The Find X5 Pro records video up to 4K60 with its main and ultrawide cameras. The telephoto is capped at 4K30, though it can also record in 4K60 at 2x zoom, only that mode is sourced from the main camera, so it's lower quality. There's no 8K recording on the Find X5 Pro.
Stabilization is available in all modes and is always on. There's an option to choose whether to encode videos using the h.264 or the h.265 codec, too.
4K videos out of the Find X5 Pro's main camera are superb. They're contrasty but with good development at both the highlight and shadow ends. Colors are pleasingly vivid too, and we observed no weird color casts. We're also seeing excellent detail, and its rendered with a reasonable level of sharpening - not 'natural', strictly speaking, but not excessive either. The above applies to both the 30fps (53Mbps) and 60fps (62Mbps) footage - they're identical in quality.
The ultrawide is similarly indiscriminatory towards frame rates, and its 4K30 and 4K60 clips look the same. And they look great too. These are some of the most detailed 4K videos we've seen from an ultrawide camera, and noise is also kept very low. Colors are nicely saturated but a smidge cooler than on the main camera - we observed this occasional color discrepancy in stills too - hardly an issue in isolation but can be seen in a direct comparison. Dynamic range is excellent on this one, too.
4K30 clips also have respectable detail and are noise-free while maintaining a pleasing color palette. One thing that stood out is the relatively limited highlight dynamic range - look at the glowing white building on the left of the frame and compare it to the rendition in one of the above clips. No big deal, but suboptimal performance.
Stabilization is very effective on the Find X5 Pro. Both the main and the ultrawide stabilize well against walking shake, though the result is perhaps a touch more floaty than ideal. Pans are smooth and have no abrupt transitions, while simply pointing the phone in a fixed direction makes for rock-solid footage. The telephoto camera produces quite stable clips as well.
At the time of reviewing, there was still no Ultra Night Video on the Find X5 Pro, despite the phone having received several updates along the way. On the Find X3 Pro, if you had the AI toggle enabled and the scene drops below a certain light level, Ultra Night Video would engage. On the Find X5 Pro, in the state we reviewed it in, there was no such behavior.
With that Ultra Night mode missing, we're still getting respectably sharp and detailed footage from the main camera. Color saturation is good, too - there's no discoloration in the dark. Not quite stills-like, the dynamic range can be a bit limited, particularly in the highlights, though we may have had our expectations set too high.
The AI Highlight Video toggle does work, and it help reduce haloing around light sources, while, for the most part, maintaining the exposure so your shadows don't suffer. It's no surprise then that the Oppo appears very keen to auto-engage that AI toggle every now and again when it sees you're shooting in the dark. Still, we expected Ultra Night Video but only got AI Highlight Video.
The ultrawide does a pretty solid job as well, particularly in scenes with at least some moderate amount of light.
The telephoto isn't quite as adept at handling darkness but does return usable results - again, provided you don't point it into absolute darkness. This one tends to be particularly halo-y with light sources pointing into the camera, so it's perhaps the most definitive advocate for using the AI Highlight video control toggle.
You can examine how the Oppo Find X5 Pro compares to rivals in our studio scene in our Video compare tool. Head over there for the complete picture.