10-bit color and 12-bit RAW: How the OnePlus 10 Pro redefines phone photography
It’s become clear now that OnePlus takes its camera game very seriously, especially on its flagship smartphones. The brand is always innovating and bringing to its smartphones features and collaborations that other companies could not even dream of. One such OnePlus collaboration took place last year with legendary camera brand Hasselblad. With this partnership, OnePlus has taken smartphone photography to another level.
The brand has raised the photography stakes even further with the launch of its latest flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 10 Pro. The OnePlus 10 Pro is packed with muscle. It comes with a powerful rear-installed triple camera which is driven by a 48-megapixel Sony IMX789 main sensor, exclusive to OnePlus devices. This sensor is backed by a 50-megapixel ultra-wide lens that can not only give you a basic 110-degree ultra-wide view, but can also reach up to 150 degrees, expanding your photographic horizon and delivering those fancy fisheye views. The third sensor on the list is an 8-megapixel telephoto camera that offers 3.3x optical zoom and brings you closer with a whopping 30x digital zoom. This year, with its flagship phone, OnePlus has also increased the megapixel count of its selfie camera from 16 to 32 megapixels.
The OnePlus 10 Pro also brings features that make the most of all those megapixel and camera counts. The phone comes with the OnePlus Billion Color solution which allows the phone to apply natural color grading with Hasselblad to over a billion colors. What else. the three sensors on the back of the OnePlus 10 Pro have the ability to take 10-bit color photos.
To understand why this is important, consider color depth. The color depth of an image is measured in bits, with the number of bits highlighting the number of colors present in each pixel. This means that the more bits per pixel you get, the more colors will be available. Our regular phones take pictures in 8-bit color, which is up to 16 million colors. With OnePlus bringing 10-bit color to its three sensors on the rear, that number has been boosted further to an almost insane billion colors – 64 times more than what we get from regular photography options. This number not only beats most smartphones, but actually pushes the boundaries of the DSLR level.
To top off that 1 billion color brilliance, the OnePlus 10 Pro uses the DCI-P3 color gamut to shoot photos. This provides 25% more coverage than the usual RGB color gamut used on most smartphones. All of this just means that photos taken with the OnePlus 10 Pro will not only deliver accurate colors, but will also result in less color banding and smoother transitions between colors. Basically, colors like never before.
The OnePlus 10 Prp also allows you to do much more with the photos taken using RAW mode. The choice of professionals, the RAW mode is for those who like to edit their photos in depth and give them a new dimension. The rule of thumb about RAW mode is that the more information you have, the more creative freedom and editing opportunities you get. Think of it as cooking – more ingredients means you have more options to play with and more dishes you can cook. The same goes for RAW mode and editing. Hasselblad Pro mode on the OnePlus 10 Pro not only lets you capture images in stunning 12-bit RAW, but also lets you customize settings like ISO and white balance across all three sensors at once. back, which gives tons of information and a greater level of dynamic range. The phone also comes with Hasselblad’s natural color solution for mobile which not only brings an impressive array of colors but also much more image information to help you process the results even further.
Another advantage of the OnePlus 10 Pro photographic pockets is the RAW+ mode. As well as letting you shoot in 12-bit RAW, the mode also retains the compute photography elements you usually get on OnePlus devices. This computational photography brings enhancements to the images you capture with the device, resulting in much better dynamic range and less noise.
To see all of this clearly and in detail, you get a huge Quad HD+ Fluid AMOLED display on the device. The extremely powerful Qualcomm 8 Generation 1 processor can even let you edit videos and images – even RAW images – right on the OnePlus 10 Pro itself. No computer needed.
All of this makes the OnePlus 10 Pro not just a great phone, but a terrific camera in its own right. Colors will never look the same on other phones again, after taking them in 10-bit color and editing them in 12-bit RAW on the OnePlus 10 Pro.