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First Shots: OPPO Reno

We take a look at the Reno’s camera samples!

While the shark-fin, mechanical pop-up selfie camera is certainly one of the most interesting features in OPPO’s new mid-range smartphone, the Reno has other interesting features that budding photographers will love. Just like its more expensive flagship brother, the mid-range Reno sports a 48-megapixel main camera with a Sony IMX 586 sensor.

We’ve seen Sony IMX 586 equipped phones in the market before, and typically phones equipped with this particular image sensor deliver really good images thanks to pixel-binning technology.

Initial photos taken with the phone’s camera looked pretty good, with plenty of detail in the shots.

That’s to be expected of course, and thanks to the large f/1.7 aperture, the phone manages to retain plenty of detail in low-light scenes as well.

Unfortunately, the regular Reno lacks the optical zoom capability and wide angle lens of its more expensive brother, limiting your shooting options somewhat.

Despite that though, the regular Reno is still able to capture excellent shots, and we don’t have any issues with the photos so far.

The 16-megapixel pop-up camera takes good selfies as well, though again we’ll have to take more selfies in challenging lighting conditions to make sure it’s up to par.

We’ve yet to use the phone in really challenging low-light situations though, but we’re confident that the phone will do well in that regard as well.

We’re currently taking the Reno through its paces, and the phone will be released on June 21 in OPPO stores nationwide with a sticker price of Php 26,990.

You can read our hands-on of the OPPO Reno below:

OPPO Reno Unboxing, Hands-on: A Day With The Shark

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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