First camera samples from the motorized robo-cam the Oppo N3 pop up

First camera samples from the motorized robo-cam the Oppo N3 pop up
There's a lot about the Oppo N3 to love – a more manageable (compared to its predecessor), 5.5-inch display, a quad-core Snapdragon 801 with four 2.5GHz cores, 2GB of RAM, a 3,000 mAh power supply, and an enviable, high-end construction. But the real highlight feature of the N3 is undeniably its 16-megapixel rear camera.

Now, you might think "16-megapixel camera? That's not that special?", but then you wouldn't be taking into account the fact that the N3 uses this same shooter for both a front and rear camera. This magic is achieved through a swivel-type camera – similar to the one that was present with the Oppo N1 – but this time around Oppo partnered with Schneider Electric in order to deliver a cam that is motorized. Indeed, the N3's snapper can rotate the sensor on its own up to 206 degrees, allowing it to take panoramic shots without you having to spin the device and also rotate on its own depending on whether you want to shoot what's in front or behind it. And now, we have our first showcase of what this unorthodox config can do, thanks to a number of camera samples, courtesy of Chinese MyDrivers

Overall, the results are great-looking, though we'll restrain ourselves from making judgments – we weren't at scene, after all. In any case, do make sure to check them out in the gallery below.

source: MyDrivers

Related phones

  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Not that impressive.

2. android_hitman unregistered

I bet you are using an Iphone.

3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Funny how you got likes just by saying that lol. No I'm using the mighty Xperia Z2

5. Busyboy unregistered

The results are much better than the Z2, and I would know because I have one too.

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Of course it's hard to tell since there's no comparison pics here. But IMO those look very noisy and not detailed at all. The manual mode improved by a HUUGE amount with the 4.4.4 update. Surely better than what this N3 takes.

9. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

Nah, my Z2 is on 4.4.4 yet the image quality still sucks.

10. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Shoot in manual 20mpx the results are amazing.

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Pics are OK, not detailed. Night shot is good but again lack of details.

7. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Close ups look washed out

8. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

wow look at how it blurs the background in the 2 last photos :o

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