The Oppo Reno7 is an excellent device, and the review that was done on this site is a testament to how good the device is. It. However, has a bigger sibling, the Reno7 Pro, which has additional features, such as a better camera and svelte looks, although we still like the Reno7 and its great colours.
Today’s review will look at the camera performance of the device, and how it has performed over the period we have used the Reno6 successor. To be honest, we were not very happy with the device at first, but after using it for a while in different scenarios, we have come to like how it churns out images. And let’s be honest further, the 64MP main sensor is no slouch, but we think it can do much more.
This is not a criticism, to say the least, but rather an honest view of what you should expect should you choose to buy this Reno7. And if you really want the best camera performance from this lineup, just pick the Pro version, although it will cost you more at Ksh 60K. That is the same price that the Reno6 Pro started at (an excellent device even by today’s standards). The Reno7, as we said in the review, is ‘cheaper’ at Ksh 42,000.
With that out of the way, let’s focus on the camera of the Reno7. Its triple-camera setup is interesting, to say the least. As said, the main unit is a 64 MP sensor. It has a 2 MP depth sensor, and an additional microscope shooter. There is nothing more: there is no ultrawide or a telephoto.
At the front is a 32 MP selfie shooter.
The camera app hasn’t changed much since the Reno 4 days. The interface looks the same, and even major Android updates haven’t supplemented the design in any way. This is to say that if you have had a Reno device before, the camera interface in the Reno7 should be quite familiar.
Daylight images are great for its class. At default, the device shoots 16 MP snaps, which contain a ton of detail while appearing natural. Dynamic range, however, is not at its best, but it’s good enough for a phone that cost Ksh 42,000. That’s not all: colour science is equally impressive, which is to say they are nice.
The camera also allows you to shoot 2X images, so you can use it. However, you should note that this is all software because it does not have a dedicated telephoto lens.
You can choose to shoot 64 images too. The full resolution is achieved by not upscaling images from 16 MP to 64 MP as other phones do.
In low-light, the Reno7 starts to show its weaknesses. This, however, is not its fault because the majority of midrangers fail in this scenario as well. However, if you use the night mode, and your indoors are well-lit, you can pull some serviceable images.
Portrait mode images are also good-looking thanks to the dedicated sensor.
Selfies are also alright and are saved in 32 MP. However, they do not appear to have a lot of detail. Still, colours are generally accurate.
If you want to get more creative, you can use the microscope feature to shoot some interesting images. You can get very quirky photos this way, and it sure is fun. However, the resulting images are capped at 1.44 MP.
Lastly, we captured a lot of videos using the device. The shooting modes are basic, with resolution maxing out at 1080p and 30fps. The snappers are not optically stabilized, which is a shame because rival devices from Samsung at this price range have the feature.
Still, the videos come out quite good with great details. Colours are not the best, but the videos are very usable.
Below are some samples from the Reno7 camera. What do you think?
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