Seems one more time OnePlus caught misleading the market. Praised by every reviewer and loved by every OnePlus fans, OnePlus 7 Pro is now fastest selling flagship device on Amazon in India. The phone packs 48MP camera paired with an 8MP telephoto lens and 16MP wide-angle lens on the rear side. Although, the telephoto lens cannot do 3x optical zoom which OnePlus specifically mentions on its website.
As found by Reddit user ImKuya, telephoto lens on OnePlus actually deliver 2.2x optical zoom instead of 3x. OnePlus 7 Pro camera app is designed such a way that it 13MP telephoto lens to capture the portrait images. Although, when the image has been zoomed in to get 3x zoom, the 13MP Samsung S5K3M5 is converting the 13MP photos down to 8MP to achieve 3x zoom.
Android Central has captured a screenshot from the OnePlus’ official website which advertises their telephoto lens with 78mm focal length and that fits in line with what 3x optical zoom lens delivers. Although, as a result, the lens makes the final image of 8MP. So, as a result, the effective focal length becomes of 57mm which near to the 2.2x optical zoom.
Once again OnePlus caught misleading the market for a camera. Earlier the company was caught for the same in case of OnePlus 5 device which was supposed to deliver 2x optical zoom, instead, it was delivering the 1.6x zoom. Remaining 0.4x achieved by digital zoom. OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei made some clear on his official Twitter handle.
Optical zoom is at 1.6x, the remaining 0.4x is realized through SmartCapture multiframe technology.
— Carl Pei (@getpeid) June 21, 2017
Well, in a statement to Android Central OnePlus clarified some things about OnePlus 7 Pro’s 3x optical zoom.
The OnePlus 7 Pro has 3x zoom with no digital zoom or loss of detail. The telephoto camera serves two main purposes: 3x zoom and portrait mode photography. It will switch the field of view depending on the camera mode. With 3x zoom, the telephoto camera delivers the advertised lossless 8 megapixels images. Portrait mode utilizes all 13 megapixels from the sensor in the telephoto camera.