As photo and video content has transformed the way we communicate with each other, today’s smartphone users expect more out of the camera on their phones. In response to this, smartphone brands including OPPO have been going all out to create camera systems capable of capturing clear, high-quality, and true-to-life images. On the recently launched Reno10 Pro+ 5G, OPPO has created a professional-level portrait photography experience across every aspect of the imaging chain to set a new benchmark for professional portrait photography on a smartphone.
Setting a new standard for professional portrait photography on smartphone
The rapid increase in available computational power on smartphones in recent years has led many smartphone brands to introduce so-called image ‘optimization’ or ‘beautification’ effects to create brighter, more eye-catching images, OPPO recognizes that light and shadow play a key role in good photography by making portraits appear more three dimensional and lifelike.
While smartphone image processing algorithms can lower the barrier for good photography, over reliance on these algorithms can also destroy much of the natural information in the image. In order to create timeless masterpieces, OPPO aims to combine traditional photography knowledge with smart computational photography techniques to build an imaging system capable of reproducing the ultra-realistic interconnection between light and shadow, space, and true-to-life colours.
With a team of over 1,000 dedicated imaging specialists and an annual investment of approximately US$156 million, OPPO aims to empower users to shoot enduring and exquisite photographs on their mobile phones. Asides from its own internal efforts, OPPO also frequently collaborates with acclaimed photographers, lighting engineers, and post-production specialists to incorporate their insights and expertise on what defines good portrait photography into its own products to define its fundamental standard for excellent smartphone portrait photography: professional level images with clear details, natural colours, and ultra-realistic light and shadow effects.
End-to-end upgrades bring pro-level portrait photography
On the new Reno10 Pro+ 5G, OPPO has implemented end-to-end upgrades across the entire image experience, from shooting to image processing and display, to deliver SLR-standard portrait photography capabilities based on new breakthroughs in image clarity, light, shadow, and color.
The smartphone introduces an independent, professional quality telephoto lens for the first time in Reno series to improve image clarity and quality from its foundation. It features a large 64MP, ½ inch sensor with greater color sensitivity and a 3-times optical zoom, offering more freedom of composition and attention to both subject and background. The Reno10 Pro+ 5G also includes a new optical quality 6-times zoom built on OPPO’s In-sensor Zoom Technology for further magnification. On top of these features, the lens is coated with an ALD anti-reflective optical coating that includes cutting-edge Prime floating OIS for improved image stabilization.
While the camera design of the Reno10 Pro+ 5G emphasizes capturing high quality images from the source, image processing still plays a key role in optimizing the captured information. OPPO’s new image processing architecture leverages the power of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform and utilizes multi-frame synthesis. By dedicating such a huge amount of processing resources to this task, the Reno10 Pro+ 5G is able to perform multi-frame synthesis in the RAW domain, resulting in improved low-light HDR photos, portrait mode, and high-resolution digital zoom. Through improvements in AI denoising, AI demosaicing, and deep pixel compositing, the Reno10 Pro+ 5G delivers new breakthroughs in image clarity, color, and restores natural light and shadow in images, resulting in photos with realistic 3D details.
The Reno series’ renowned Portrait Mode also returns to the Reno10 Pro+ 5G and has been updated with a bokeh flare effect, adjustable aperture settings, and improved subject-background separation algorithms. Further to this, multi-semantic segmentation has been implemented to improve detection accuracy for repetitive textures and other scenes, and edge feathering algorithms are used to optimize the appearance of edges based on depth data.
As the last stage in both shooting and reviewing photos, the screen is in many ways just as important as all the other steps that come before it. So, to give the fantastic photos and videos shot on the Reno10 Pro+ 5G the stage they deserve, the smartphone features 2772 × 1240 resolution Ultra-clear Display in the form of ProXDR Smart Display Control. This technology uses a high-precision image recognition algorithm to automatically detect light sources stored in the grayscale image data and locally adjust screen brightness, accordingly, resulting in up to 8 times higher dynamic range.