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With quad rear cameras and 20x zoom, OPPO’s Reno2 will revolutionise smartphone photography

On: August 16, 2019

OPPO pushed the boundaries of smartphone camera innovation in 2019 with the Reno 10x Zoom Edition. After a successful run in India, OPPO is now all set to launch its successor, the Reno2 in India ahead of its global launch. The latest flagship brings several new features to the table, including a quad camera setup, 5x hybrid zoom, 20x digital zoom, Ultra Night mode and more. Without further ado, let’s delve  into the details of what you can expect from the cameras of the OPPO Reno2.

Powerful quad camera setup

The highlight of the OPPO Reno2 is of course its quad camera setup on the back. The upcoming smartphone will sport a primary 48-megapixel sensor, an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 13-megapixel telephoto lens and a 2-megapixel mono lens. The four cameras in tandem cover a full focal length imaging system, with a range of 16mm to 83mm.

The primary 48-megapixel camera makes use of an IMX586 sensor with a large f/1.7 aperture size. The larger pixel size combined with the 4-in-1 pixel binning technology and wide aperture result in brighter and clearer images, even at night.

The 8-megapixel wide-angle lens offers a 116-degree field of view for capturing more in a single frame, ideal for landscapes and cityscapes. The versatile sensor also functions as a macro lens, enabling you to to click detailed close-up shots. This camera also features a faster focussing mechanism, thanks to a closed-loop voice-coil motor (VCM).

The 13MP telephoto lens makes use of a vertical structure to achieve two-time zooming. Thanks to the use of multiple cameras, the Reno2 is capable of offering 5x hybrid zoom and up to 20x digital zoom. The quad camera setup is engineered to offer sharper images even for objects at a distance. This clarity is thanks to the 20x digital zoom capacity and periscope lens mechanism. Different zoom options are also available for a wider range of shooting options.

Lastly, the 2MP mono lens allows users to capture black and white photos, and also offers a range of filters to enhance images.

Advanced imaging features

A powerful camera module is only as good as the software and interface accompanying the hardware. Fortunately, OPPO has an easy to use camera interface with tons of features to make use of the advanced camera module. Apart from the impressive zooming capabilities, you also get an Ultra Dark  Mode and Ultra Steady Video Stabilization. The former uses the pixel binning tech of the 48MP primary camera to capture details that even the human eye misses in the darkness. On the other hand, the Ultra Steady Video Stabilization mode uses HIS (Hybrid image stabilization) to capture steady and smooth handheld video.

The Reno series has been the catalyst for OPPO’s smartphone and creative development. With its launch on August 28th, the OPPO Reno2 Series will take this creativity one step further. The combination of a quad camera setup and cutting-edge camera tech makes the OPPO Reno2 one of the most anticipated smartphone launches this year, and we can’t wait to check it out.

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