Oppo Reno5 Pro Camera Capabilities Detailed: Portrait Video, HDR+Night Mode Video, Fusion Algorithm and More

The Oppo Reno5 Pro will come with a 64MP quad camera setup padded with a bunch of software tricks.

The Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G will kickstart the year for the brand on January 18, and ahead of the launch, Oppo shared an in-depth look at the camera system on the 5G-ready smartphone. The Reno5 Pro 5G is already out in China and rumours strongly suggest Oppo will launch the smartphone without any alterations for the Indian market. If that’s indeed true, the Reno5 Pro 5G will be among the first to be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ SoC in India. But the focus, according to the information we have, will be heavily on the cameras. If we have to be a little more precise, Oppo claims the Reno5 Pro will be packed with cutting-edge video capture modes. Oppo is also implementing a bunch of algorithmic changes to the way the camera shoots photos and videos, infusing proprietary fusion algorithms to improve dynamic range, noise reduction and brightness enhancement in the final camera output.

Oppo Reno5 Pro Camera System Detailed

In a deep-dive session, embargo of which lifted today, Oppo outlined the tech inside the Reno5 Pro camera. Here are the key things to note –
  • The Reno5 Pro will be capable of shooting portrait videos, implementing various portrait effects in real time and reducing camera shake.
  • The camera system can shoot videos with Ultra Night Mode and Live HDR combined, which Oppo claims is a first for a smartphone.
  • Video capture will also get help from AI algorithms that automatically detect the level of light in the frame and adjust the brightness, colour and clarity.
  • A Fusion Algorithm Framework will take multiple shots at various exposures and fuse them using proprietary Adaptive Brightness Enhancement, Noise Reduction and Dynamic Range algorithms.
  • The camera system will also include the ability to shoot monochrome and colour pop videos.
  • Finally, there’s the Portrait Enhancement Engine that looks at nearly all aspects of portrait photography as data inputs for software processing. Oppo has fed the AI algorithm with 1000s of face profiles, scene conditions and the likes, and the database will be referenced in real time to improve portrait shots.

Oppo Reno5 Pro Camera Specs

Since the Oppo Reno5 Pro is already available, we know the camera hardware the smartphone will use in India. The smartphone rocks a 64MP primary camera with 1/1.73″ sensor size and f/1.7 aperture. There’s an 8MP Ultrawide camera with f/2.2 aperture and two 2MP cameras for macro and depth measurement. On the front is a punch-hole 32MP selfie shooter with f/2.4 aperture. So by the looks of it, the company is adding intelligent software along with the hardware to spice things up. All this surely hypes up the camera performance on the Reno5 Pro. But honestly, without looking at actual results it’s hard to say whether so much R&D actually bear fruits, especially in the Indian conditions. So, stay tuned for our review.