It seems that OnePlus will soon be introducing several new camera options. Instructions for this can be found in the latest version of the camera app. Perhaps these features will be introduced with the OnePlus 9 range.
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‘OnePlus new camera functions in a row’
Thanks to an installation file of the OnePlus Camera app version 6.4.23, several camera features not yet introduced have come to light. That file is via a so-called apk-teardown viewed extensively by people from XDA Developers. Below we briefly explain the new possibilities.
Photographing in tilt-shift mode is a well-known technique, where you take pictures of the normal environment, which then appears to be greatly reduced. Everything in the photo therefore looks smaller than normal and it looks like you have taken photos in the miniature world of Madurodam. The bright minds of XDA have not yet gotten the function to work, but the screenshots below show how it works exactly.
If you aim your smartphone camera at a bright light source, you often see a star effect, also known as a ‘star burst’. Indications have been found that the camera app from OnePlus will be given a mode to reinforce this and to capture even sharper than now happens by chance.
Photographing the moon continues to fascinate many people and manufacturers. Samsung or Huawei, among others, already have devices on the market with a special position to capture the moon razor-sharp. OnePlus is also working on such a function, XDA writes, where you can also adjust the color of the celestial body with the help of various filters.
It also seems to be possible to record so-called hyperlapses soon. That is different from a timelapse, which is already possible. You record such a timelapse from a fixed point, while you move during a hyperlapse.
The last new information found is about the ‘focus peaking’ option. With that you can see on the image what the areas are that are in full focus. This way you know exactly whether what you want to photograph is in focus or not, before you tap the shutter button.
New camera options with OnePlus 9 launch?
Whether and when the manufacturer will really bring the five functions found to OnePlus smartphones is still the question. XDA speculates that this may happen with the launch of the OnePlus 9 range, which should take place in March.
We expect to see three devices during that event in the form of the OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9E (or Lite) and the top model, the OnePlus 9 Pro. In addition, it remains to be seen whether OnePlus will release the described functions for devices of older generations.
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