Since its release in March 2022, the OnePlus 10 Pro has established itself as the clear winner in the high-end handset market with its price to performance ratio. With a large quad HD screen, a Snapdragon 888 chip and a 5000mAh battery, the OnePlus 10 Pro has brought about several enhancements over the OnePlus 9 Pro, but we must ask a simple question. How do they compare when it comes to the camera performance?
Now it's no secret that the OnePlus 10 Pro and OnePlus 9 Pro share almost identical camera specifications. This would lead many to assume that it's just the same camera carried onto a different phone, and they'd be correct right? Well, not quite. The OnePlus 10 Pro's camera does have a very similar specification layout to the OnePlus 9 Pro, however, the real differences come in the AI enhancements and newly added camera features that the OnePlus 10 Pro has.
During our initial camera testing between the Oneplus 10 Pro and OnePlus 9 Pro, it was clear to see that, the photos we took on the OnePlus 10 Pro were noticeably less saturated than the OnePlus 9 Pro, despite them using the same sensor. The images delivered a more true to life natural look, as opposed to the OnePlus 9 Pro's more contrasty shots. This is a typical example of how software AI can make noteworthy differences in camera performance regardless of specification. So, the OnePlus 10 Pro has more fine-tuned software for its camera, but that's not all. There are a range of new camera features that have been introduced, with the OnePlus 10 Pro:
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One of our personal favourites is the fisheye mode. Now whilst this is a rather funky feature that you may not think you'd ever use, it's perfect for those quirky shots you never knew you wanted to take. In fact, we did have a lot of fun with it when we visited the OnePlus stand at the MWC Barcelona 2022.
Bothie Camera Mode
Now, we've all heard of a selfie camera. It's a front-facing camera that captures your face and is perfect for vlogging and nice selfie shots. But have you heard of a bothie? Now, OnePlus hasn't named it that, but this is essentially what this mode is. It allows users to capture two perspectives within one video using both the selfie camera and rear camera. This feature is perfect for vlogging your Ibiza adventures on a Jetski, or for the non-adrenaline-junkies out there simply being able to capture both perspectives to a surprise party reveal.
Long Exposure Mode
The OnePlus 10 Pro features a long exposure mode which essentially uses a slow shutter speed over a long duration, to capture a shot with sharp stationary elements, whilst blurring all of the moving elements. Whilst this feature was available on the OnePlus 9 Pro, it had to be enabled manually through ISO alterations, and OnePlus has done a good job at simplifying a complicated process, making it more accessible to the everyday user.
The difference between the two handsets to the average user is not too dissimilar, however to anyone like us who uses their phones for filming content, there is a discernible difference in detail and colour accuracy. The OnePlus 10 Pro's camera has a lot more to offer than we initially assumed and OnePlus has done an excellent job as expected with this handset. Let us know your opinions on the OnePlus 10 Pro in the discussion box below and check out our YouTube reviews of the OnePlus 10 Pro and OnePlus 9 Pro.