Update on Color Filter Camera

  1. David Y.
    Jelly Bean May 19, 2020

    David Y. , May 19, 2020 :
    Shot on OnePlus 8 Pro, Photochrom filter. From OnePlus HQ.
    Hi friends,

    Over the last few days, there has been a lot of discussion about the capabilities of the color filter camera on the OnePlus 8 Pro. Many users and media have talked about the unique photos you can take with it, but some have also raised questions about its capabilities to see through certain materials.

    While we think this camera gives users the ability to get more creative with smartphone photography, we also understand the concerns that have been raised. Therefore, we are already working on an OTA that we’ll push out in the coming weeks to offer the Photochrom filter while limiting other functionality that may be of concern.

    We decided to temporarily disable this filter on HydrogenOS out of an abundance of caution about some false and misleading information circulating on social media in China. However, we do not plan to disable this filter on OxygenOS, our global operating system, so we can focus on bringing the OTA to you as quickly as possible.

    Thanks to all of you for your patience and understanding, and for the faith our community has shown us over the years.


  2. David Y.
    Jelly Bean May 19, 2020

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  3. David Y.
    Jelly Bean May 29, 2020

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    David Y. , May 29, 2020 :
    Hi otto, my apologies for any confusion, but this OTA inadvertently went out to a limited number of devices. We will re-enable that filter in the next OTA.

  4. An.I.Am
    Jelly Bean May 19, 2020

    An.I.Am , May 19, 2020 :
    It's surreal the final results from that camera, it reminds me of a sci-fi film, something from another world. Well too bad I don't know how to take a good photo for the life of me :D
    EDIT: Also, yeah of course thanks for the heads up. I like the transparency even if it's something I do not agree with myself.
    Last edited: May 19, 2020

  5. mojoyoyo77
    Assistant Head Moderator Assistant Head Moderator May 19, 2020

  6. pablofg1978
    Head Moderator Head Moderator May 19, 2020

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  7. Shivang Joshi
    The Lab Reviewer - OPPO Find N May 19, 2020

    Shivang Joshi , May 19, 2020 :
    Thanks for the heads-up, David :)

  8. W1589894429680
    Cupcake May 19, 2020

    W1589894429680 , May 19, 2020 :
    The media is so irresponsible. There are no privacy concerns with this camera but everyone wrote a clickbait article saying how it can possibly see through clothes with absolutely no evidence. I really hope one plus doesn't change a thing to this as it's cool to have a IR camera on my phone. I always wanted to shoot IR but didn't want to pay to modify a camera of my own.

  9. Venky61
    OnePlus TV Expert Community Expert May 19, 2020

    Venky61 , May 19, 2020 :
    Thanks for updating us @David Y. :)
    Indeed, if used in the right and creative way the camera can create wonders...
    Those are some great shots 👌

  10. Cheetosdust
    Moderator, Content Coordinator Moderator Writers' Club May 19, 2020

    Cheetosdust , May 19, 2020 :
    Hello David,

    many thanks for the official update about this. As a customer, I love and appreciate this level of transparency with the community. :)

    And thank you for sharing these too. I do love the first and the third photos. :cool:

  11. the_o2
    OnePlus 9 Series Expert Community Expert May 19, 2020

    the_o2 , May 19, 2020 :
    Thanks for the thread :)

    These pics actually looking good.

  12. Swejuggalo
    OnePlus 9 Series Expert Community Expert May 19, 2020

    Swejuggalo , via OnePlus 7 Pro , May 19, 2020 :
    Great call. I hope you don't get second thoughts and disable it on Oxygen OS later on anyway. I don't understand why some spread false pictures and rumors just to cause an overreacted reaction. Maybe they just seek some attention... Someone give them a hug so they behave better 😋

  13. Q1589893888662
    Donut May 19, 2020

    Q1589893888662 , May 19, 2020 :
    Thanks for the update.
    How do you want to limit the ability to see through some materials without disabling the whole camera as it's a characteristic of the hardware?
    For me that sounds like a software filter which will fake the effect of the ir cam.

  14. Loveit
    KitKat May 19, 2020

    Loveit , May 19, 2020 :
    There is no such thing as bad publicity. Whoever came out with that helped OnePlus.

    Lovely marketing.

  15. Swejuggalo
    OnePlus 9 Series Expert Community Expert May 19, 2020

    Swejuggalo , via OnePlus 7 Pro , May 19, 2020 :
    Yeah. Seen and heard about everywhere 😋
    I understand the normal concern but even create fakes...
    Anyone that looks at the non fakes and transfer that to normal everyday situations can see that it never will be a effective "boob-view tool" or something like that [e]1f609[/e]

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  16. fragargon
    Jelly Bean May 19, 2020

    fragargon , May 19, 2020 :
    Hi all,
    I read the thread, at the moment we still don't know if this pictures has been taken with the full photochrom filter or one in development with some "feature" disable? I would be upset if one lens is disable because of social buzz...

  17. Tobikage
    General Support Expert Award 2021 May 19, 2020

    Tobikage , May 19, 2020 :
    Reported for taking and posting pictures of naked trees without consent !

  18. Funk Wizard
    Moderator Moderator May 19, 2020

    Funk Wizard , May 19, 2020 :
    Thank you for retaining the creativity amongst those who want to make it to good use.

    Thanks for the heads up David and lovely pictires bringing out the creative aspect.

    Stay safe

  19. SoniaB
    Head Moderator, Community Hero 2020 Head Moderator May 19, 2020

    SoniaB , May 19, 2020 :
    They are not naked. The leaves are all there. :rolleyes:
    Wait. if it had been Autumn and the leaves were falling, pics taken, would that technically be watching trees strip?
    Would that make people voyeurs? [​IMG]

  20. Tobikage
    General Support Expert Award 2021 May 19, 2020

    Tobikage , May 19, 2020 :
    Yes....you...you know you're guilty !

    Back on topic....
    I just wanna see someone shoot an "X-Ray" video ! :p coz that'd look cool !

  21. the_o2
    OnePlus 9 Series Expert Community Expert May 19, 2020

    the_o2 , May 19, 2020 :
    The James Bond inside me just died :p:p