OnePlus 10 Pro gets a giant leap in camera performance, all thanks to second-generation Hasselblad optics

OnePlus is one of the very few smartphone brands in existence that have an emotional connection with users. Over the years, OnePlus has received tremendous response in the market, and the brand’s handsets usually sell like hot cakes as the demand for every new OnePlus phone is sky-high. OnePlus 10 Pro, the latest flagship from OnePlus, can be defined as the culmination of the brand’s eight years of work. The OnePlus 10 Pro follows the brand’s Never Settle attitude and is a flagship device with no compromises. While the phone packs a gorgeous display, impressive user interface, and top-of-the-line processor, the USP of the phone has to be its second-generation Hasselblad camera setup.

Powerful camera hardware – unparalleled variety for budding photographers

The OnePlus 10 Pro features a custom-built 48 MP Sony IMX789 primary camera sensor that shoots in full 10-bit colour. The 1/1.43-inch primary sensor offers improved noise reduction, resolution, and dynamic range. The OnePlus 10 Pro also packs the widest ultra-wide camera ever on a OnePlus phone, and the new sensor allows you to capture shots that were not possible earlier. The ultra-wide sensor has a 150-degree FoV and can capture pictures four times wider than ones clicked with 120-degree ultra-wide sensors. The ultra-wide camera on the OnePlus 10 Pro also offers a Fisheye mode that replicates the look of traditional fisheye lenses. It means you can have a fresh perspective while shooting with this lens and can allow your creative side to take over.

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The OnePlus 10 Pro also packs an 8MP telephoto camera that offers up to a 3.3x optical zoom. Like the other two sensors, this camera also takes photos in full 10-bit colour. The telephoto camera on the OnePlus 10 Pro allows users to click images with up to 30x digital zoom, assisted by a new super-resolution algorithm that improves the clarity of photos. The telephoto sensor also comes with optical image stabilisation (OIS) that helps eliminate blur and further enhances the quality of images.

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The selfie camera on the OnePlus 10 Pro has been upgraded substantially from the last year’s model. Instead of the 16MP Sony IMX471 unit of the OnePlus 9 Pro, you now get a 32MP Sony IMX615 sensor that offers double the megapixels and a 27 percent wider field-of-view in comparison. The selfie camera’s performance also receives a boost in the software department with the included support of Nightscape mode, which allows you to take bright and clear selfies in low-light scenarios. The 32MP front-facing camera sensor also benefits from skin colour calibration offered by OnePlus, which ensures that the skin tones appear more natural than ever before.

Second-generation Hasselblad Camera – broadening of horizons

Last year, OnePlus announced that the brand partnered with one of the biggest names in the camera industry – Hasselblad – for its flagship smartphone cameras. With this partnership, OnePlus wanted to bring the camera expertise of Hasselblad to more people than ever before. While bringing the Hasselblad camera experience to mobile, OnePlus made sure to capture Hasselblad’s essence by introducing aspects like extraordinary colour science and the distinct Hasselblad leaf shutter sound. Thanks to this partnership with Hasselblad, the OnePlus 9 Pro series phones turned out to be some of the best camera phones you could buy.

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The OnePlus 10 Pro packs the second-generation Hasselblad Camera, which promises to deliver a whole new level of camera experiences. So, let’s go over the features of the second-generation Hasselblad Camera and see why it makes the OnePlus 10 Pro one of the best camera phones you can buy right now.

OnePlus Billion Color Solution

OnePlus Billion Color Solution is one of the most crucial aspects of the second-generation Hasselblad optics offered on the OnePlus 10 Pro. It allows natural colour calibration from Hasselblad to be applied to over a billion colours. All three rear cameras on the phone, i.e., the primary sensor, telephoto unit, and the ultra-wide camera, are capable of shooting in full 10-bit colour.

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To give you a clearer idea, the OnePlus 10 Pro processes 64 times more colour compared to smartphones that shoot in 8-bit colour. Additionally, the phone clicks photos using the DCI-P3 colour gamut. It allows for 25 percent more colour coverage than the sRGB colour gamut that is used by other smartphones. As a result of these features, the photos display more delicate and elegant colours. Also, since the colour banding is dramatically reduced, you get smoother transitions between colours.

Hasselblad Pro Mode

OnePlus introduced the Hasselblad Pro Mode with last year’s OnePlus 9 series models, and it too has received a major upgrade with the OnePlus 10 Pro. Instead of being limited to just one or two camera sensors, the Pro Mode now works on all three rear cameras, including the primary, telephoto, and ultra-wide sensors. The Hasselblad Pro mode allows you to adjust various aspects of your shot, including ISO, white balance, and many more.

Notably, the Hasselblad Pro Mode on the OnePlus 10 Pro comes with an all-new feature called RAW+ that allows you to shoot in up to 12-bit RAW while retaining the computational photography elements from the OnePlus 10 Pro, including improved dynamic range and noise reduction. It means that you will get higher quality image files and more creative freedom than ever while editing your shots.

Master Style

With the excellent camera setup offered by the OnePlus 10 Pro in your hands, you will feel like a professional photographer. To enhance this feeling, OnePlus has included a Master Style feature on the OnePlus 10 Pro that allows you to click photos with colour calibrated palettes by professional Hasselblad photographers. This new feature offers three different colour styles, Serenity, Radiance, and Emerald, which have been calibrated by Hasselblad Ambassador Yin Chao and Hasselblad Masters winners Ben Thomas and David Peskens. Serenity is best suited for portraits and tries to offer the look and feel of Yin Chao’s iconic fashion photography. Radiance is inspired by Ben Thomas’ hyperreality style, while Emerald is perfect for idyllic landscape shots.

Professional-grade videography – Movie Mode, 8K recording, and more

Now that we have talked in detail about the still shots, time to discuss videography. The OnePlus 10 Pro is capable of recording in 4K resolution at up to 120fps and in 8K resolution at 24fps. The OnePlus 10 Pro comes with a new feature called Movie Mode. It lets you adjust different shooting parameters like ISO, shutter speed, and white balance of the video before and even during filming sessions.

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With the Movie Mode, you can also record videos in LOG format without a pre-set picture profile, thus giving you all the freedom to do colour-grading according to your preference after the video has been filmed. You also get a Dual-View feature on the OnePlus 10 Pro that lets you record with front and rear cameras simultaneously, making it perfect for vloggers.

Can’t wait to get your hands on the OnePlus 10 Pro? Here’s how to buy it

The OnePlus 10 Pro packs powerful camera hardware and brings benefits from the second-generation Hasselblad optics. With such a deadly combination, the phone delivers a smartphone camera experience that sets a new standard for smartphone photography. If you are a photography enthusiast, you must be itching to get your hands on the device.

Well, you can head to the brand’s official online store and buy the OnePlus 10 Pro right now. OnePlus is offering an exchange bonus of up to Rs 3,000 on the purchase of this phone. Alternatively, you can also buy the phone from Amazon or Reliance Digital. The phone’s pricing starts from Rs 66,999 and it is available in 8GB+128GB and 12GB+256GB configurations. You can buy the OnePlus 10 Pro in Volcanic Black and Emerald Forest colours.