First OnePlus 3 official camera samples: test photos show its capabilities

The OnePlus 3 has just gone official and it's quite the phone: at just $400, half the price of rival phones like the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, it rocks the same Snapdragon 820 system chip and features a similarly well-refined design.

But what about the camera on the OnePlus 3?

Well, OnePlus claims it has you covered with the camera as well. The OnePlus 3 features a 16MP rear cam with the Sony IMX 298 sensor and sporting a 1.12μm pixel. The sensor features phase-detection auto-focus for faster lock of focus, as well as optical and electronic image stabilization that should combine for more stable footage. The lens on top is an f/2.0 one. The main camera also supports 4K video at 30 fps, as well as slow motion at 720p and 120 fps.

This is all just tech talk: what users want to really know about, though, is camera quality. While we're yet to test that, OnePlus has published some official camera samples from the OnePlus 3 for consumers to check out and they look quite amazing. Note that the camera also features an auto HDR mode, as well as a new de-noising algorithm for sharper, smoother detail.

How do you like the pictures taken on the OnePlus 3?


Related phones

  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. frankg

Posts: 173; Member since: May 14, 2014

If Nokia has learned us a lesson, it's that you never trust photos published by the manufacturer. Wait for the comparisons to decide if the photos are that good.

2. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

If Nokia has taught us a lesson**** and you're obviously right.

3. Epicness1o1

Posts: 305; Member since: May 30, 2013

The photos are not so sharp :/

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

519 CAD...okay. What has me off that they brought the "camera bump" standard to their phone, something one plus has been very good filling in for the past two iteratons. I'm happy though of the camera being the imx 298 with DTI.

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