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Oppo Find X6 Pro Camera test

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We put the Oppo Find X6 Pro 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″sensor, 23mm equivalent f/1.8-aperture lens, OIS
  • Ultra-wide: 50MP 1/1.56″sensor, 15mm equivalent f/2.2-aperture lens
  • Tele: 50MP 1/1.56″ sensor, 65mm equivalent f/2.6-aperture lens
  • Video: up to 4K resolution at 60fps (4K/30fps tested)

Scoring

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

Oppo Find X6 Pro
Oppo Find X6 Pro
153
camera
153
Photo
114

123

118

125

102

123

118

124

115

116

76

82

80
Bokeh
80

Best

72
Preview
72

91

154
Zoom
112

118

115

121

148
Video
104

116

115

119

115

119

118

Best

114

119

78

86

116

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)

Top score Best

Lowlight

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

BEST 149

Friends & Family

Portrait and group photo & videos

Pros

  • Excellent detail in photo, zoom and video, even in low light
  • Image noise well under control in all conditions
  • Reliable and fast autofocus in photo and video
  • Nice bokeh effect with good subject detail
  • Effective video stabilization

Cons

  • Lack of contrast in backlit portrait photos
  • Some exposure instabilities in photo and video
  • Shallow depth of field means group shots need to be taken from afar to have everybody in focus
  • Unnatural skin tones in some conditions
  • Dynamic range differences between capture and preview image

The Oppo Find X6 Pro is the new No. 1 in the DXOMARK Camera ranking for smartphones, thanks to an outstanding overall performance and massive improvements over its predecessor, making it an excellent option for photographers who want to capture landscapes and portraits with lots of natural detail in all light conditions.

The latest Oppo flagship uses large image sensors across all camera modules, which contributes to excellent texture and noise results in photo, zoom, bokeh, and video. In our tests, fine detail was preserved impressively well, and noise levels were kept very low, making the Find X6 Pro the best smartphone to date in terms of texture/noise trade-off.

This remained true even in low light, earning the Oppo the top score for low-light performance. The outstanding texture and noise results in dim conditions, in addition to the accurate target exposure and nice colors, mean the Oppo Find X6 Pro is the currently best option for smartphone photography in challenging low-light conditions.

The Find X6 Pro also did very well in Zoom. Like its predecessors, the new Oppo flagship uses a fairly short focal length on the tele camera module (65mm equivalent) and provides an ultra-wide module with a 15mm equivalent focal length. The large sensors in these modules are capable of collecting a lot of photons and therefore image information. This means fine detail is preserved nicely not only when shooting with the primary module, but at all zoom factors from 0.6x to 3.5x, across all light conditions. Also, very few deformation artifacts are visible thanks to their focal length choices. In our tests, the Oppo also delivered very nice bokeh images, with excellent sharpness and accurate bokeh segmentation.

Given the Find X6 Pro’s impressive results in the test protocol, we compared it with other top flagship phones in the  DXOMARK database. Because it is one of the few devices featuring a large 1-inch sensor, it made sense to use the  Vivo X90 Pro+ and Xiaomi 13 Pro, which also have large sensors, to challenge Oppo’s performances in texture/noise trade-off and low light, and to show how well the sensors’ capacities are used.

When evaluating zoom quality, the  Oppo Find X6 Pro’s main competitor is the Honor Magic5 Pro as both devices manage to provide consistent performances in all conditions from super-wide to medium range. It also allows to compare HDR-processing quality and shutter speed, two aspects that are key to image quality and in which the Honor Magic5 Pro shows outstanding results. Focus comparisons are also made with the Huawei Mate 50 Pro, whose variable aperture technology adapts the depth of field to image content.

In video, the Find X6 Pro is compared with the  Apple iPhone 14 Pro, which is still ranked No.1 in video. Both phones have different video technologies, with  Apple using an HDR-10-bit  visualization format and  Oppo  remaining safely with an SDR-8-bit video format. Despite these vastly different formats, it was interesting to see how the Find X6 Pro pushed the limits of its video technology to be able to provide a top texture/noise compromise and an impressive performance in low-light conditions that nearly matched the iPhone 14 Pro’s performance.

Oppo Find X6 Pro – Excellent detail in portrait shots
BEST 149
Friends & Family

The Friends & Family score benefited from excellent sharpness in portrait scenes and pleasant bokeh rendering as well as low noise levels on faces and a fast and accurate focus, even in low light. Indeed, its large sensor was able to collect lots of light with a shorter exposure time than most competitors, and the device was able to freeze the instant in low light and indoor conditions.

Oppo Find X6 Pro – Focus is accurate and fast
Apple iPhone 14 Pro – Focus is fast and accurate
Honor Magic5 Pro – Focus is fast and accurate

Despite huge improvements over its predecessor, the Find X5 Pro, portrait shots still sometimes showed unbalanced contrast on faces in high-contrast scenes. Skin tones were accurate most of the time, but our testers noticed oversaturated undertones on rare occasions.

Oppo Find X6 Pro – Slight high contrast on face, well-rendered undertones
Apple iPhone 14 Pro – Accurate contrast on face, slightly too warm skin tones
Vivo X90 Pro+- Low contrast on face, inaccurate skin tones
Top score Best
Lowlight

The Oppo Find X6 Pro was also the best option for shooting in dim conditions. Thanks to good exposure and a wide dynamic range, low-light photos included a lot of image information and detail, while at the same time preserving the low-light atmosphere. Color rendering was well managed, with usually fairly neutral white balance and only some warm casts when appropriate for the light sources illuminating the scene.

The level of captured detail was impressive, and even night portraits shot with the dedicated night mode showed better detail on faces than competing devices. Low-light noise was well controlled for photo and video as well. Unwanted image artifacts were kept to a minimum.

Oppo Find X6 Pro - Wide dynamic range, some detail in the darkest portions
Oppo Find X6 Pro - A lot of details recovered even in dark part
Apple iPhone 14 Pro - Good exposure but some noise and loss of detail
Apple iPhone 14 Pro - Details lost and noise visible
Honor Magic5 Pro - Slightly more limited dynamic range, loss of detail in the shadows
Honor Magic5 Pro - Loss of detail

When using the tele zoom in low light, the Oppo performed well against the competition, with accurate exposure and nice colors. At a zoom level of around 3x, fine detail was better than on most rival phones, and the Find X6 Pro also provided the best video zoom in low light we have seen so far.

Oppo Find X6 Pro – Good detail in tele zoom images, even in low light

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 Pro 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

153

Oppo Find X6 Pro

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 Pro delivered consistently high still image quality. It especially outperformed the best-in-class Honor Magic5 Pro and Huawei Mate 50 Pro in most low-light conditions. Overall, still images were very nice, thanks to an excellent texture/noise trade-off and efficient autofocus. Target exposure and white balance were mostly accurate across all conditions, making the device a serious contender for users wanting to shoot portraits or landscapes in all types of conditions, including night. The Oppo Find X6 Pro came only slightly behind the Honor Magic5 Pro and Huawei Mate 50 Pro when it shooting in difficult high-contrast conditions because the camera was prone to flare, which could result in contrast issues that affected skin tones. This said, overall, the Oppo delivered better still image quality than most of its Ultra-Premium rivals, with a wide dynamic range and nice colors in most conditions.

Oppo Find X6 Pro 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 as possible to 1:1.

The Oppo Find X6 Pro’s macro mode can be configured to automatically kick in when the camera is getting close to a potential subject. In our tests, the maximum magnification that could be achieved with the ultra-wide camera module was slightly lower than on most direct competitors. But image quality in macro mode remained acceptable.

Oppo Find X6 Pro – Good detail at the center of the frame but image noise in the background, colors rendering is slightly cold.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro – Good detail, slight noise and color rendering is warm
Vivo X90 Pro+ – Good detail, low noise

Exposure

114

Oppo Find X6 Pro

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 Oppo Find X6 Pro delivered good exposure in a reliable fashion, even in low light. The wide dynamic range was on par with most competitors in the Ultra-Premium segment. Thanks to the very large 1-inch sensor and an efficient optical design, the Oppo Find X6 Pro was able to collect a lot of light in all conditions making it possible to get accurate target exposure and wide dynamic range in all sorts of challenging conditions. Whether users are trying to capture interior features or a subject in dim light conditions, the device is able to make the subjects stand out in the scene.

Oppo Find X6 Pro – Wide dynamic range and good shadow recovery
Apple iPhone 14 Pro – Low target exposure and limited dynamic range
Vivo X90 Pro+ – Slight low target exposure and lost information in the shadows
Oppo Find X6 Pro – Wide dynamic range
Apple iPhone 14 Pro – Slight bright clipping
Xiaomi 13 Pro – Some dynamic failure with bright clipping visible

The camera slightly struggled to control flare, and face contrast tended to be low on rare occasions. This resulted in unnatural skin- tone rendering across all types of skin tones in strongly backlit scenes, which was one of the Oppo’s major drawbacks, along with some exposure instabilities across consecutive shots.

Oppo Find X6 Pro – Wide dynamic range but slight low contrast on face
Apple iPhone 14 Pro – Bright clipping in the background but good contrast

Color

118

Oppo Find X6 Pro

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.

Color was overall well controlled, with neutral white balance and beautifully rendered colors in most conditions. The camera managed to preserve natural colors in low light, which is something that many competitors struggle with. Some skin tones could occasionally be slightly oversaturated, but overall, the Oppo Find X6 Pro provided natural color rendering on the majority of images. As visible in the portrait just above, flare can also slightly impact skin-tone rendering in backlit conditions.

Oppo Find X6 Pro – Accurate white balance and nice color rendering, even in low light
Honor Magic5 Pro – Slightly acceptable orange white balance

Autofocus

102

Oppo Find X6 Pro

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.

Autofocus was fast and accurate. The Oppo’s autofocus was reliable and allowed for capture at exactly the same time as the shutter was pressed, making it easy to capture the decisive moment. It was also able to preserve this level of reactivity even in very low light conditions, which makes it a trusty device for challenging shots.

Autofocus irregularity and speed: 20Lux Δ4EV Tungsten Handheld
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 20Lux with Tungsten 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.

The Oppo Find X6 Pro features an impressively large 1-inch sensor in its primary camera module, and the large sensor comes with a shallower depth of field than smaller variants. In most cases, this enables the subject to become well isolated from the rest of the scene, making it pop out from the other elements in the background. This rendering gives the image a 3D effect.

Oppo Find X6 Pro – Accurate focus and subject isolation

Unlike some competitors, Oppo has not implemented a software solution to increase sharpness on background subjects in group shots, nor has it opted for a variable aperture like Huawei did on the Mate 50 Pro. For that reason, it is recommended to take group shots from a distance in order to achieve good sharpness on background subjects in group shots.

Oppo Find X6 Pro
Oppo Find X6 Pro - Faces in middle plane out of focus
Apple iPhone 14 Pro
Apple iPhone 14 Pro - Some loss of detail but still decent sharpness on middle plane faces
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Huawei Mate 50 Pro - Good details in the middle plane

Texture

118

Oppo Find X6 Pro

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.

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.

The Oppo Find X6 Pro is not the only smartphone with a 1-inch sensor in the primary camera. However, it is arguably the one that currently makes the best use of it. With vast amounts of information recorded by the camera, not much micro-contrast processing is required to feature fine details, resulting in an overall very well-managed and pleasant detail rendering.

Oppo Find X6 Pro
Oppo Find X6 Pro - Lots of fine details
Apple iPhone 14 Pro
Apple iPhone 14 Pro - Loss of fine details
Vivo X90 Pro+
Vivo X90 Pro+ - Slight loss of fine details

The level of captured detail was very high across all lighting conditions, including night and low-light shots.

Oppo Find X6 Pro
Oppo Find X6 Pro - Fine detail well preserved, even in challenging night conditions
Apple iPhone 14 Pro
Apple iPhone 14 Pro - Loss of fine details on face
Vivo X90 Pro+
Vivo X90 Pro+ - Loss of fine detail in night shots

Noise

115

Oppo Find X6 Pro

116

Honor Magic5 Pro

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.

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.

Our testers were also very impressed by the Oppo Find X6 Pro’s noise management. Images were clean, with only some noise in areas of plain color, in bright light as well as in night shots. This is likely the result of the combination of the large sensor and its excellent  light-collection capabilities, with effective noise-reduction algorithms. Overall, the Oppo was the best device for noise so far.

Oppo Find X6 Pro
Oppo Find X6 Pro - Very low noise
Apple iPhone 14 Pro
Apple iPhone 14 Pro - Some fine luminance noise
Vivo X90 Pro+
Vivo X90 Pro+ - Very little noise

Artifacts

76

Oppo Find X6 Pro

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

Compared to its predecessor, the Oppo Find X5 Pro, the Oppo Find X6 Pro is a noticeable improvement in terms of unwanted image artifacts. Slight ghosting was still visible in some scenes, but other artifacts, such as halo effects and fusion artifacts, have been significantly reduced. The one artifact that could still be quite intrusive was flare. Overall, the amount of flare was quite comparable to other flagship devices, such as the Apple iPhone14 Pro.

Oppo Find X6 Pro
Oppo Find X6 Pro - Slight ghosting in challenging scenes with motion
Oppo Find X6 Pro - Wide dynamic range but lack of contrast on faces in challenging conditions
Oppo Find X6 Pro - No unnatural HDR rendering
Apple iPhone 14 Pro - Some highlight clipping on the background and slight lack of contrast on face
Apple iPhone 14 Pro - No unnatural HDR rendering
Xiaomi 13 Pro - Slight clipping visible on the background but accurate target exposure on the face
Xiaomi 13 Pro - Visible unnatural HDR rendering around subject

Bokeh

80

Oppo Find X6 Pro

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.

The Oppo Find X6 Pro was one of the best-performing devices to date for bokeh. Depth estimation and blur gradient were roughly on the same level as competing flagships, but the Oppo made use of its dedicated 3x tele camera to capture sharp detail in faces and help with subject isolation. As a result, portraits shot in bokeh mode were outstanding in most light conditions.

Oppo Find X6 Pro – Fairly accurate segmentation, nice background blur, use of the tele camera compresses the scene, making for a more striking image than the competitors
Apple iPhone 14 Pro – Accurate segmentation, fairly light background blur
Honor Magic5 Pro – Accurate segmentation, strong blur, slight failure in color rendering

Preview

72

Oppo Find X6 Pro

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.

Image preview on the display was reliable, but it came with the same issues as most other competitors. Dynamic range was more limited on the preview than in the final capture. In comparison, the latest generation of Apple’s iPhones is much better at showing the same dynamic range in both preview and capture, and is the best performer on the market in this category. The bokeh effect was simulated in preview but also showed some differences in the final image.

Oppo Find X6 Pro – Capture
Oppo Find X6 Pro – Preview – More limited dynamic range than final capture
Target exposure on preview is often lower than on capture but the difference is smaller than the one on the Honor Magic5 Pro.
Contrast entropy also shows differences between preview and capture as more bright clipping is usually visible on preview. Apple iPhone 14 Pro is the only one performing significantly better.

Zoom

154

Oppo Find X6 Pro

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.

The Oppo Find X6 Pro comes with some major improvements over its predecessor in terms of zoom-related hardware and software, and it shows in the image results. In our tests, the ultra-wide camera produced accurate exposure and color rendering in most of the scenes and, thanks to its 50MP sensor, captured high levels of detail. The 15mm equivalent focal length is not the widest that we have seen, as compared to the Honor Magic5 Pro with its 13mm equivalent focal length, but is suitable for many scenes and helps keep distortion and corner softness at bay.

The tele module comes with a 3x zoom instead of the shorter 2x variant on the predecessor. Between 2x and 3x, before the tele camera takes fully over, the camera uses image fusion algorithms, which combined with the large 50MP sensor in the tele module, made for very good detail across a wide range of tele zoom factors.

Oppo Find X6 Pro
Oppo Find X6 Pro - Lots of fine details
Apple iPhone 14 Pro
Apple iPhone 14 Pro - Loss of finer details on the face
Honor Magic5 Pro
Honor Magic5 Pro - Local loss of details

Compared to devices like the Honor Magic5 Pro and the Huawei Mate 50 Pro, the Oppo does not provide the same extreme ultra-wide and tele focal lengths, but instead focuses on providing excellent image quality across a slightly smaller portion of the zoom range.

Oppo Find X6 Pro 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

In our tests, the Oppo also delivered sharper zoom images than most rivals in video mode. Zoomed video clips showed high levels of fine detail and low noise.

Wide

115

Oppo Find X6 Pro

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 Pro’s ultra-wide camera captured very sharp images with good exposure and well-rendered colors in most light conditions. The field of view was not quite as wide as on some direct competitors, but on the upside, this meant that some artifacts that are often seen on ultra-wide cameras, such as corner softness and anamorphosis on portrait shots, were less noticeable on the Oppo.

Oppo Find X6 Pro – Wide dynamic range, good detail
Huawei Mate 50 Pro – Wider field of view, slight  some loss of detail, especially around the edges of the frame
Honor Magic5 Pro – Wider field of view, slightly stronger loss of detail, especially around the edges of the frame

Tele

112

Oppo Find X6 Pro

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.

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.

The Oppo Find X6 Pro comes with a dedicated tele camera with 3x zoom factor. In between 1x and 3x, the device compensates for a slight loss of resolution by an effective fusion algorithm, and overall the camera delivered sharp images across a wide tele zoom range. Zooming in further means digital zoom is applied to the tele camera images, which resulted in a noticeable loss of detail and less sharp images than devices with longer tele cameras, such as the Honor Magic5 Pro.

Oppo Find X6 Pro
Oppo Find X6 Pro - When zooming-in around 3x, the level of detail is very high
Honor Magic5 Pro
Honor Magic5 Pro - Although the device has not switched to its tele module, it recovers almost as many details as the Oppo Find X6 Pro at around 3x

Our testers also assessed that high quality was also preserved down to low-light conditions.

Oppo Find X6 Pro
Oppo Find X6 Pro - High level of details in lowlight conditions
Honor Magic5 Pro
Honor Magic5 Pro - Loss of details in low-light conditions

The Oppo also delivered better detail than most of its Ultra-Premium rivals when zooming in video mode. Fine detail was nicely preserved while video noise was kept well under control in most light conditions.

Video

148

Oppo Find X6 Pro

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.

In the video tests, the Oppo Find X6 Pro achieved the second-best performance to date, just behind the Apple iPhone 14 Pro. Like in photo and zoom, the camera’s main strengths in video were the texture/noise management and the performance in low light, but our experts also noted the effective stabilization, good exposure, and accurate color rendering. In addition, video autofocus was stable and dealt well with transitions. The combination of accurate exposure and color rendering, as well as good detail capture in dim conditions make the Oppo a great option for low-light videography.

Oppo Find X6 Pro 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

104

Oppo Find X6 Pro

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.

The camera produced accurate target exposure across all light conditions but suffered slightly from tone-mapping instabilities and stepping during exposure transitions.

Oppo Find X6 Pro – Slight exposure instabilities in bright light and slight lower target exposure

Apple iPhone 14 Pro – Accurate and stable exposure, wide dynamic range

Honor Magic5 Pro – Accurate exposure, fairly wide dynamic range

Color

115

Oppo Find X6 Pro

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.

In video mode, the Oppo Find X6 Pro delivered natural color across all scenes, especially on skin tones and warm colors in low light. When shooting under warm light sources in low light, a strong orange cast could become visible, but colors were otherwise rendered well.

Oppo Find X6 Pro – Fairly neutral white balance, accurate skin tones in bright light

Apple iPhone 14 Pro – Accurate white balance and skin tones

Honor Magic5 Pro – Slightly warm white balance, slightly reddish dark skin tones

Autofocus

115

Oppo Find X6 Pro

119

Huawei Mate 60 Pro+

Video autofocus was fast and accurate, with effective face tracking. In addition, focus transitions were very fast, with very little stepping. Still, the Oppo did not quite match the iPhone 14 Pro, which offers the most cinematic focus strategy of all current smartphones.

Oppo Find X6 Pro – Effective face tracking

Apple iPhone 14 Pro – Effective face tracking

Honor Magic5 Pro – Effective face tracking

Texture

118

Oppo Find X6 Pro

Best

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.

The Oppo produced high levels of detail and managed to outperform most of the competition in low light. Detail was also very good in video portraits, something that many of the Oppo’s rivals struggle with.

Oppo Find X6 Pro
Oppo Find X6 Pro - Lot of details even in low-light conditions
Honor Magic5 Pro
Honor Magic5 Pro - Loss of fine details

Noise

114

Oppo Find X6 Pro

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 well under control when compared to other devices recording in SDR format. Noise levels were particularly low in textured areas, but some temporal noise could be noticeable in the shadow regions of the frame while the camera was moving. Our testers also noticed some local noise on moving subjects.

Stabilization

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Oppo Find X6 Pro

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.

Video stabilization was very effective, allowing for decent results even when recording while running. Frame shift was counteracted by a processing solution, making for an overall smooth user experience in video mode.

Oppo Find X6 Pro – Effective video stabilization, even when running while recording

Apple iPhone 14 Pro – Effective video stabilization, but some camera shake when running

Artifacts

78

Oppo Find X6 Pro

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

When shooting video with the Oppo Find X6 Pro, most of the usual artifacts were well under control. Slight ringing was noticeable in all conditions, especially in difficult high-contrast scenes. Otherwise artifacts are pretty well controlled and very few issues can be spotted when filming.

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