The Oppo Find X6 Pro features one of the best camera kits on the mobile market and joins the limited section of phones that offer 1" sensor for the primary camera.
Indeed, the Find X6 Pro has a 50MP primary camera with a 1" Sony sensor, followed by a 50MP ultrawide camera with autofocus and a 50MP zoom camera with a stabilized periscope lens for 2.8x optical zoom.
There is a fourth camera at the front for selfie purposes - a 32MP imager with support for autofocus.
The Oppo Find X6 Pro uses the same 1" sensor by Sony found on the Xiaomi 13 Pro and 12S Ultra, as well as on the vivo X90 Pro. We have already explained what the 1" means in our 12S Ultra review - it's not the actual sensor size, but a legacy concept that refers to the diameter of the video camera tube needed to project an image that would cover the size of the sensor. You can learn more about that here.
The 50.3MP Sony IMX 989 sensor is the largest sensor available on a smartphone with 1.6µm individual pixels and Quad-Bayer RGB color filter. The sensor sits behind a 23mm f/1.8 stabilized (OIS) lens with high-transmittance glass (1 glass + 7 plastic pieces). The sensor features Octa-PD autofocus. It should also offer 2x lossless zoom.
The ultrawide and zoom cameras use an identical sensor - 50MP Sony IMX890 1/1.56" with 1/0µm pixels and all-pixel omnidirectional autofocus (or Octa-PD AF) on both. This means the ultrawide camera supports focusing from as close as 4cm away, while the zoom camera has a minimum focus distance of 25cm.
The ultrawide camera uses a 15mm f/2.2 7P free-form lens.
The zoom camera relies on a 65mm f/2.4 periscopic 5P lens with suspension prism image stabilization (OIS). Oppo says this should be the most stable periscope zoom lens on the smartphone market. The lens offers 2.8x zoom compared to the main camera, but Oppo has chosen fixed 3x and 6x fixed steps in the camera app.
The rear camera setup is assisted by a laser transmitting/receiving system, which should serve well the autofocus and probably the portrait mode.
There is also a color spectral sensor next to the LED flash.
The Hasselblad collaboration brings the Swedish camera company's color science for the camera's Pro mode - what Oppo calls Natural Color Calibration.
The color spectral sensor on the back undoubtedly helps in the color department by enabling more precise auto white balance.
The in-house-developed Marisilicon X imaging NPU is in charge of processing the data streams, particularly for HDR and low-light video.
And last on the camera list, the selfie camera employs a 32MP Sony IMX 709 1/2.8" sensor with 0.8µm pixels, a Quad-Bayer filter and a wide-angle 21mm f/2.4 lens. Curiously, this is one of the very few selfie cameras on the market to support autofocus. Since this camera has a rather wide field of view, the camera app offers 0.8x (21mm), 1x (25mm) and 2x (49mm) - with the 25mm and 49mm being done by a simple digital zoom.
There's nothing too sophisticated about the default camera app - it is similar to what you'd find on any recent Oppo or Realme. The main camera modes are arranged in a typical carousel formation. The usual controls for HDR and the AI mode can be found on top of the viewfinder. The Settings menu gives you the standard list of options.
There is High-res, Auto HDR and Auto Macro mode tucked away in the More sub-menu.
You will find four toggles on the viewfinder - one for the ultrawide, one for the main 1x mode, and two zoom shortcuts - 3x and 6x. If you decide to use the zoom wheel, you will see that the switch from the main camera to the zoom one is done at the 2.8x point.
And although there's a dedicated Night mode, we found that even in Photo mode, there's Night mode processing at play if the lighting conditions are met and all photos (default and Night) are identical. There's also a tripod mode within the Night mode that uses longer exposure for better results. The Night mode is supported on all three cameras.
Oppo has brought Pro mode support to all of its cameras. It gives you control over the usual stuff like ISO, exposure, white balance, manual focus, and shutter speed (up to 30s). There are also focus peaking and histogram to help you out. RAW and RAW+ (expanded dynamic range) are available across all three rear cameras.
Dolby Vision HDR video capturing is supported just like on iPhones. Its maximum resolution is 4K30.
Inside the advanced settings, you will find options for 10-bit color mode shooting, HEIF format for photos and HEVC format for videos.
The main camera on the Oppo Find X6 Pro saves 12.5MP by default, and those are among the best you can get from a smartphone these days.
The amount of resolved detail is great, while the processing is mature, and the rendition turned out nicely balanced and natural-looking.
All photos are noise-free, sharpened just right, and the colors are lively but not over the top. The contrast is high, and the dynamic range is adequate but not too high.
Some of the flat surfaces look so squeaky clean that they are almost waxy in appearance. It's only visible from up close, but it's definitely an observation that stands out compared to the other cameraphones with 1-inch sensors.
Oppo says its primary camera is capable of 2x in-sensor zoom, and we can confirm it's quite good. It is probably done by cropping the center of the 50MP output as it's not exactly like a 2x optical one - you can clearly see where the upscaling algorithm didn't do a great job with fine detail, such as trees, grass, and roof tiles.
Still, the 2x zoom offers detailed enough photos with as excellent properties as the 1x images. However, the waxy look of some of the flat textured is more pronounced this way. But again, that's only visible if you zoom in from up close.
Oddly, the 50MP photos taken with the main camera look upscaled from 12.5MP, and we can't recommend using this mode.
The ultrawide camera also relies on a large 50MP sensor even if its binned pixels are "just" 2.0µm big. The camera supports autofocus and uses a freeform lens - instead of the traditional spherical or aspherical optical elements, the camera uses an asymmetrical lens with a complex and uneven surface. The freeform type of lens tackles optical aberrations and allows better quality light to reach the sensor - two major benefits for an ultrawide-angle camera.
The 12.5MP photos taken on the ultrawide camera are easily among the best in class. They are incredibly detailed, clean of noise, and have minimal distortion around the corners. Even intricate detail, such as foliage or dog fur, come through very well and look natural.
The white balance is accurate, and the colors are great, matching the colors of the photos from the main camera. The contrast is high once again, and the dynamic range is great but not too extreme.
Overall, this ultrawide camera captures amazing photos, just like the main camera.
Thanks to the autofocus, the ultrawide camera also doubles as a macro shooter. Note that there is an option for Auto Macro, but when triggered, it crops and upscales from the photo to match the field of view of the main camera (23mm). That's why we didn't use the Auto Macro and instead shot our closeup photos in their default 15mm FoV.
And the ultrawide closeups are outstanding. The center of the image is amazingly detailed and sharp, without traces of noise, and with superb color rendition. The background is equally impressive with lovable bokeh, good dynamic range, and a nice overall rendition.
Indeed, these have to be one of the best closeup shots in terms of image quality you can get from a smartphone today.
The ultrawide camera also supports 50MP high-res shooting, and once again - the photos are simple upscales from the default 12.5MP output.
The zoom camera uses the same large 50MP sensor as the ultrawide-angle one, but it sits behind a 65mm periscopic lens. This means it provides roughly 2.8x optical zoom over the primary camera (23mm lens). And if you use the zoom wheel, you will notice the switch between the cameras around the 2.7x-2.8x mark.
Oppo offers two zoom shortcuts on the viewfinder - 3x and 6x - and you can imagine that both require crop and upscale, or at least sort of. Since the sensor is 50MP, the 3x can be achieved without any losses, while the 6x, in theory, should be of higher quality than a simple digital zoom thanks to the in-sensor zoom.
Let's look at some zoomed photos now.
The standard 3x zoomed photos are excellent. They have plenty of detail and great sharpness, lovely colors, high contrast and good dynamic range. The noise is minimal, if any.
We took a few shots with the native 2.8x zoom and, quite expectedly, they are splendid.
The 6x zoomed photos are coming from the center of the 50MP image, which means they look a bit artificial, but have more detail than what a simple crop and upscale would have offered (we tried). Sure, the sharpness is far from ideal, but for sharing online, these surely look good, and you can see what's far away from you.
The photos are mediocre in detail, but the rest of their properties are in line with the standard 3x photos.
And here are a couple of 10x zoomed photos. Quite expectedly, those are soft, and the detail is subpar, but they are usable for sure.
The 50MP high-res photos from the zoom camera are as poor as those from the other two 50MP cameras - they look like upscales from the 12.5MP output.
The Portrait mode offers 3x and 1x zoom levels, with the 3x being the default option. The portraits we took with the zoom camera are impeccable, with excellent subject rendition (resolved detail and processing), impressive colors, great dynamic range and no visible noise.
The background is also lovely - the bokeh has been a bit enhanced but doesn't look artificial - on the contrary - quite natural and convincing.
The 1x portraits are also worthy of praise - the subject is well-developed with a ton of detail, while its separation from the background is as proficient as it can be these days. The simulated bokeh is quite likable.
The 1x portrait also benefits from equally great colors and excellent dynamic range.
Finally, let's talk about the selfie camera. It's a 32MP Quad-Bayer shooter, one that s capable of autofocus - a rarity these days. It saves 32MP images instead of 8MP, which means you should not expect a whole lot of detail.
And indeed, the 32MP selfies are solid and, in fact, surprisingly good. The ones taken without HDR (the first two shots) are incredibly detailed, with a nicely balanced rendition and natural processing. The colors are accurate, the noise is low, and the dynamic range is a bit narrow.
The Auto HDR triggered for the rest of the photos, and the resolved detail is nearly halved, but the dynamic range gets the desired boost, and the selfies are excellent. 32MP is plenty enough, so when those get downsized to 12MP, 8MP or lower, they look as flagship as they come these days.
The Photo mode appears to support Auto Night mode and saves the same photos as the dedicated Night Mode, which also operates at an automatic level.
The night photos from the main camera as some of the best you can get from a smartphone in 2023. The resolved detail is top-notch, the exposure is outstanding, the dynamic range is more than enough, there is no visible noise, and the color saturation is awesome.
The same can be said about the ultrawide camera photo quality in low-light conditions. The samples we took are impressive, with great detail and sharpness (for an UW camera), a bright look, a great color rendition, and a high dynamic range across all scenes. These are some of the best UW shots we've seen lately, and the large sensor pixels, premium lens and the autofocus surely helped.
The 3x zoomed photos from the telephoto camera are impressive, too. All shots we took at night turned out detailed and sharp, with low noise, great colors and high dynamic range. They are quite bright, too.
In fact, looking across the photos from all three cameras, we can clearly see they have consistently good exposure, color rendition, and dynamic range, something that's extremely rare.
The 6x zoomed photos are digitally zoomed - cropped and upscaled from the 3x ones - and the detail is not rendered as nicely.
Tripod Night Mode is available as part of the Night Mode; you need to enable it yourself. It works on all three rear cameras, and the photos it took are impeccable. This mode needs about 2-3s on the main camera and about 8s on the UW and 3x shooters.
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The Oppo Find X6 Pro supports video recording on all of its cameras. The three rear cams can shoot up to 4K at 60fps videos, while the selfie camera supports 1080p at 30fps. Update, June 2023: a firmware update enabled 4K video at 30fps for the selfie camera.
The primary camera supports Dolby Vision video capturing in all 30fps modes. There is a 3x zoom shortcut, but it provides 3x zoom on the primary camera when shooting in Dolby Vision format.
Depth of Field video capturing is also supported; it works on the main camera and is shot in 1080p@30fps.
Electronic stabilization is supported across all cameras and resolutions, excluding 4K60 on the zoom camera. It is optional only for the selfie camera and non-negotiable for the rear imagers.
The video bitrate is about 50Mbps for 4K clips and about 20Mbps-25Mbps for the 1080p videos. Audio is recorded in stereo at 256kbps bitrate, and the sound is quite nice.
Let's start with the main camera. It captures top-notch 4K daylight videos with flagship-grade resolved detail and sharpness, great colors, and excellent dynamic range. The footage is clean of noise, and everything looks pleasant and natural - trees, cars, buildings, sky.
The 4K low-light clips from the main camera are equally impressive - they excel in everything - from resolved detail, noise reduction, color rendition, and even dynamic range. These are some of the best you can capture on a smartphone at night.
The 4K videos from the ultrawide camera are almost perfect, too. They do impress with sharpness, dynamic range, and the lack of noise, but their colors could have been a notch better. Even as is, we'd still consider them some of the best in the flagship class.
The 4K night video from the ultrawide camera is surprisingly good - there is enough detail, and while we can see some noise, it doesn't get in the way. The video has great exposure and adequate dynamic range and retains excellent color saturation.
The 3x zoomed video we took in broad daylight is another great example of great 4K footage. The resolved detail is a lot, no traces of noise, the colors are lively, and the dynamic range is alright.
The 3x zoomed low-light video is good, too. It offers adequate detail, the noise is low, and the colors are true to life. The dynamic range isn't that good, and the footage is soft, but all things considered - another solid performance.
The 6x zoomed videos, no matter if taken in daylight or low-light conditions, are digitally zoomed from the 3x ones, and their detail rendition is not as good.
The default (not stabilized) selfie video offers excellent sharpness, colors and contrast, and enough dynamic range. It is quite shaky, obviously. Note that sometimes the focus may not be as accurate, and your face could look a bit soft because of that. We suggest tapping on your face upon launching the selfie video camera, just in case.
Turning on the stabilization will crop the field of view, and you will also notice a small drop in the detail and the overall sharpness. The footage remains good, though.
We hope Oppo to push a firmware update that adds 4K video capturing for the selfie camera, just like vivo did for the X90 flagships.
And here are some stabilization tests. The EIS + OIS combo works great on the main camera.
The electronic stabilization is quite efficient on the ultrawide camera.
The zoom camera relies mostly on OIS, though when shooting at 30fps we noticed a narrower field of view and a minor improvement in the stabilization, which means there is EIS involved, too. Of course, nobody really takes zoomed videos when walking.
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