While the OPPO F1 doesn’t carry a great camera combination to boast about, the phone has a lot offered from the software side so as to ensure that the user takes advantage of the lenses and sensors provided, and don’t just randomly shoot pictures just like its done always.
Technically, it is a 13-megapixel camera on the back of the phone and an 8-megapixel camera on the front for stuff like selfies, video calling, etc. Let’s check out what the app offers, and then talk about the capture quality based on the quick photos taken at the event place.
The camera app certainly offers a lot, starting from gesture shots for both the cameras and there are functions like Audio Photo, HDR, Beautify, Ultra HD mode, Panorama mode, Slow shutter mode, Filters and even GIF capture. But once you are in the Functions tab, tapping on “More functions” button takes you to a bigger list of functions available to use.
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- Ultra HD: This mode helps take detailed pictures with an Ultra high resolution, and it takes about 2-3 seconds for the picture to be taken.
- Beautify: Works with both the cameras, it allows the user to beautify your face at different levels.
- Slow shutter: Works great in extending exposure time and capturing the motion traces, such as moving vehicles in low light conditions.
- Audio Photo: Not actually just a photo, but one along with sound and animation.
- Double Exposure: Shooting pictures twice and overlay into one, to have unique visual effects.
- Super Macro: This mode works very well, where you can move very close to any objects such as flowers and insects, and still the camera tries to adjust and focus on the object.
- Expert Mode: Commonly seen on most of the decent smartphones nowadays, the Expert mode gives manual options to control exposure, brightness (ISO), and focus for those who know how that works, and how to get creative in clicking pictures.
- RAW: Helps capture RAW format so that it can help getting more while post-processing.
- Time lapse: A fast-motion video.
- Slow-mo: Recording a slow motion video by slowing down the recording time.
Now, talking about the capture quality. Check out the full resolution pictures taken using OPPO F1’s camera and notice the details it has taken. At some points, we see some washing off around the corners, but most of it look very decent with color saturation. The photos we’ve taken are all without flash, without any modes to give an idea of the basic camera capability.
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Even with the selfies, the pictures came out good, especially with the app taking a couple of seconds extra to adjust the light in the photo. Beautification works great automatically, but you can choose to control it. Frankly, it isn’t any different or better from the other selfie cameras around, and the Lenovo Vibe S1 does a tad better job in selfie capturing with its dual-camera setup, as it, at least, allows to check the depth-of-field and set the blue for background whenever needed.