the special camera system actually? Can it keep what Oppo promises or is that again more marketing than real progress? I looked at a few reviews to get the opinions for you. The legible and audible opinions are congruent. The photos from the ultra-wide-angle camera are almost identical to those from the main camera.

In addition, some colleagues emphasize the almost non-existent distortion in the outer image areas, which the ultra-wide angle usually brings with it. Even in low light, both cameras can deliver almost identical photos. At a certain point, however, the different apertures become noticeable and also the missing OIS. In principle, all colleagues have praised what Oppo has implemented here.

And otherwise? Overall, Oppo can deliver a really good camera system that is not really far behind previous test winners. For many testers, the biggest drawback was the removal of the periscope zoom, because the microscope lens installed instead looks more like a gimmick. There is now 5x zoom in the hybrid. That may be enough in most cases, but it is a big step backwards compared to the previous model.

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