OPPO Find 7 to come with a 50MP camera – wild rumor or new pixel count leader?

by: Jonathan FeistMarch 4, 2014

Is the OPPO Find 7 going to come with a 50MP camera? According to a post on Weibo, yes, the OPPO Find 7 will have a 50MP camera, and apparently OPPO themselves have posted the sample photo to prove it.

The OPPO Find 7 is scheduled for official announcement on March 19th, so we are right on track for leaks and teasers. OPPO has already teased a 5.5-inch 2600×1440 display, and leaks have told us of 3GB of RAM with the Snapdragon 800 processor, not a bad phone at all. The same leaks believed that the Find 7 would come with a 13MP camera, but now we have to wonder if OPPO has seriously stepped up the specs to outdo any of the competition. If you are still wondering what a 50MP photo looks like, take a look and click to load the image fullscreen.

OPPO Find 7 50MP Photo

Is a 50MP camera worth it on a smartphone?
There has been a little specs war going on between manufacturers lately, and it seems they all consider the MP count on their cameras to be the standard to be judged. To that end, there is only one thing we can do, let us compare the OPPO Find 7 to the Samsung Galaxy S5 with its 16MP camera. For reference, let’s include a shot from a 6 year old, $300 Olympus point and shoot camera, taken at just 5MP.

samsung galaxy s5 image samples (11)

Samsung Galaxy S5 image sample

Olympus Stylus 1050SW

Olympus image sample

These photos all look great when viewed in full, but instead of focusing on the MP count, I now urge you to consider quality. Many factors effect the quality of an image – lenses, the actual sensors in use and in large part, the settings used to take a picture. The Galaxy S5 uses Samsung’s new ISOCELL technology and we should expect to see other techniques soon, like the dual sensors on the new HTC One and the 3D depth sensors used for Google’s project Tango.

We are really looking forward to this phone, OPPO has pleasantly surprised us in the past and we expect the Find 7 to be no different. But, let me leave you with sections of all three photos blown up to 200% zoom. 

OPPO Find 7 200% Sample

OPPO Find 7 – 200% zoom sample

Galaxy S5 200 percent sample

Galaxy S5 – 200% zoom sample

Olympus - 200% zoom sample

Olympus – 200% zoom sample

Based on this one unofficial photo, what do you think, is OPPO’s supposed new 50MP camera worth the hype?

  • Amine Elouakil

    50mp sounds too much for mei don’t think there are any DSLR with such a mp count so it highly unlikely, but the utility would be oversampling to have a lets 8mp or 5mp with seemless detail and zoom

  • MasterMuffin

    Not happening :D BTW they posted today that they’ll have 2 models; 1080p and 1440p

  • Groud Frank

    Remember what happened the last time we primed ourselves on rumors? I’m not excited about this though. Some of the best dedicated cameras don’t have nearly as much megapixels but will still snap circles around around this phone camera, if the rumors are true. This thing will only be good for taking selfies and blow it up to epic proportions, or as a microscope :P

  • Alex Cuaron

    Mother of god :O What are they even thinking?! That’s absurd! And the photo comparison clearly shows that the pics are just blown up, and there’s no clarity whatsoever. Its been said time and again, too much is too bad.

  • John-Phillip Saayman

    On 200% zoom the s5 seems better

  • Terrence W

    This would be a fair assessment if they were taken in the same conditions. Distance, lighting, etc.

  • Eric T

    will it com to verizon?

  • Shark Bait

    dual lenses seem much cooler!
    that and new batteries im looking forward to the most

  • Nawat

    Since it’s packing 50MP, I understand that it’s using a similar technique with Nokia’s PureView where oversampling is used. Moreover, considering that people will mostly use the photo in a resized form such as in sharing over social network, it is not a good comparison even with 100% zoom even in the same lighting conditions. 100% zoom of a 50MP will surely look worse than lower resolution sensor since the pixel size of the sensor is smaller.