OnePlus 2 comes with a larger camera sensor: here are the first image samples


The OnePlus 2 is out and along with quite a few genuinely exciting new features, it also comes with one important improvement for photography enthusiasts: a larger, 1/2.6-inch 13-megapixel camera sensor. The original OnePlus features the Sony IMX214 image sensor - another 13-megapixel chip - but it used relatively small, 1.1-micron pixel pitch, while the larger sensor (allegedly, an OmniVision sensor) on the new OnePlus 2 allows for bigger, 1.3-micron pixels. This is an important theoretical advantage: larger pixels pave the way for better low-light performance, gathering more light and minimizing the noise. In addition to that, we see that the OnePlus 2 adopts laser focus for faster focusing in dim light, plus it leverages the dual 14-bit image signal processors coming with the Snapdragon 810 system chip.

All this theory, however, is just that - theory, but luckily, we have some real-life official OnePlus 2 camera samples that showcase the capabilities of this new camera. Keep in mind that the module also comes with optical image stabilization that will work for both photos and videos, allowing for more stable, sharper images.

Of course, keep in mind that these are some carefully picked scenarios that show the best of this camera, but still the images are impressive with the level of detail (notice the macro image with every drop of dew on the surface of the tomato). We're also impressed with the dynamics and colors of the sunset image, and obviously the night image shows some great low-light capabilities.

We'll be looking forward to testing the OnePlus 2's camera in our own test, but for the time being, take a look at the official OnePlus 2 camera samples right below.

source: OnePlus

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21 Comments

1. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Omnivision or Toshiba sensor?

3. Plutonium239

Posts: 1214; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

As the article states, it is a Sony sensor.

7. Victor.H

Posts: 1062; Member since: May 27, 2011

No details on that yet.

10. vincelongman

Posts: 5692; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

9. Victor.H

Posts: 1062; Member since: May 27, 2011

It seems that it's an OmniVision sensor after all.

20. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Omnivision PureCel-S™ OV13860, 1/2.6" 1.3um pixels. Funnily enough one of the commentators here that thinks he's the owner of truth and wisdom shot me down when i talked about this sensor before the phone came out stating it was confirmed a Sony sensor and that my comment was "irrelevant". Turns out i was right and he was wrong and there's no "second generation Sony sensor to be seen".

2. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Not bad!

4. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

"insert Obamma's Not Bad meme here"

5. Plutonium239

Posts: 1214; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

The Lumia 1020 still takes better quality pictures than this, it may be better in low light, however.

11. nodes

Posts: 1159; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

it's enough with "1020" BS. with that hump it's not a competition. and the only good thing about 1020 is only it's camera, and it's dead already.

12. JadenKeuten

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

THIS THIS THIS

17. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Butthurt much? Why forget about great tech and demand less? That's how the producers will win with cheapass gimmicks instead of real innovations.

18. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

He needs a doctor

22. SebastianFox

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 17, 2014

Obviously you don't know anything about Carl Zeiss Lens,L1080 have one...Just saying...

19. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

You know you cannot take pictures of kids and other moving things with it since it takes forever to take a picture.

21. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

You know it has a xenon flash to freeze motion of said moving objects and kids even at night? Plus a 41mp image output? The camera is slow but let's not get into hyperbole here. The 1020 is still one of the best cameras around. Search "Lumia1020“ on Instagram or Flickr and tell me otherwise.

8. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Same sensor as my Find 7a? Well, okay. I'm sure this phone will sell.

13. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

My nokia 808 has an even better camera than this or the 1020 though I must agree with nodes the one plus two is a better overall phone.And I'm a nokia and windows fan.

14. hectorveega

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

Pictures with 4:3 aspect ratio ? I guess i will buy the lg g4.

16. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I guess you never used image editing applications. It's pretty famous in our town There's a thing called "crop". It can turn your image into whichever aspect ratio you want it to without deriorating the quality depending on the application you use

15. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

If they had only moved that camera module up to the top then they could have used that extra space for an even bigger battery. Engineers fail.

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