Today the battle of high-end cell phones is taking place in the cameras. Some models, such as the Huawei P30 Pro, incorporate a superzoom that opens a world of new photographic opportunities. But the competition does not stand still and the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom faces this rival. To find out which is better, we have tested the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom vs. camera. Huawei P30 Pro. What do you think takes better photos? This is not a normal comparison of the camera. It is the zoom mode against the zoom mode, with some special features that are used to mix it.
What do both cameras have in common? The Huawei P30 Pro has three lenses and a flight time sensor on the back. The main objective of aperture f / 1.6 has 40 megapixels and optical image stabilization (OIS), the wide-angle lens has 20 megapixels and an aperture f / 2.3, and finally the telephoto lens has 8 megapixels and an aperture f / 3.4 and OIS.
The periscope zoom lens provides a 5x optical zoom and a 10x hybrid zoom function, and can be manually adjusted in the camera application for more precise control. The results may vary when doing this, so for the test we use the options included by default.
Oppo has also placed three camera lenses on the back of the Reno 10x Zoom. The 48-megapixel main camera has an aperture of f / 1.7 and OIS, and is linked to a wide-angle 8 megapixel lens, with an aperture of f / 2.2 and a 13-megapixel telephoto lens of f / 3.0. Oppo offers a 10x hybrid zoom, plus a 6x hybrid zoom. The 5x is optical, but Oppo recommends using its software to improve the photos a bit, so it offers a standard 6x configuration in the camera application.
Despite the difference between the two for this setting, it is the one that both manufacturers recommend, so we took photos using 5x on the P30 Pro and 6x on the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom.
We are not doing a scientific test. This is a real-world demonstration of the operation of both cameras in very specific areas: zoom, wide angle and night mode. These are the main points in common for both cameras, and both are the only two phones available today that offer a 10x hybrid zoom function.
Due to the nature of the environments, not all images are identical. It was impossible to capture the same moving car in the same position more than once at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. However, my own position did not change, and for the most part neither did the lighting or the environment in general. The photos were displayed on a large and calibrated monitor before evaluating them.
A zoom function is useless if the images look bad. He wanted details, since the objective of a optical or hybrid zoom is to avoid pixel clutter. Photos that can be shared need detail, color and sharpness. Shots in wide-angle and night mode were judged using similar criteria, along with other more traditional aspects such as color balance, saturation and exposure.
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This photo was taken with a 10x zoom, and it was a challenge, since it is difficult to capture a good image of anything that is moving.
The photo taken with the Huawei P30 Pro managed to capture another plane with great detail, and still maintains an incredible sharpness when approaching and seeing the light at the base of the tip, for example – a beautiful blue sky, and an intense yellow color in the wing. The metal has texture, and it looks great.
Reno's photo is exposed differently, diminishing the shadows and brightening the sky a bit, while the silver metal of the wing has great reflections and depth. The edges do not look as sharp as in the photo of the P30 Pro. It is still good, at least at first glance, but it cannot beat the P30 Pro here.
Winner: Huawei P30 Pro
This was taken using the night mode at 10:45 p.m. .. Both photos are fantastic, but the ability of the Huawei P30 Pro is amazing not only to reflect a lot of light, but also to balance colors perfectly.
The Reno 10x Zoom photo has a yellow tint, usually seen in photos taken in low exterior light. The P30 Pro photo gets all these colors correctly, minimizes yellow, and then adds more details to the building and the sky in the background as well. In the photo of the P30 Pro you can see more details of the artificial grass under the chairs than in the photo of the Reno.
Winner: Huawei P30 Pro
The wide-angle camera was used to capture the Supercar Paddock while the cars lined up to get to the track. The difference between the 20 megapixel P30 Pro lens and the 8 megapixel Oppo lens is illustrated very well here.
The photo of the P30 Pro immediately has more color, vitality and detail than the photo of the Reno; But the zoom and the difference is immense. Up close, the photo of the Reindeer lacks definition and quickly becomes pixelated. The photo of the P30 Pro can be easily cropped and function as an independent image, full of details. A very easy victory for the P30 Pro here.
Winner: Huawei P30 Pro
THE CARS ON THE TRACK
This is a real challenge: capture high-speed vehicles on the track with a 5x and 6x zoom. To take each photo follow the cars as they passed, taking several images (not in Burst mode) and choosing the best one. The Oppo Reno had a noticeably faster shutter, while the P30 Pro had a longer processing time, which made me miss some shots.
The Oppo Reno behaves magnificently here, taking photos that are much better than those of the Huawei. The shot of Huawei is the only one of about 20 that is not blurred, while the Reno's success rate was much higher, with almost all the shots that can be used. The image of the Reno has more natural colors, more details and much less blur.
Winner: Oppo Reno 10x Zoom
Another photo with 6x zoom, and again with fast moving objects, which require a fast shutter and fast software. The Oppo Reno was the fastest of the two, and took more photos in which the motorcycle appears, while the P30 Pro captured more photos of the mound, after the motorcycle disappeared from the frame.
Although both photos will have to be cropped before sharing, it will be difficult to capture them with the camera of almost any other cell phone. Approach the motorcycle and the rider and there is not much to choose between the two images. If you move away, the colors of the P30 Pro fit what I saw, plus there are more details on the ground and in the trees.
Winner: Huawei P30 Pro
Finally, a quick test of portrait and opening modes. The P30 Pro has a vertical mode and an opening mode, and I used the latter here. The Reindeer has only one portrait mode. Technically, the photo of the P30 Pro is superior, with a natural look and a lot of detail. However, the colors of the Reindeer are glorious, especially with the reflection of the sky in the chrome. Edge detection is not good.
He will share Reno's photo without editing it, but the P30 Pro photo will probably be better after some touch up.
Four victories for the Huawei P30 Pro, one for Oppo Reno and a single draw make it clear who wins this battle. The test demonstrates the enormous amount of details provided by the Huawei camera, even enlarged, and how much better is the wide-angle camera than Reno's.
Yes, you will pay a little more for the Huawei P30 Pro – about $ 1,125 dollars compared to the $ 825 dollars of the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom – but if your purchase decision is based on the use of the camera, it will be worth spending more money on the phone of Huawei.