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Amateur Camera Compare OP6T vs OP9

  1. johnhart
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 11, 2021

    johnhart , Apr 11, 2021 :
    Hi,

    I watch a LOT of reviews of phones and their cameras. Most YouTube reviewers go into wild detail. Most people like me don't care. We just want to know if our camera improved and how.

    In the following pictures you have to choose which is better: pictures on the LEFT or RIGHT.

    I typically just point and clicked. If Google Photos asked to correct lighting, I accepted.

    The cactus shot was a ZOOM into that fire cactus.

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    2021-04-10 19_25_31-Untitled 1 - LibreOffice Impress.jpg

    2021-04-10 19_31_41-Untitled 1 - LibreOffice Impress.jpg 2021-04-10 19_33_21-Untitled 1 - LibreOffice Impress.jpg

    2021-04-10 19_35_31-Untitled 1 - LibreOffice Impress.jpg

    2021-04-10 19_37_52-Untitled 1 - LibreOffice Impress.jpg
     

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  2. The1Lion
    Marshmallow Apr 11, 2021

    The1Lion , Apr 11, 2021 :
    I'd say the ones on the left look a bit too bright for natural color however the very last pair only the one on the left is in focus
     

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  3. johnhart
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 11, 2021

    johnhart , Apr 11, 2021 :
    The last image was taken in less light than it appears. Oddly they were both taken with the OP9. The focus failed the first time, the second time, but the third time (the one on the left) absolutely SMOKED the OP6T pic.




    (the answer to all this is below this comment)








    OP9 on left, OP6T on right (except last picture)
     

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  4. Caoimhín
    OnePlus 9 Series Expert Community Expert Apr 11, 2021

    Caoimhín , via OnePlus 6T , Apr 11, 2021 :
    The OP 6T is still taking good pics for the most part for a camera developed from 3+ years ago. Though you would expect the latest sensor in the OP 9 to be much better in fairness. Your photos from the OP 9 show this, the clarity and detail is fantastic.

    I am sure the best has not been seen yet in the OP9 and 9 Pro as the camera software is more developed over time.
     

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  5. johnhart
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 12, 2021

    johnhart , Apr 12, 2021 :
    I am sure the best has not been seen yet in the OP9 and 9 Pro as the camera software is more developed over time.

    I certainly hope so. I don't want to downgrade to upgrade.

    To be a good sport I went out again and tried to capture the same picture. (Maybe I needed to try more than once.) I was little shocked that I got this --

    2021-04-11 16_48_08-Photo - Google Photos.jpg

    The same effect though not as bad. How stubborn can this be? I wondered if the greeny leafy interrupting the image is the problem. So I moved beyond it and got this.

    2021-04-11 16_48_43-Photo - Google Photos.jpg

    A crop (close up) of the trouble area looks like this now --

    2021-04-11 16_49_03-Photo - Google Photos.jpg

    It's better, yes, but quite the crop. Here is an intentional closer photo of this --

    2021-04-11 16_50_05-Photo - Google Photos.jpg
     

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  6. johnhart
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 30, 2021

    johnhart , Apr 30, 2021 :
    So I had no real way to test the new OP9 Camera software update without... well... trying to take the same pictures.

    This first one was the most troubling for the OP9. I intentionally made the image trick. I'm basically 'in' a bush which you see some leaves in the foreground... fuzzy. That's intentional. I'm trying to get a picture of the bright orange cactus instead. BEFORE update on the left, AFTER on the right.

    2021-04-30 12_27_25-Untitled 1 - LibreOffice Impress.jpg

    The issue was that when I zoomed into that cactus afterwards -- it became comically distorted. (See above)

    Now it looks like this --

    2021-04-30 12_31_00-Photos.jpg

    It's no longer over-saturated and distorted. It's bit fuzzy but I'm cropping like crazy.
     

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