OPPO Reno 2 camera samples and review: enhanced photography and video shooting performance

ByTown Kassis 2019-09-10 6002

With the rise of social networks, people are not only used to picking up their mobile phones to take pictures, but also the popular short videos have become the focus of attention. So the major mobile phone manufacturers also pay more attention to video, such as the recent release of OPPO Reno 2 is a typical example. In addition to the impressive video anti-shake feature, the OPPO Reno 2 is also equipped with brand-new quad rear cameras. How about the camera performance of the OPPO Reno 2? let’s take a close look at it.

When it comes to taking pictures on mobile phones, we all know that if you want to get good picture quality, you can't do without the blessing of hardware. As an upgraded version of the Reno, the hardware upgrade of the Reno 2 is still very obvious compared with the previous generation, in which the number of rear lenses has been upgraded directly from the standard version of dual photography to four shots, and the main camera has also followed the Sony IMX586 sensor installed on this year's mainstream flagship. Coupled with the compensation of wide-angle lens and monochrome lens, Reno 2 camera not only has a good imaging performance, but also has a richer way of playing.

OPPO Reno 2 camera specs

OPPO Reno 2 camera specs

Primary sensor

Sony IMX586

The number of lens

Single front camera and quad rear camera lens

Primary camera


Pixel size

0.8um/48MP; 1.6um (4-in-1)/12MP

OIS optical anti-shake


EIS electronic image stabilization




Camera combo

48MP primary lens + 8MP ultra wide-angle lens + 13MP telephoto lens + 2MP mono lens

Other features

5X hybrid optical zoom, max 20X digital zoom, AI super night view mode, ultra dark mode, 2.5cm macro mode

OPPO Reno 2 OIS optical anti-shake and EIS electronic anti-shake

In particular, because Reno 2 has added the dual combination of OIS optical anti-shake and EIS electronic anti-shake, not only the performance of video shooting has been greatly improved, but OIS optical anti-shake also makes photo shooting more stable. The occurrence of hand shake paste is reduced, which is very friendly to novice users. All right, let's take a quick look at the hardware basics of Reno 2, so let's take a look at the actual imaging performance of Reno 2.

First of all, we come to the most common outdoor scene in our life during the day. The day is sunny and sunny, and the weather is very suitable for taking pictures. Before using Reno 2, however, it is important to note that although the Reno 2 supports 48 million pixels, like most phones on the market, it will not be turned on by default and needs to be manually turned on to 48 million pixels in the camera settings. You might as well turn on 48 million pixel mode and see how high-pixel shooting works first.

From the sample picture below, we can see that the details of the outdoor scenes taken during the day are kept in place, especially after zooming in on a specific area, you can obviously see that Reno 2 shows the details of the wall texture clearly. The overall perception does not have much smear marks, and the performance of Reno 2 is satisfactory in terms of resolution alone, playing at the level of 48 million pixels.

OPPO Reno 2 camera samples 

In fact, the resolution brought by high pixels is only one of the advantages. Reno 2 in a well-lit environment during the day, combined with dazzling mode 2.0, straight out photos are very interesting in terms of brightness and color performance. Both the sky and the green leaves show more bright colors and look more eye-catching, which, on the one hand, eliminates the need for color blending in the later period of the user. And for the light is not very good cloudy environment when the beautiful color will not make the picture appear too dark.

More camera samples shot in daylight

OPPO Reno 2 camera samples 

OPPO Reno 2 camera samples 

OPPO Reno 2 backlight shooting performance under HDR mode

In addition to the excellent look and feel of high resolution and bright color saturation, the HDR mode of the Reno 2 camera is also very helpful for shooting backlight scenes. From the following set of comparative samples, we can see that the brightness of the backlit part of the wall is significantly higher than that of the unturned on HDR mode, and the details of the dark part are well preserved. The wall marks are clearly displayed.

OPPO Reno 2 camera samples 

OPPO Reno 2 ultra wide-angle lens

First, let's take a look at Reno 2's ultra-wide-angle lens, which is now standard on this year's flagship aircraft, making the image look wider. After turning on the ultra-wide angle lens, the view of the Reno 2 shot is obviously wider, which can achieve a panoramic view in the large scene, which is definitely a very practical function for the Landscape Party.

Of course, in addition to the ultra-wide angle lens, zoom function as a highlight of the Reno 2 camera, but also worthy of a show. Although there is still a bit of a gap compared with the maximum zoom effect of 60 times on the Reno 10-fold zoom version, but from this set of zoom sample sheets taken in Guangzhou Tower, we can see that the tower under the 5-fold zoom picture can still achieve a very high level of clarity. The details of the picture can also be visible to the naked eye at 20 times zoom, and it seems that OPPO's "telescope power" has also been inherited on Reno 2.

OPPO Reno 2 camera samples 

OPPO Reno 2 macro mode

In particular, in addition to the Reno 2 for shooting vision and large scene images have a good performance, macro lens imaging is also a surprise. According to OPPO officials, Reno 2's camera supports the latest 2.5cm 's ultra-macro mode. However, in the actual shooting, it is found that the macro mode automatically triggered by AI scene in ordinary mode can not reach 2.5cm. However, after turning on the ultra-wide angle / macro mode, and then using Reno 2 to shoot close objects can be pasted very close, the details of the picture will be clearer and also have a good virtual effect.

OPPO Reno 2 camera samples 

OPPO Reno 2 night shooting

After watching the day scene with plenty of light and beautiful scenery, the charm of the night can not be less. However, as we all know, for mobile phone photos, night scenes with more complex light environments are more likely to test the overall hardware quality and software algorithms of the camera. So Reno 2 is also equipped with AI ultra-clear night view, ultra night mode and scaffolding mode to shoot different light scenes at night.

OPPO Reno 2 camera samples 

According to the actual shooting experience, first of all, the imaging principle of AI ultra-clear night scene is similar to the current mainstream mobile phone night scene mode, which adopts the intelligent synthesis imaging method after light and dark multi-frame shooting. Compared with the open night scene mode and the unturned on night scene mode, the difference in brightness can be seen obviously. In addition, from the following night view mode to take a sample of the building body can also be seen, Reno 2 in the night scene photo resolution is also excellent, building details are clear, there is a large sense of existing view.

OPPO Reno 2 camera samples 

Even compared with the Samsung S10 +, which is known as the "night vision device" on the market, the night scene of the Reno 2 is not only not inferior to the Samsung S10 in brightness, but also performs better in the halo control and color restoration of the highlights. The whole picture also looks very pure, and it can be said that it has reached the top level of the current flagship phone as well as the Samsung S10 +.

OPPO Reno 2 camera samples 

OPPO Reno 2 tripod mode and ultra night mode 

Of course, in addition to the performance in ordinary night view mode, this time the Reno 2 camera also added scaffolding mode and ultra night mode. Among them, the scaffolding mode is also easier to understand, that is, the mobile phone is fixed to the tripod, and a better night scene is obtained through long stable exposure. We also tried this new mode in the actual shooting process. Compared with the hand-held night scene mode, you can find that the brightness of the picture is obviously higher, and the noise of the sky is also slightly better.

OPPO Reno 2 camera samples 

As for the ultra night mode of Reno 2, it is mainly aimed at the extreme dark light shooting environment. On the basis of turning on the ultra-clear night scene of AI, when the camera scene screen detects that the shooting environment is relatively dark, it will automatically trigger the extreme night mode to shoot. From the actual imaging effect, although there is a certain degree of noise in ultra night mode, but at least the subject can be seen clearly, compared with a black situation is still a lot better.

OPPO Reno 2 camera samples 

OPPO Reno 2 portrait selfie

After talking about so many photos taken on the scene, as a focus of mobile phone photography, we still have to return to the portrait selfie. For this, OPPO Reno 2 also uses a new beauty algorithm, and has six OPPO exclusive portrait styles, for users who love selfie to provide a richer way to play.

OPPO Reno 2 camera samples​ 

According to the above little sister's selfie sample can be seen, in the condition of sufficient light, the overall performance of Reno 2 is natural, the skin appears delicate and white, and the details of the hair are clearly displayed. Even under the backlight condition, the little sister's face was clearly photographed, and there was no "face black" situation.

After the imaging effects of the above scenes, although Reno 2 continues to use the previous Reno on the mainstream of 48 million pixels, but the imaging effect is further. In particular, with the addition of two lenses and the blessing of OIS optical anti-shake, Reno 2's camera has also been greatly supplemented in terms of play and reliability. Combined with Reno 2's current price of 2999 yuan (about $421), there is definitely a new choice for users who like to take pictures.

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