Samples of the Oppo Find 7’s impressive 50MP images

by: Bogdan PetrovanMarch 19, 2014


Introduced today in Beijing, the Oppo Find 7 is a serious contender to the title of best Android device of the moment, and its camera is a strong argument in its favor.

From a tech specs perspective, the rear camera on the Find 7 features a 13MP Sony Exmor RS (Stacked CMOS) IMX214 sensor, a six-part lens with f/2.0 aperture, and Oppo’s Pure Image 2.0 image processor. Thanks to this setup and the powerful Snapdragon 801 processor ticking inside it, the Find 7 is capable of full size in-camera HDR processing, 4000 by 2000 pixels recording at 30fps, 1080p recording at 60fps, and 720p recording at 120fps.

But the coolest trick in the Find 7 camera’s toolkit is probably the Super Zoom feature. When Super Zoom is on, pressing the shutter button takes ten shots in quick succession, of which the software selects the four best and combines in one image measuring 6120 x 8160 or about 50MP. Of course, it’s not size that’s important here, but detail levels.

Below are shots taken with the Oppo Find 7 in Super Zoom mode, along with 100% crops of certain areas to highlight detail levels. As you can see for yourself, the results are impressive, especially considering this is a software-based feature. Of course, all the camera components play an important role, and Oppo deserves to be commended for bringing everything together.

Our 50MP shots weigh between 15MB and 20MB. Click to enlarge images or download full size from the provided links.

Details of the engraving part are excellent in this pic. Open full size.

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At full crop, people in one of the courtyards in the center of the image are clearly visible. Open full size.

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A shot taken in unfavorable light conditions. Open full size.

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Good details, although not super clear. Open full size.

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Minute specks are visible on the purple box. Open full size.

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So, there you have it. Super Zoom is clearly more than a gimmick, but is it enough to position Oppo’s new flagship at the head of the camera race? What do you think of these shots?

  • It actually looks quite impressive but to be honest.. I don’t think it will stand a chance agains the Lumia 1020 or 1520. Still a very innovative way to boost the image quality.

    btw. cheers to the crew for the coverage

    • Thanks Sascha, cheers!

    • Airyl

      Don’t pull the trigger just yet Sascha. Oppo have a tendency to surprise. :D

    • robsa walker

      It looks to me that it absolutely WILL be a serious threat to the 1020. Those pics are incredible!

  • Sergio Garcia

    Looks really good, specially if you don’t want to be carrying around a bulky cellphone like the Galaxy Zoom phones, or you don’t want a Nokia.

    • AndroidBoss

      Yeah those Nokia camera phones, only good thing about them is the camera. Oppo Find 7 > Nokia Phones.

      • MasterMuffin

        Duh, quite obvious :)

  • Wow ! Can’t wait to see this phone coming in France !

  • mikegonzalez2k

    I would like to see a serious comparison between this and Nokia’s Lumia 1020 camera.

    • Ramsey

      Same here!

  • Aar0nC

    Wow very impressive! I hope Samsung is taking notice, this is the kind of phone we were expecting the Galaxy S5 would be!

  • ♜Donzzy™

    Since this is software-based, can we have a link to the apk version of its camera?

    • silver_arrow

      This probably goes a lot deeper than just an APK.

      • Anirudh

        Right. They have a special ISP to process this. Not using the ISP present in the Qc Soc.

  • JonSmeeth

    Can show the RAW output of a single-shot image?

  • Arcybiskup

    3rd and 4th picture – competition for Google Earth

  • arcwindz

    This is cool stuff! Not because it’s hardware base like nokia’s, but because it’s software base.
    Compared to this, the sample leaked before was nothing close

  • Mamoon Noorestani

    I would like to see a comparison of the camera on this phone with the rear camera on the LG G PRO 2, Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G2 and the Sony Xperia Z2.

    • Airyl

      Yes. This is yes.

  • Jonathan TAM

    50 mp really is not that useful, takes up too much space and people will rarely have the time to take 10 photos for one.

    • Ramsey

      I find that it is very useful for me, especially when I travel and take landscape shots.

    • Airyl

      If they have the time, then why not? As we can see from the pictures above, it’s pretty obvious it’s not a gimmick. And it takes 10 photos automatically, you don’t need to take 10 photos yourself (because that’s just stupid.).

  • Anirudh

    Herd the software is not that polished. Can CM guys do a ROM with this features ?

    • Airyl

      They can, and will make a CM ROM with these features. That’s what happened to the Oppo N1, so I can’t see why it wouldn’t work here.

  • Gadgets Academy

    Pretty impressive camera feature…. LOL!!! Oppo Find 7

  • Rohit Naik
  • Uncle Woja

    That’s some EXTREMELY strong noise reduction going on in all those photos. I’ll stick with my DSLR for any serious pictures I actually want to keep. 13Mp for some convenience is fine, but this is just a gimmick. All the fine detail has been destroyed by NR, so what’s the point? I’m not against the F7, it’s the No 1 pick atm for my replacement, but this? Ahh, no.

    • Michael Samsara

      Good point and I agree.

      Except for the added marketing weight Oppo is hoping this will add to decision making scales in someone’s mind – despite the fact we are talking about images that anyone – who knows anything about quality photography and print making would only view as barely passable and only bearable when you can’t get “the good stuff” – because you don’t have your REAL camera – the point of having such a “camera” on a phone is?

      Just another way to help sell micro SD cards – if the Oppo has a slot for one – and cloud storage for photos that even you and I will forget we ever took and never look at again for forever and a day.

      Yes, it is nice to have the convenience of shooting something on the fly – but personally, I am more interested in solutions to real problems – like poor battery life – than a solution in search of a problem like this.

      • Airyl

        Cameras on phones are for people who don’t really need or want an amazing camera. They just want something that they can take anywhere, is simple to use and takes fine photos that they can show friends every now and then. Or for selfies. You can’t take a selfie with a DSLR.

        “I am more interested in solutions to real problems – like poor battery life – than a dubious solution in search of a problem.”

        There’s removable batteries. And don’t forget VOOC on the Find 7.

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  • Ramsey

    I have the Find 7a and it’s definitely awesome to take 50MP shots. I have many comparisons of 13MP vs 50MP ultra-HD mode and it’s really amazing how much clearer and better the 50MP shots are. The details are preserved, noise reduction is to a minimum, it feels like you’re shooting with a Lumia 1020 instead of a normal 1/3″ sensor. Try Raw mode also, amazing results, super crisp, but weird tinting :/.

  • Mohan Sai Raju

    but it can beat nokia lumia 1020 phone