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OPPO Reno 2 Camera Review: Equally great for photo and video

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OPPO has always been dedicated to improving the overall mobile photography industry. That’s something that we’re clearly seeing on the OPPO Reno 2.

We already know that the OPPO Reno 2 is a great all-rounder device, as what we found out in our hands-on review. But today, in our OPPO Reno 2 camera review, we want to dig deeper into the device’s best feature. Oh, and if you don’t like reading, you can hit play on our OPPO Reno 2 Camera review video instead.

Let’s start right away by detailing what we’re working with here. Headlining its camera prowess is its 48-megapixel Sony IMX 886 sensor with a wide f/1.7 and optical image stabilizer. There’s also a 13-megapixel telephoto lens that can go up to 20x of digital zoom, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide, and 2-megapixel depth sensor.

The device also has an Ultra Steady Video feature, that lets you take ultra-steady videos even in handheld. It also has other great video recording features that are great for content creators and aspiring YouTubers. We actually created a short video that was entirely shot on the OPPO Reno 2 that you can check out.

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So today, we’re focusing on its photography prowess. Starting with the 48-megapixel primary sensor.

Unsurprisingly, it takes really well-details images with great colors and brightness. The contrast is not the best unless you set the exposure right before the shot is taken.

It also has a Dazzle Color mode feature, which you can easily enable in the camera app. This basically takes an image, analyzes it, and applies an appropriate amount of saturation, for a more vibrant and Instagram-ready images.

This camera is great for everything. From taking pictures of food, adventures, people, and whatnot.

The OPPO Reno 2 also has an Ultra Dark Mode feature, that takes a long exposure shot and creates bright and well-detailed images at night or indoors. The feature also works well even in handheld, thanks to the optical image stabilizer and the smart software.

Next stop, we have the 13-megapixel telephoto camera that provides up to 5x of hybrid zoom and 20x of digital magnification.

The 2x is great if you just want to remove any distraction in the foreground. At 5x, you can get closer while still getting a relatively clean image. But everything beyond that, especially at 20x zoom is almost unusable.

Still, at 20x, the details are visible. This is handy if you really want to capture faraway objects, or if you just want to check out something that’s really faraway. It’s like having a telescope in your pocket. If you want that ludicrous zoom function, you can check out the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom.

Next stop, we have the 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera. Clearly, the OPPO Reno 2 lets you take whatever image you want.

It may not have too many pixels like what the first two have, but it still produces great images. Both the colors and contrast are acceptable. Albeit the sharpness and details are definitely not its strongest suit.

But with a wide field-of-view like this, you can cram in more subject on a single frame. Which is really handy if you’re in tight spaces, or you want to put a lot of elements on your composition.

Of course, we have the obligatory 2-megapixel depth sensor. Thanks to this one, the primary camera can take bokeh images with great edge detection. As you can see in the samples, the foreground is neatly separated from the background, creating a believable depth-of-field effect.

Another highlight of the OPPO Reno 2 is its pop-up selfie camera. OPPO’s signature shark-fin pop-up camera houses a 16-megapixel sensor.

OPPO have been doing selfies good for a long time, so it’s no surprise that this one also takes great selfies. Also, the software novelties are still here, from the AI face beauty and whatnot.

Well, that’s it. As you just saw, the OPPO Reno 2 is clearly equipped with tons of camera features that will make taking pictures and shooting videos enjoyable.

OPPO didn’t put tons of cameras on this thing just to make it look good on paper. In fact, all of those cameras are useful. Which performed even better thanks to the nifty tricks that its software have.

The OPPO Reno 2 is now available in the Philippines for a price of Php28,990.

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