OnePlus 10T camera: here's all you need to know

OnePlus 10T camera: Everything we know so far
This August will mark one year since the OnePlus 10T launched. The phone had many good things going for it, but what about its camera system? Well, it was a bit of a mixed bag, and it almost felt like OnePlus purposefully avoided a good camera experience to protect its flagship OnePlus 10 Pro. Let's get into the nitty gritty and see what's happening here.

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OnePlus 10T camera upgrades

It’s very difficult to call these upgrades, as the OnePlus 10T is positioned differently than the OnePlus 10 Pro. On the other hand, there were no OnePlus 9T, so we’re a bit lost here. OnePlus, however, managed to upgrade its ImageClarity engine to version 2.0 on this device, and there are a couple of other bells and whistles onboard.

The main camera supports HDR 5.0, and TurboRAW algorithms, and it can also shoot 10 bit colors (64 times more color than devices that capture in 8-bit color). Nightscape is still present with the typical stitching and post processing to get that clear and bright night shot.

How many cameras does the new OnePlus 10T have?

The OnePlus 10T comes equipped with three cameras on its back, with the main sporting the Sony IMX766 sensor. It’s a 50MP sensor, and we’re already familiar with it from the Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro, and the Asus Zenfone 9.

This large 1/1.56 inch sensor is combined with Optical (OIS) and Electronic (EIS) Image Stabilization, and uses pixel binning to produce 12MP images. This should result in good quality and bright low-light photos.

The second camera is an ultrawide snapper with 119.9° field of view (the ultrawide camera inside the OnePlus 10 Pro comes with 150° field of view, and a 50MP sensor). Finally, there’s also a macro camera but no details about the pixel count or other specs and features.

OnePlus 10T camera samples

Let's start with the main camera - it's not that bad, actually, albeit images turn out a bit overexposed and too bright. Colors are also a bit blown-up but all in all, in good lighting conditions the OnePlus 10T can take decent pictures, just not flagship-grade ones.

The 8MP ultrawide camera is just mediocre, the pure pixel count works against this snapper, images often lack detail and to counter that, algorithms over-sharpen the final result. 

When it comes to the 2MP macro camera, it's almost a gimmick that's there to justify calling this a triple camera system. We would've loved to see a telephoto camera in its place, but it is what it is.

There's a selfie snapper on the front (of course), and it's quite wide but doesn't offer close-up mode (like some other phones) so you'll have to adjust the phone position manually. Below you'll find comparison shots between the OnePlus 10T and the Galaxy S22+.

OnePlus 10T: Video sample

The OnePlus 10T can shoot 4K videos at 60 frames per second but that's the absolute maximum for this model (no 8K craziness here). The aforementioned resolution is only available on the main camera (the 8MP ultra-wide just doesn't have the necessary pixel count), so if your want to shoot ultra-wide videos, they're capped at 1080p. Below you'll find an interesting comparison between the OnePlus 10T and the Galaxy S22+ again.

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