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OnePlus is bringing major camera improvements to its current and upcoming phones

Most of these improvements will come to the OnePlus 7T. (Source: OnePlus)
Most of these improvements will come to the OnePlus 7T. (Source: OnePlus)
After receiving feedback at the Open Ears Forum last month, OnePlus has taken the time out to collate user pain points with its camera app, and confirms that it is working on major improvements that will be implemented in software updates.
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Only a select few would argue with the opinion that OnePlus makes good phones. Solid build, good battery and charging, and perhaps the best Android software in the market—all at relatively reasonable prices.

Sadly, though, in spite of what DxOMark may tell you, OnePlus's cameras aren't quite as good as the rest of the phone, and are a tier below Apple, Huawei, and Samsung. Thankfully, the company plans to fix that issue.

After the Open Ears Forum last month, the company has pinpointed several issues with the videography of its phones and has confirmed that it's working on sending out improvements.

The list is as follows:

  • Exposure/color/white balance consistency across all cameras
  • Autofocus consistency
  • Skin tone consistency
  • Sharpness
  • Super stabilization support for 4K recording (on future phones)
  • Video HDR
  • Light flickering
  • Panning shots stabilization and smoothness
  • Faster camera—animations and shutter speed
  • Lens feature-parity for switching across all lenses while recording
  • Single-handed use for zooming
  • Video editing in the Gallery app
  • Pro video mode
  • Zoom in time-lapse
  • Reverse recording video
  • Night mode for night video
  • Social media mode for direct sharing
  • 2 cameras recording at the same time: Wide and ultra-wide; rear and front

Disappointingly, these improvements are just for videography; not for photography. OnePlus would do well to work on improving its photography chops, but this is still a step in the right direction.

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Ricci Rox, 2020-01-30 (Update: 2020-01-30)