Time.news – The English expression is difficult to render in Italian: “what you see is what you get”. Basically: ‘what you see is what you buy’ or, in a broad sense, ‘what you get’. And it’s one of the atavistic dilemmas of smartphone cameras, in particular of Chinese brands, given the all-oriental passion for very saturated colors and highly contrasted images.
It is no coincidence that it was on Huawei’s first top of the range, the P6, that the beauty effect made its appearance: a filter that was still a bit rudimentary with which, if you exceeded it, you had the same alienating effect that you have today watching the hosts of certain TV programs.
The fact is that over the years – and in the editions that have followed – the bar of expectation in smartphone cameras has risen a lot and so we have seen very powerful zooms, three-digit megapixel sensors and macro lenses from National Geographic publication. With the result that between what the eye saw in reality and then saw replicated on the display there was often a substantial difference, though hardly ever for the worse.
Having reached levels of improvement in shooting beyond which there was only mystification, the only direction in which smartphone photography could go was to restore authenticity to the images, and this is the challenge that Oppo launches with the cameras, but above all the display of the evening Find X3. Three models: Pro 5G, Neo 5G and Lite 5G of which the first is equipped with a quadruple state-of-the-art camera and a display capable of capturing and reproduce shades of up to 1 billion colors.
By focusing on the image – camera and display – Oppo aims so decisively to take the place of Huawei, in free fall in the European market due to the bans imposed by the USA, which has made its point of honor in photography. The Chinese house has recently reached the milestone of one million smartphones sold in Italy and now aims to gain further space in the top of the range segment.
The Find X3 Pro is the first smartphone with two 50MP primary cameras (wide angle and ultra wide angle) that takes advantage of a Sony IMX 766 imaging sensor, but above all a 10-bit image and video processing, a feature that characterizes professional DSLR cameras, ideal for those who want to push their content to the limits of creativity in post-production.
In Cinematic mode it features 4K resolution, a wide dynamic color gamut and video recording in log format. This offers the full manual control over ISO, white balance, shutter speed and focus. The ultra wide angle camera with freeform lens helps to drastically reduce the distortion of photos and videos.
The combination lens between 50MP and the 1 billion color display is to provide professional-grade color accuracy, thanks in part to the display’s 120Hz refresh rate and QHD + resolution.
The Find X3 Pro 5G is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform and a 4500mAh battery with 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 Flash Charge, 30W AirVOOC Wireless Flash charge and reverse charging.
Find X3 Pro 5G will be available in Italy at 1,150 euros in Gloss Black, Blue and White colors; Find X3 Neo 5G will cost 800 euros in Starlight Black and Galactic Silver colors and Find X3 Lite 5G will cost 500 euros in Galactic Silver, Astral Blue and Starry Black colors.