The OnePlus One Camera: Sony Exmor IMX214, 6 lenses, and low light performance

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  1. Pete
    Founder of OnePlus Staff Member Mar 17, 2014

    Pete , Mar 17, 2014 :
    Looking back at our forum activity, we’ve noticed a lot of discussion about the OnePlus One’s camera specs.

    Unlike other manufacturers, our aim is not to compete with DSLRs but to offer a portable product that performs well in real-life conditions (without an ugly protruding camera). That’s why our engineers and I reviewed a myriad of available camera solutions and tested them in real-life scenarios.

    After going through almost every single manufacturer and the latest models in the market, we felt that Sony offered the best wide-aperture sensors out there. We were confident that with the proper set of lenses and software optimization, our camera would take beautiful pictures in any situation.

    With Sony in mind, we chose their latest Exmor IMX214. This 13-megapixel CMOS sensor boasts an incredible f/2.0 aperture, so more light can be captured when shooting in the dark.

    Large apertures do come with a downside, namely that photos may become distorted on the edges. Regular smartphones have 5 lenses, but to properly correct for low aperture we added a 6th. Our unique 6 lens optics will avoid any low aperture distortion while also enhancing the image quality and colors.

    The OnePlus One will also let you to shoot 4K videos or, if you love slow-motion video, film at 120 fps with a 720p resolution.

    Of course we didn’t forget about the front facing camera. We added a 5 megapixel front shooter that will be your best friend during your video-calls and selfies.

    The OnePlus One aims for the best in both hardware and software. Using one of the best sensors in the market for our camera is just a way of expressing the “Never Settle” philosophy.

    Stay tuned for more shots taken with the OnePlus One!

  2. Mat
    Honeycomb Mar 17, 2014

    Mat , Mar 17, 2014 :
    :) I'm not an expert.

    I'm very happy with the image stabilization. I'm a sick with my hand
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2014

  3. fabripav
    Honeycomb Mar 17, 2014

  4. likebutta
    Ice Cream Sandwich Mar 17, 2014

  5. Adam Krisko
    NA Community Consultant Staff Member Mar 17, 2014

  6. Akki
    Jelly Bean Mar 17, 2014

    Akki , Mar 17, 2014 :
    4K for $400?!! I love you guys! You gave a meaning to my long wait :D

  7. raphymartinez
    Froyo Mar 17, 2014

  8. itsnguser
    KitKat Mar 17, 2014

    itsnguser , Mar 17, 2014 :

  9. muddy46
    Jelly Bean Mar 17, 2014

    muddy46 , Mar 17, 2014 :
    "The OnePlus One will also let you to shoot 4K videos or, if you love slow-motion video, film at 120 fps with a 720p resolution." Was secretly hoping for 4k thinking it wouldnt really happen on this phone. Will this phone have hdmi port?

  10. GregOrevo
    Gingerbread Mar 17, 2014

    GregOrevo , Mar 17, 2014 :
    Great news, great camera, thanks OnePlus.

    Low light, 6th lense, IS+, slow motion, 4k videos...

    Last edited: Mar 17, 2014

  11. riffraff81
    KitKat Mar 17, 2014

  12. kitsVA
    Gingerbread Mar 17, 2014

    kitsVA , Mar 17, 2014 :
    Sounds perfect. Thank god you didn't fall for the Pixel competition. 13MP is more than adequate.

  13. Maciej
    Froyo Mar 17, 2014

    Maciej , Mar 17, 2014 :
    Thank! You!

  14. angeliou
    Honeycomb Mar 17, 2014

  15. ML_Heng
    Gingerbread Mar 17, 2014

  16. pottersmash
    Froyo Mar 17, 2014

  17. Allanitomwesh
    Ice Cream Sandwich Mar 17, 2014

  18. Rajesh Pandey
    Donut Mar 17, 2014

  19. m1cke
    Jelly Bean Mar 17, 2014

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  20. Akki
    Jelly Bean Mar 17, 2014

    Akki , Mar 17, 2014 :
    Maybe an alternative to OIS

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