Oppo turned a few heads today at its unveiling in China of the new Oppo N1, where it introduced a 13MP camera capable of rotating 206-degrees from front to back.
This means that your front-facing images should theoretically be just as good as your rear-facing ones - it is one and the same camera after all.
The images are processed by Oppo's new Pure Image algorithm, which they claim offers realistic and vivid image quality, as well as better white balance, exposure and focus. The lens itself is made up of six physical lenses of f/2.0 aperture. There's also a dual LED flash in the back, one each for normal light and diffused light, and an unprecedented 8 second long exposure time.
While we don't want to get too into analyzing images published officially by the manufacturer for obvious reasons, we must say that while the colors seem accurate, the dynamic range could use some work - particularly in the flower images, where some highlights and more than a few shadows are clipped.
We can't wait to get our hands on a unit to see how it performs in our own tests. Meanwhile, be sure to check out our dedicated hands-on of the Oppo N1 - we have our own camera samples, but at very poor lighting conditions.
why they look so dim?
I agree. Colors are indeed very vivid but dynamic range is really bad. Pictures are still good but not as good as the Lumia 1020 offers and to me this rotating camera seems like a gimmick. Why can't Oppo just fit a decent camera in the front? Suppose...
LOL..are you high....