TL;DR OnePlus has finally delivered details on the OnePlus 10 Pro camera. Highlights include a 150-degree ultrawide camera, a Movie Mode,
- OnePlus has finally delivered details on the OnePlus 10 Pro camera.
- Highlights include a 150-degree ultrawide camera, a Movie Mode, and a “RAW+” setting.
- 10-bit color is also on deck, co-developed with Hasselblad.
Today, we’re finally learning more about the OnePlus 10 Pro camera. Although OnePlus still hasn’t divulged explicit specs for the system, we now know some of the integral features on the way.
Below, we’ve summarized what you can expect from the camera on OnePlus’ next flagship. Keep in mind the information and photos provided here come directly from OnePlus. You’ll need 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-degree ultrawide
If you’ve ever thought the ultrawide lens on your smartphone just isn’t wide enough, OnePlus has some good news for you. Whereas most smartphone ultrawide cameras stick 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 physically needing to move backward.
Of course, the trade-off here is image warping. The wider your FoV goes, the more of a “fisheye” shot you’re going to get. Thankfully, OnePlus allows you to drop down to a normal 120-degree FoV with the OnePlus 10 Pro’s camera, which would produce a shot similar to the 9 Pro’s photo above.
Speaking of the fisheye effect, OnePlus leans into this by also offering a fisheye mode with the 10 Pro. This will allow you to take fisheye-style shots without using a snap-on fisheye lens, such as those from Moment. Check out an example above.
‘RAW+’ and 10-bit color
Professional photographers prefer shooting in RAW because it allows more editing control as well as non-destructive editing. On the OnePlus 9 series, the company’s partnership 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. Using what OnePlus is calling “RAW+,” the second-gen Hasselblad Pro Mode provides all the benefits of shooting in RAW with the capabilities of the phone’s computational photography smarts. In other words, you can edit the photos as you would in a traditional RAW shoot but still get a photo processed by the phone’s software.
In the four example shots above, you can see an original RAW+ file. You also can see various edits can make it look very different without any loss in file quality.
To assist 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 make the most of this (at least for now).
Finally, the OnePlus 10 Pro camera isn’t only focused on still photography. OnePlus is bringing in some video smarts as well.
The new Movie Mode, as its name suggests, is all about shooting cinematic-esque footage. The Movie Mode UI, shown above, allows you to adjust ISO, shutter speed, and more before or even during filming.
Additionally, you can capture footage in LOG format. This is similar to RAW stills 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 samples below. The first video shows the original shot in the 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 specs for the system. All we know is there will be a 48MP main, a 50MP ultrawide, and an 8MP telephoto. Hopefully, OnePlus will dish out more specs info soon.