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Oppo Find X6 Camera test

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We put the Oppo Find X6 through our rigorous DXOMARK Camera test suite to measure its performance in photo, video, and zoom quality from an end-user perspective. This article breaks down how the device fared in a variety of tests and several common use cases and is intended to highlight the most important results of our testing with an extract of the captured data.

Overview

Key camera specifications:

  • Primary: 50MP 1/1.56″ sensor, 1μm pixels, 24mm equivalent f/1.88-aperture lens, AF, OIS
  • Ultra-wide: 50MP 1/2.8″ sensor, 0.64μm pixels, 15mm equivalent, f/2.05-aperture lens, AF
  • Tele: 50MP 1/1.56″ sensor, 1μm pixels, 65mm equivalent f/2.6-aperture lens, AF, OIS

Scoring

Sub-scores and attributes included in the calculations of the global score.

Oppo Find X6
Oppo Find X6
150
camera
152
Photo
113

123

116

125

109

123

109

124

116

Best

77

82

80
Bokeh
80

Best

77
Preview
77

91

148
Zoom
110

118

109

121

143
Video
105

116

104

119

109

119

114

118

115

119

82

86

109

118

Use cases & Conditions

Use case scores indicate the product performance in specific situations. They are not included in the overall score calculations.

BEST 175

Outdoor

Photos & videos shot in bright light conditions (≥1000 lux)

BEST 160

Indoor

Photos & videos shot in good lighting conditions (≥100lux)

BEST 132

Lowlight

Photos & videos shot in low lighting conditions (<100 lux)

BEST 149

Friends & Family

Portrait and group photo & videos

Pros

  • Good detail and low noise in photo and video
  • Accurate and repeatable autofocus
  • Good exposure and fairly wide dynamic range for photo and video
  • Generally nice skin tones
  • Accurate depth estimation in bokeh mode
  • Stable exposure and color in video

Cons

  • Occasional white balance cast in daylight
  • Low contrast issues in HDR photos taken in bright light
  • Slightly desaturated warm colors in low light videos
  • Slight jello effect videos recorded on a tripod

Equipped with the MediaTek Dimensity 9200 chipset, the Oppo Find X6 delivered an excellent performance in our DXOMARK Camera tests, taking the third spot in our ranking, just behind its flagship sister model the Oppo Find X6 Pro and the Honor Magic 5 Pro.

Overall, the device delivered a very balanced performance, doing well across all test attributes. Even with a smaller sensor in the primary module than the Pro model and other flagship devices, the Find X6 managed an excellent texture/noise trade-off in both photo and video. The tele zoom hardware is the same as in the Find X6 Pro which, combined with excellent software solutions, resulted in an excellent zoom user experience in our tests. Overall, the camera’s greatest plus point is its lack of any serious drawbacks, making it a great option for all kinds of smartphone imaging.

BEST 149
Friends & Family

In our Friends & Family use case, the Oppo Find X6 tied with the Find X6 Pro for the joint top score. All image quality aspects required for a good portrait are well tuned on the Find X6. In our testing, portrait images showed good exposure and natural skin tone rendering across most types of scenes and skin tones, even dark skin tones that many of the Oppo’s rivals struggle with. This remained true when using the dedicated portrait mode. Only in some high-contrast scenes did our testers notice some underexposure or slightly lower contrast.

Oppo Find X6 – Overall pleasant image quality, good exposure, nice colors and skin tones
BEST 132
Lowlight

The Oppo Find X6 also managed to provide very nice image quality in low light. Target exposure preserved the atmosphere of the low light scenes and color rendering was fairly neutral, despite an occasional orange cast. The level of detail was fairly high, with image noise generally well under control.

Oppo Find X6 – Realistic target exposure, nice colors
Apple iPhone 14 Pro – Realistic target exposure, nice colors

Vivo X90 Pro – Very slight overexposure, orange cast

Test summary

About DXOMARK Camera tests: DXOMARK’s Camera evaluations take place in laboratories and in real-world situations using a wide variety of subjects. The scores rely on objective tests for which the results are calculated directly by measurement software on our laboratory setups, and on perceptual tests in which a sophisticated set of metrics allow a panel of image experts to compare aspects of image quality that require human judgment. Testing a smartphone involves a team of engineers and technicians for about a week. Photo, Zoom, and Video quality are scored separately and then combined into an Overall score for comparison among the cameras in different devices. For more information about the DXOMARK Camera protocol, click here. More details on smartphone camera scores are available here. The following section gathers key elements of DXOMARK’s exhaustive tests and analyses. Full performance evaluations are available upon request. Please contact us  on how to receive a full report.

Oppo Find X6 Camera Scores vs Ultra-Premium
This graph compares DXOMARK photo, zoom and video scores between the tested device and references. Average and maximum scores of the price segment are also indicated. Average and maximum scores for each price segment are computed based on the DXOMARK database of devices tested.

Photo

152

Oppo Find X6

160

Huawei Mate 60 Pro+
About DXOMARK Camera Photo tests

For scoring and analysis, DXOMARK engineers capture and evaluate more than 2,600 test images both in controlled lab environments and in outdoor, indoor and low-light natural scenes, using the camera’s default settings. The photo protocol is designed to take into account the main use cases and is based on typical shooting scenarios, such as portraits, family, and landscape photography. The evaluation is performed by visually inspecting images against a reference of natural scenes, and by running objective measurements on images of charts captured in the lab under different lighting conditions from 1 to 1,000+ lux and color temperatures from 2,300K to 6,500K.

In our tests, the Oppo Find X6 delivered a solid photo performance, with generally accurate target exposure and a wide dynamic range. In addition, the camera produced nice skin tones and natural white balance. A fairly wide depth of field means background subjects in group shots were rendered fairly sharp and texture rendering and noise reduction were balanced nicely. Unwanted image artifacts were well under control as well. While the camera offers zero shutter lag, our testers noticed a slight delay between pressing the shutter and actual capture.

Oppo Find X6 Photo scores vs Ultra-Premium
The photo tests analyze image quality attributes such as exposure, color, texture, and noise in various light conditions. Autofocus performances and the presence of artifacts on all images captured in controlled lab conditions and in real-life images are also evaluated. All these attributes have a significant impact on the final quality of the images captured with the tested device and can help to understand the camera's main strengths and weaknesses.
Close-Up

Close-up is the third new use case score introduced with DXOMARK Camera version 5. It evaluates the camera’s ability to capture detail at subject distances below 10cm and magnifications as close possible to 1:1.

The Oppo Find X6 did a decent job when set to its macro mode. A loss of sharpness was noticeable around the edges of the frame but otherwise fine detail was preserved nicely and image noise was well under control. Exposure was accurate and the camera captured nice colors.

In this comparison we can see that the Oppo Find X6 recorded slightly better fine detail in macro mode than the Vivo X90 Pro and the Xiaomi 13 Pro.

Oppo Find X6
Good fine detail, low noise
Vivo X90 Pro
Loss of fine detail, low noise
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Loss of fine detail, slight noise

Exposure

113

Oppo Find X6

123

Apple iPhone 15 Pro

Exposure is one of the key attributes for technically good pictures. The main attribute evaluated is the brightness of the main subject through various use cases such as landscape, portrait, or still life. Other factors evaluated are the contrast and the dynamic range, eg. the ability to render visible details in both bright and dark areas of the image. Repeatability is also important because it demonstrates the camera's ability to provide the same rendering when shooting several images of the same scene.

The camera produced good exposure in most test conditions, even in low light where the Oppo managed to preserve the atmosphere nicely. In addition, dynamic range was fairly wide.

Oppo Find X6 – Good target exposure, wide dynamic range
Apple iPhone 14 Pro – Good target exposure, wide dynamic range

Huawei Mate 50 Pro – Good target exposure, wide dynamic range

In some demanding scenes, our experts noticed issues with face exposure. In this sample scene, the camera had to produce a fairly bright exposure while freezing motion and maintaining good highlight and shadow detail. For the Oppo, which comes with a smaller image sensor and therefore lower light collection capability than some its Ultra Premium rivals, this proved to be a challenging task.

Oppo Find X6 - HDR scene with motion
Oppo Find X6 - low target exposure
Apple iPhone 14 Pro - HDR scene with motion
Apple iPhone 14 Pro - Good target exposure
Huawei Mate 50 Pro - HDR scene with motion
Huawei Mate 50 Pro - Slightly low target exposure

Color

116

Oppo Find X6

125

Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max

Color is one of the key attributes for technically good pictures. The image quality attributes analyzed are skin-tone rendering, white balance, color shading, and repeatability. For color and skin tone rendering, we penalize unnatural colors but we respect a manufacturer's choice of color signature.

In our tests, the Oppo Find X6 produced fairly good color. Skin tones were accurate in most conditions and for most skin types. Colors were generally nice and vivid. While an orange cast was noticeable in most indoor and low light scenes, this helped preserve the low light atmosphere. Our testers also observed a yellow/green cast in some outdoor scenes, as well as some white balance instabilities, especially in bright light.

In this sample, we can see that skin tones were rendered differently on all three cameras. Both the Apple iPhone 14 Pro and Oppo Find X6 show nice skin tones, with the Find X6 being slightly more orange. The Honor Magic5 Pro has a tendency to produce a slight orange cast on dark skin tones.

Oppo Find X6 – Nice skin tones
Honor Magic5 Pro – Acceptable skin tones but dark skin tone looks orange
Apple iPhone 14 Pro – Nice skin tones

The Oppo Find X6 performed well across all types of skin tones.

Oppo Find X6 - Skin tones
Oppo Find X6 - Nice skin tones
Xiaomi Mi 13 Pro - Skin tones
Xiaomi Mi 13 Pro - Inaccurate skin tones, slight orange hue
Vivo X90 Pro - Skin tones
Vivo X90 Pro - Unnatural skin tones, orange hue

Autofocus

109

Oppo Find X6

123

Huawei Mate 60 Pro+

Autofocus tests concentrate on focus accuracy, focus repeatability, shooting time delay, and depth of field. Shooting delay is the difference between the time the user presses the capture button and the time the image is actually taken. It includes focusing speed and the capability of the device to capture images at the right time, what is called 'zero shutter lag' capability. Even if a shallow depth of field can be pleasant for a single subject portrait or close-up shot, it can also be a problem in some specific conditions such as group portraits; Both situations are tested. Focus accuracy is also evaluated in all the real-life images taken, from infinity to close-up objects and in low light to outdoor conditions.

The Oppo’s autofocus worked reliably in our tests, with only a handful of failures among our thousands of sample shots. Depth of field was wider than on many other flagship devices, such as the iPhone 14 Pro, Honor Magic5 Pro, or Oppo Find X6 Pro, allowing for better sharpness on background subjects.

The device does not offer zero shutter lag, our measurements revealed a delay between pressing the shutter and actual capture of at least 200ms in all conditions. This means the Oppo is not the best option when maximum speed is required. Below we can see the lab measurements for the Oppo and a couple of its rivals. The iPhone’s performance was consistently accurate and fast. The Oppo was accurate but displayed the aforementioned delay. The Vivo showed most potential for improvement, however. While its AF was fairly accurate, it was slow and inconsistent across a series of shots.

Autofocus irregularity and speed: 100Lux Δ4EV TL84 Tripod
This graph illustrates focus accuracy and speed and also zero shutter lag capability by showing the edge acutance versus the shooting time measured on the AFHDR setup on a series of pictures. All pictures were taken at 100Lux with TL84 illuminant, 500ms after the defocus. On this scenario, the backlit panels in the scene are set up to simulate a fairly high dynamic range: the luminance ratio between the brightest point and a 18% reflective gray patch is 4, which we denote by a Exposure Value difference of 4. The edge acutance is measured on the four edges of the Dead Leaves chart, and the shooting time is measured on the LED Universal Timer.
Oppo Find X6 - Depth of field
Oppo Find X6 - Fairly wide depth of field, fairly sharp face in second plane
Apple iPhone 14 Pro - Depth of field
Apple iPhone 14 Pro - Slightly limited depth of field, blurred face in second plane
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Depth of field is extended, face on second plane is sharp

Texture

109

Oppo Find X6

124

Apple iPhone 15 Pro

Texture tests analyze the level of details and the texture of subjects in the images taken in the lab as well as in real-life scenarios. For natural shots, particular attention is paid to the level of details in the bright and dark areas of the image. Objective measurements are performed on chart images taken in various lighting conditions from 1 to 1000 lux and different kinds of dynamic range conditions. The charts used are the proprietary DXOMARK chart (DMC) and the Dead Leaves chart.

The Oppo Find X6 camera was capable of capturing high levels of detail, even in difficult low light conditions.

DXOMARK CHART (DMC) detail preservation score vs lux levels for tripod and handheld conditions
This graph shows the evolution of the DMC detail preservation score with the level of lux, for two holding conditions. DMC detail preservation score is derived from an AI-based metric trained to evaluate texture and details rendering on a selection of crops of our DXOMARK chart.

In this outdoor sample shot we can see that the Oppo Find X6 recorded high levels of detail in our tests.

Oppo Find X6 - Detail
Oppo Find X6 - Good detail
Apple iPhone 14 Pro - Detail
Apple iPhone 14 Pro - Good detail
Huawei Mate 50 Pro - Detail
Huawei Mate 50 Pro - - Good detail

However, our testers noticed that, compared to the best in class, some very fine detail was lost in some scenes. In this sample shot the Oppo did not quite match the level of fine detail captured by the iPhone 14 Pro and Honor Magic5 Pro.

Oppo Find X6 - Fine detail
Oppo Find X6 - Loss of fine detail
Apple iPhone 14 Pro - Fine detail
Apple iPhone 14 Pro - Fine detail is well preserved
Honor Magic5 Pro - Fine detail
Honor Magic5 Pro - Better preservation of fine detail

Noise

116

Oppo Find X6

Best

Noise tests analyze various attributes of noise such as intensity, chromaticity, grain, structure on real-life images as well as images of charts taken in the lab. For natural images, particular attention is paid to the noise on faces, landscapes, but also on dark areas and high dynamic range conditions. Noise on moving objects is also evaluated on natural images. Objective measurements are performed on images of charts taken in various conditions from 1 to 1000 lux and different kinds of dynamic range conditions. The chart used is the Dead Leaves chart and the standardized measurement such as Visual Noise derived from ISO 15739.

In our testing, the Oppo Find X6 was the best device to date in terms of Photo noise. Despite a smaller image sensor and therefore more limited light collection capacity than some rivals, image noise was usually very well controlled, even in low light. The following graph illustrates that the Oppo was keeping noise levels very low across all light conditions. Compared to the iPhone 14 Pro, noise levels very significantly lower. Compared to the Vivo X90 Pro, the Oppo was better in bright and semi-bright conditions but showed slightly more noise in low light.

Visual noise evolution with illuminance levels in handheld condition
This graph shows the evolution of visual noise metric with the level of lux in handheld condition. The visual noise metric is the mean of visual noise measurement on all patches of the Dead Leaves chart in the AFHDR setup. DXOMARK visual noise measurement is derived from ISO15739 standard.
Oppo Find X6 - Low light noise
Oppo Find X6 - Low noise
Apple iPhone 14 Pro - Low light noise
Apple iPhone 14 Pro - Some noise
Huawei Mate 50 Pro - Low light noise
Huawei Mate 50 Pro - Low noise

Artifacts

77

Oppo Find X6

82

Xiaomi Redmi 12 5G

The artifacts evaluation looks at lens shading, chromatic aberrations, geometrical distortion, edges ringing, halos, ghosting, quantization, unexpected color hue shifts, among others type of possible unnatural effects on photos. The more severe and the more frequent the artifact, the higher the point deduction on the score. The main artifacts observed and corresponding point loss are listed below.

Main photo artifacts penalties

Unwanted image artifacts were generally well-controlled, but in some difficult HDR scenes our testers observed some artifacts, such as ringing and halo effects.

Oppo Find X6 - Artifacts
Oppo Find X6 - Ringing
Apple iPhone 14 Pro - Artifacts
Apple iPhone 14 Pro - Ringing
Huawei Mate 50 Pro - Artifacts
Huawei Mate 50 Pro - Ringing

Bokeh

80

Oppo Find X6

Best

Bokeh is tested in one dedicated mode, usually portrait or aperture mode, and analyzed by visually inspecting all the images captured in the lab and in natural conditions. The goal is to reproduce portrait photography comparable to one taken with a DLSR and a wide aperture. The main image quality attributes paid attention to are depth estimation, artifacts, blur gradient, and the shape of the bokeh blur spotlights. Portrait image quality attributes (exposure, color, texture) are also taken into account.

At the time of writing the new Oppo Find X6 ties its sister model Find X6 Pro for the top score in the bokeh category.

Oppo Find X6 – Excellent depth estimation, pleasant rendering

The cameras uses its 3X tele camera in portrait mode. This compresses the scene more than shorter lenses, making it ideal for portrait shots. In our tests, bokeh images also featured excellent depth estimation and repeatability. The blur gradient was generally natural. Bokeh shape was accurate but could have done with a little more contrast.

Oppo Find X6 - Excellent depth estimation
Spotlights lack shape
Apple iPhone 14 Pro - accurate depth estimation
Fairly accurate shape of bokeh
Vivo X90 Pro - Excellent depth estimation
Natural spotlight shape and contrast

Preview

77

Oppo Find X6

91

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

Preview tests analyze the image quality of the camera app's preview of the image, with particular attention paid to the difference between the capture and the preview, especially regarding dynamic range and the application of the bokeh effect. Also evaluated is the smoothness of the exposure, color and focus adaptation when zooming from the minimal to the maximal zoom factor available. The preview frame rate is measured using the LED Universal Timer.

The Oppo Find X6 Preview was on par with other Android flagships but far from the latest iPhone models which currently deliver the best preview performance. The preview image was generally very similar to the final capture in terms of texture and noise. However, exposure differences were noticeable in challenging conditions and dynamic range was more limited. In bokeh mode, blur intensity in the preview was fairly similar to the capture but differences in terms of depth estimation were noticeable.

Oppo Find X6 – Capture
Oppo Find X6 – Preview – Fairly similar to capture but more limited dynamic range
Apple iPhone 14 Pro – Capture
Apple iPhone 14 Pro – Preview – Similar to preview

Zoom

148

Oppo Find X6

158

Huawei P60 Pro
About DXOMARK Camera Zoom tests

DXOMARK engineers capture and evaluate over 400 test images in controlled lab environments and in outdoor, indoor, and low-light natural scenes, using the camera’s default settings and pinch zoom at various zoom factors from ultra wide to very long-range zoom. The evaluation is performed by visually inspecting the images against a reference of natural scenes, and by running objective measurements of chart mages captured in the lab under different conditions from 20 to 1000 lux and color temperatures from 2300K to 6500K.

Like the Find X6 Pro, the standard Find X6 comes with major improvements over its predecessor in the zoom department. Tele zoom hardware is the same as on the Find X6 Pro and uses a bigger image sensor than most competitors. The dedicated tele lens provides a 3x zoom factor (versus 2x on the previous model) which equates to a 65mm equivalent focal length. For zoom factors between 1x and 3x, the Oppo uses image fusion algorithms. Image data from the primary and tele modules is fused in order to maximize image quality. With this setup the camera captured high levels of detail and overall good tele image quality in our tests. Image quality of the ultra-wide module was overall good as well, despite a smaller image sensor than in the Pro model.

Oppo Find X6 Zoom Scores vs Ultra-Premium
This graph illustrates the relative scores for the different zoom ranges evaluated. The abscissa is expressed in 35mm equivalent focal length. Zooming-in scores are displayed on the right and Zooming-out scores on the left.
Video Zoom

Zoom videos showed fairly good detail and low noise, earning the device a bonus in the zoom score.

Wide

109

Oppo Find X6

121

Huawei Mate 60 Pro+

These tests analyze the performance of the ultra-wide camera at several focal lengths from 12 mm to 20 mm. All image quality attributes are evaluated, with particular attention paid to such artifacts as chromatic aberrations, lens softness, and distortion. Pictures below are an extract of tested scenes.

The Oppo Find X6 ultra-wide camera comes with a smaller sensor than the Pro model but still delivered fairly good results all around. Target exposure was good, with a wide dynamic range. Color was mostly accurate and the texture/noise trade-off was good. Images were mostly sharp, with low levels of noise. This said, the texture/noise trade-off was not quite as good as on the best in class, such as the Huawei Mate 50 Pro.

Oppo Find X6 - Ultra-wide - Wide dynamic range, nice colors
Oppo Find X6 - Ultra-wide - Loss of fine detail, low noise
Xiaomi Mi 13 Pro - Ultra-wide - Wide dynamic range, nice colors
Xiaomi Mi 13 Pro - Ultra-wide - Loss of fine detail, slight noise
Huawei Mate 50 Pro - Ultra-wide - Wide dynamic range, nice color
Huawei Mate 50 Pro - Ultra-wide - Better fine detail preservation, lower noise

Ultra-wide image quality remained good in low light scenes.

Oppo Find X6 – Ultra-wide- Good exposure, nice colors
Apple iPhone 14 Pro – Ultra-wide – Good exposure, nice colors
Xiaomi 13 Pro – Ultra-wide- Good exposure, nice colors

Tele

110

Oppo Find X6

118

Huawei P60 Pro

All image quality attributes are evaluated at focal lengths from approximately 40 mm to 300 mm, with particular attention paid to texture and detail. The score is derived from a number of objective measurements in the lab and perceptual analysis of real-life images.

The Oppo Find X6’s dedicated tele module provides a 3x tele zoom factor which translates into an equivalent focal length of 65mm. Like on the Pro, image fusion is applied between 1x and 3x tele factors, combining image data from the primary and tele modules. Beyond 3x, digital zoom is used to crop in further on the subject.

DXOMARK CHART (DMC) detail preservation score per focal length
This graph shows the evolution of the DMC detail preservation score with respect to the full-frame equivalent focal length for different light conditions. The x-axis represents the equivalent focal length measured for each corresponding shooting distance and the y-axis represents the maximum details preservation metric score: higher value means better quality. Large dots correspond to zoom ratio available in the user interface of the camera application.
DXOMARK CHART (DMC) detail preservation score per focal length
This graph shows the evolution of the DMC detail preservation score with respect to the full-frame equivalent focal length for different light conditions. The x-axis represents the equivalent focal length measured for each corresponding shooting distance and the y-axis represents the maximum details preservation metric score: higher value means better quality. Large dots correspond to zoom ratio available in the user interface of the camera application.
DXOMARK CHART (DMC) detail preservation score per focal length
This graph shows the evolution of the DMC detail preservation score with respect to the full-frame equivalent focal length for different light conditions. The x-axis represents the equivalent focal length measured for each corresponding shooting distance and the y-axis represents the maximum details preservation metric score: higher value means better quality. Large dots correspond to zoom ratio available in the user interface of the camera application.
DXOMARK CHART (DMC) detail preservation score per focal length
This graph shows the evolution of the DMC detail preservation score with respect to the full-frame equivalent focal length for different light conditions. The x-axis represents the equivalent focal length measured for each corresponding shooting distance and the y-axis represents the maximum details preservation metric score: higher value means better quality. Large dots correspond to zoom ratio available in the user interface of the camera application.

In the Oppo Find X6’s tele shots a slight loss of detail was noticeable.

Oppo Find X6 - 3x tele
Oppo Find X6 - Slight loss of fine detail
Vivo X90 Pro - 3x tele
Vivo X90 Pro - Slight loss of fine detail
Xiaomi 13 Pro - 3x tele
Xiaomi 13 Pro - Loss of fine detail

Video

143

Oppo Find X6

158

Apple iPhone 15 Pro
About DXOMARK Camera Video tests

DXOMARK engineers capture and evaluate more than 2.5 hours of video in controlled lab environments and in natural low-light, indoor and outdoor scenes, using the camera’s default settings. The evaluation consists of visually inspecting natural videos taken in various conditions and running objective measurements on videos of charts recorded in the lab under different conditions from 1 to 1000+ lux and color temperatures from 2,300K to 6,500K.

Video clips recorded on the Oppo Find X6 showed a decent texture/noise trade-off. Texture levels were generally high and noise was well under control, even in low light. White balance casts could occasionally be noticeable, but skin tones and color in general looked natural in bright light and under typical indoor conditions. Video autofocus was generally fast and accurate, but our testers noticed occasional failures in high-contrast conditions. Video stabilization counteracted motion effectively and kept frame shifts at a minimum. Sharpness differences between frames and jello effects could sometimes  be visible, though.

Oppo Find X6 Video scores vs Ultra-Premium
Video tests analyze the same image quality attributes as for still images, such as exposure, color, texture, or noise, in addition to temporal aspects such as speed, and smoothness and stability of exposure, white balance, and autofocus transitions.

Exposure

105

Oppo Find X6

116

Apple iPhone 15 Pro

Exposure tests evaluate the brightness of the main subject and the dynamic range, eg. the ability to render visible details in both bright and dark areas of the image. Stability and temporal adaption of the exposure are also analyzed.

In video mode, the Oppo Find X6 managed good exposure in most conditions, even in low light scenes with dark-skinned models. However, our testers also noticed some exposure instabilities and abrupt transitions, especially in HDR scenes. Exposure adaptations could also be quite noticeable when filming dark-skinned subjects in difficult conditions.

Oppo Find X6 – Accurate target exposure, wide dynamic range

Vivo X90 Pro – Accurate target exposure, wide dynamic range

Apple iPhone 14 Pro – Accurate target exposure, wide dynamic range

Compared to the best devices with HDR video technologies, like the iPhone 14 Pro, dynamic range was more limited in challenging conditions. In this sample clip we can see that the Apple camera preserved shadow tones better than the Oppo.

Oppo Find X6 – Limited dynamic range, shadow clipping

Honor Magic5 Pro – Slightly limited dynamic range. some shadow clipping

Apple iPhone 14 Pro – Wide dynamic range, good contrast in the shadow areas

Color

104

Oppo Find X6

119

Apple iPhone 15 Pro

Image-quality color analysis looks at color rendering, skin-tone rendering, white balance, color shading, stability of the white balance and its adaption when light is changing.

Colors and skin tones were generally accurate in bright light and indoor conditions and all types of skin tones were rendered nicely. However, a green white balance cast could be noticeable in outdoor conditions. In low light, our testers often noticed an orange cast. White balance instabilities were often noticeable as well, especially under indoor lighting. In comparison, the iPhone 14 Pro did a better job at managing color in these types of situations.

Oppo Find X6 – Colors and skin tones are pleasant, slight white balance instabilities

Honor Magic5 Pro – Colors and skin tones are pleasant, natural white balance

Apple iPhone 14 Pro – Colors and skin tones are pleasant, natural white balance

Autofocus

109

Oppo Find X6

119

Huawei Mate 60 Pro+

Video autofocus was generally fast and stable but was a touch slower to converge than the best in class. This said, our testers noticed some autofocus failures in high-contrast scenes. In this indoor panning scene you can see some instabilities on the Oppo Find X6 when contrast in the scene increases.

Oppo Find X6 – Autofocus instabilities are visible

Honor Magic5 Pro – Autofocus is accurate and stable

Apple iPhone 14 Pro – Autofocus is accurate and stable

Texture

114

Oppo Find X6

118

Oppo Find X6 Pro

Texture tests analyze the level of details and texture of the real-life videos as well as the videos of charts recorded in the lab. Natural videos recordings are visually evaluated, with particular attention paid to the level of details in the bright and areas as well as in the dark. Objective measurements are performed of images of charts taken in various conditions from 1 to 1000 lux. The charts used are the DXOMARK chart (DMC) and Dead Leaves chart.

DXOMARK CHART (DMC) detail preservation video score vs lux levels
This graph shows the evolution of the DMC detail preservation video score with the level of lux in video. DMC detail preservation score is derived from an AI-based metric trained to evaluate texture and details rendering on a selection of crops of our DXOMARK chart.

Video clips recorded on the Oppo Find X6 generally showed high levels of detail.

Noise

115

Oppo Find X6

119

Apple iPhone 15 Pro

Noise tests analyze various attributes of noise such as intensity, chromaticity, grain, structure, temporal aspects on real-life video recording as well as videos of charts taken in the lab. Natural videos are visually evaluated, with particular attention paid to the noise in the dark areas and high dynamic range conditions. Objective measurements are performed on the videos of charts recorded in various conditions from 1 to 1000 lux. The chart used is the DXOMARK visual noise chart.

Spatial visual noise evolution with the illuminance level
This graph shows the evolution of spatial visual noise with the level of lux. Spatial visual noise is measured on the visual noise chart in the video noise setup. DXOMARK visual noise measurement is derived from ISO15739 standard.
Temporal visual noise evolution with the illuminance level
This graph shows the evolution of temporal visual noise with the level of lux. Temporal visual noise is measured on the visual noise chart in the video noise setup.

Video noise was generally well under control but in low light some slight noise was noticeable in the shadow areas of the frame. In this sample, we can see that the iPhone 14 Pro did a better job at noise reduction than the Oppo Find X6.

Oppo Find X6 – Noise is slightly visible in shadow tones

Honor Magic5 Pro – Noise is fairly well contolled

Apple iPhone 14 Pro – Noise is well controlled

Stabilization

109

Oppo Find X6

118

Apple iPhone 15 Pro

Stabilization evaluation tests the ability of the device to stabilize footage thanks to software or hardware technologies such as OIS, EIS, or any others means. The evaluation looks at residual motion, smoothness, jello artifacts and residual motion blur on walk and run use cases in various lighting conditions. The video below is an extract from one of the tested scenes.

The Oppo did a fairly good job at stabilizing video. Frame shift was hardly noticeable. Sharpness difference between frames were well under control in indoor and outdoor conditions but could be slightly visible in low light. Our testers also noticed a slight jello effect in video clips recorded with the phone mounted on a tripod.

Oppo Find X6 – Motion stabilization is efficient

Vivo X90 Pro – Motion stabilization is efficient, sharpness differences between frames is visible

Apple iPhone 14 Pro – Motion stabilization is efficient

Artifacts

82

Oppo Find X6

86

Xiaomi 12S Ultra

Artifacts are evaluated with MTF and ringing measurements on the SFR chart in the lab as well as frame-rate measurements using the LED Universal Timer. Natural videos are visually evaluated by paying particular attention to artifacts such as aliasing, quantization, blocking, and hue shift, among others. The more severe and the more frequent the artifact, the higher the point deduction from the score. The main artifacts and corresponding point loss are listed below.

Main video artifacts penalties

Our testers noticed some aliasing in the Oppo’s video footage but overall unwanted video artifacts were better under control than on the comparison devices.

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