Oppo Find 7 Takes 50MP Photos, Doesn’t Actually Have 50MP Sensor

Oppo Find 7 Takes 50MP Photos, Doesn’t Actually Have 50MP Sensor


Clever software trickery makes 50MP photos possible

While not everyone knows who Guangdong based Oppo is, their newest creation is quickly making people remember their name. The Oppo Find 7 is possibly the first smartphone in the world that’s able to take 50-megapixel photos. Yes, that’s not a typo – the Find 7 can take 50-megapixel photos, though it doesn’t have a 50-megapixel sensor. If you’re scratching your head thinking how the company managed to pull that off, well, you’re not the only one.


Oppo Find 7 Specs

  • 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 5.5-inch IPS display, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 2560 x 1440 resolution
  • 32GB of storage, expandable via microSD to 128GB
  • 13-megapixel camera, autofocus, dual LED flash
  • 5-megapixel secondary camera
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, NFC
  • 3G, HSDPA, LTE
  • 3000mAh battery

The Find 7 manages to pull off 50-megapixel photos using software trickery. The Find 7 is equipped with Oppo’s image signal processor dubbed Pure Image 2.0, which takes 10 consecutive shots of your subject, picks the four best ones and then combines them into a 50-megapixel image. Aside from the camera, the Find 7 looks to be a beast of a phone, sporting Qualcomm’s latest processor the Snapdragon 801, 3GB of RAM 32GB of storage and a quad-HD display. If you haven’t guessed by now, the Find 7 won’t be cheap – it will hit retail at around $699 which translates to Php 31629 without taxes or duties, but we’re sure that people who want a camera that can take as detailed photos as possible will put up with its steep price.

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