Professional photographer reveals the photos he took with OnePlus 5 prototype way before release

Back before officially announcing the OnePlus 5, the company had a contest for camera enthusiasts who would like to get a handset early and give their own feedback on the phone's snapper before it launched. However, aside from the lucky few that won the giveaway, OnePlus also seems to have contacted at least one professional photographer to give them the device early and ask for their thoughts. One such photographer is Alessandro Michelazzi, who has told his OnePlus 5 story and reviewed its camera in a lengthy blog post after the phone's launch.

The device Mr. Michelazzi initially got (at the end of April) was a far cry from the elegant handset we all have access to right now. It was a prototype, which was dressed in a bulky white cover, obviously as to not reveal the design underneath. But fret not, once the actual phone was launched, OnePlus was nice enough to send the photographer his own OnePlus 5 handset in its full metallic beauty.

After this short bit of interesting trivia, Mr. Michelazzi's post continues to review the OnePlus 5's camera "from a perspective of a professional photographer ", with tons and tons of cool photos to back it up. These were taken between late April and the 20th of June, while OnePlus was still hard at work finalizing the software, so it's kind of cool to get a glimpse at what the photographers were doing for OnePlus with their provided prototypes. And yeah, those photos are great. There are a lot more on Alessandro Michelazzi's website — link in the source below.

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1. aman5mathur

Posts: 241; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

That's like Dominic Toretto saying - "what matters is who's sitting on the driver's seat and not the car". LOL. Although OP5's camera is no less than a Hennessey Venom GT!

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

meanwhile on PA's OP5 review "Cons: - Camera is not great"

2. superguy

Posts: 464; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Looks like a lot of these were shot in Prague. It's a gorgeous place to see in person if you ever have the chance.

4. peace247 unregistered

Nice photos

6. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

They are nice but, they are nothing great.

9. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

That's most photography nowadays. It's great to some to others it's average or what have you. Professional just denotes that they make a living/ get paid for taking photos and I've know quite a few mediocre photogs that make a living at it doing weddings and portraits. There's also a bit of elitism in the photography world in that pros tend to look down on those thinking they can get great pics from a smartphone or anything that's not at a DSLR or at least having an APS-C sensor. Even when the photos rival those that were taken by a pro using a DSLR once they find out it's a point and shoot or a smartphone that's when they start sh*tting on it.

10. tokuzumi

Posts: 1925; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Sums up my thoughts.

7. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1327; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Exclusive: Professional photographer knows how to take nice pictures!

8. Skimshaddy

Posts: 126; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Its horrible!

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