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Oppo Reno6 Pro+ Camera review: Good detail in Photo and Video

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The Oppo Reno6 Pro+ is the China-only top-end model in Oppo’s Reno range, featuring a 6.55-inch display with 2400 x 1080 pixels resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. It’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870 chipset and comes with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB of built-in storage.  

The rear camera uses a 50 MP sensor in the primary module, and those users who want to zoom in or out have a 16 MP ultra-wide and 13 MP 2x tele lens at their disposal. There is also a dedicated macro lens, which is not covered by our test protocol. In video mode, the Oppo can record 4K footage at up to 60 frames per second.

Let’s find out how the Oppo Reno6 Pro+ performed in our DXOMARK Camera test.

Key camera specifications:

  • Primary: 50 MP 1/1.56″ Sony IMX766 sensor, 1.0µm pixels, f/1.8-aperture lens, PDAF
  • Ultra-wide: 16 MP 1/3.09″ sensor, 1.0μm pixels, 123° field-of-view, f/2.2-aperture lens
  • Tele: 13 MP 1/3.4″ sensor, 1μm pixels, f/2.4-aperture lens, 2x optical tele, PDAF
  • Macro: 2 MP 1/5.0″ sensor, 1.75μm pixels, f/2.4-aperture lens
  • Video: 4K at 60/30fps, 1080P at 60/30fps

About DXOMARK Camera tests: For scoring and analysis in our smartphone camera reviews, DXOMARK engineers capture and evaluate over 3000 test images and more than 2.5 hours of video both in controlled lab environments and in natural indoor and outdoor scenes, using the camera’s default settings. This article is designed to highlight the most important results of our testing. For more information about the DXOMARK Camera test protocol, click here. More details on how we score smartphone cameras are available here.

Test summary


Oppo Reno6 Pro+
121
camera
126
photo
64
zoom
108
video

Pros

  • High detail in most conditions for Photo and Video
  • Accurate and repeatable autofocus
  • Good target exposure on the ultra-wide camera, and in outdoor and indoor videos
  • Stable white balance in video
  • Autofocus is fast to react and adjust in video

Cons

  • Exposure variation in outdoor shots
  • Noise in stills and video
  • Frequent color casts in indoor and outdoor shots, often pinkish skies
  • Preview image shows lower dynamic range than capture
  • Loss of detail when using the tele camera
  • Limited dynamic range in video
  • Ineffective video stabilization when walking while recording

With a DXOMARK Camera overall score of 121 the Oppo Reno6 Pro+ makes it into the top ten of the Premium segment ($600-799). The device builds on a Photo performance that is excellent for its class (126) and still images benefit from very good texture across the ultra-wide, primary and tele modules.

Its also achieves a decent Zoom score for its class and the Video score of 108 puts the Oppo Reno6 Pro+ among the top ten for Video in the Premium segment, making it an excellent option for users who are looking for consistently decent image results across all use cases without spending Ultra Premium segment amounts of money.

Photo

Oppo Reno6 Pro+ achieves a Photo score of 126. In this section we take a closer look at each sub-attribute and compare image quality against competitors.

Exposure and Contrast

Oppo Reno6 Pro+

92

111

Huawei P50 Pro
Best: Huawei P50 Pro (111)

In these tests we analyze target exposure, contrast, and dynamic range, along with repeatability across a series of images. Tests are undertaken in a wide range of light conditions, including backlit scenes and low light down to 1 lux. The score is derived from a number of objective measurements in the lab and perceptual analysis of real-life images.

In outdoor shots, our testers observed very noticeable exposure variation between consecutive shots, like in these images of a backlit scene.

Oppo Reno6 Pro+, decent subject exposure, wide dynamic range
Oppo Reno6 Pro+, slightly brighter subject exposure and background
Oppo Reno6 Pro+, lack of dynamic range, slightly darker subjects and highlight clipping on the background

Color

Oppo Reno6 Pro+

100

107

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
Best: Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (107)

In these tests we analyze color rendering, skin tones, white balance, and color shading, along with repeatability across a series of images. The score is derived from a number of objective measurements in the lab and perceptual analysis of real-life images.

These samples show Oppo Reno6 Pro+’s color performance in an outdoor scene.

Oppo Reno6 Pro+, slight pink cast in outdoor conditions
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, slightly undersaturated color
Oppo Reno5 Pro+ 5G, slightly inaccurate color

Autofocus

Oppo Reno6 Pro+

93

109

Asus Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders
Best: Asus Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders (109)

In these tests we analyze autofocus accuracy and shooting time as well as repeatability, in the lab. We test focus failures, depth of field, and tracking of moving subjects using perceptual analysis of real-life images.

This graph shows the Oppo Reno6 Pro+’s autofocus performance in our benchmark lab analysis under indoor light (300 lux) handheld.

Autofocus comparison: Both Oppo devices are generally slow focusing in all conditions. The Xiaomi is measurably faster and also accurate.

Texture

Oppo Reno6 Pro+

107

111

Xiaomi Mi 11
Best: Xiaomi Mi 11 (111)

In these tests we analyze texture on faces and objects, including objects in motion, in a range of light conditions, using several lab test setups and perceptual analysis of real-life images.

These samples show Oppo Reno6 Pro+’s texture performance in a low light scene.

Oppo Reno6 Pro+, low light texture
Oppo Reno6 Pro+, crop: fine detail is well preserved
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, low light texture
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, crop: fine detail is well preserved
Oppo Reno5 Pro+ 5G, low light texture
Oppo Reno5 Pro+ 5G, crop: fine detail is well preserved

Noise

Oppo Reno6 Pro+

70

99

Huawei P50 Pro
Best: Huawei P50 Pro (99)

In these tests we analyze noise on faces and objects, including objects in motion, in a range of light conditions, using several lab test setups and perceptual analysis of real-life images.

These samples show the Oppo Reno6 Pro+’s noise performance in a low-light setting.

Noise comparison: The Oppo Reno6 Pro+’s noise levels are fairly high in all conditions

Bokeh

Oppo Reno6 Pro+

60

80

Huawei P50 Pro
Best: Huawei P50 Pro (80)

For these tests we switch to the camera’s bokeh or portrait mode and analyze depth estimation, bokeh shape, blur gradient, and repeatability, as well as all other general image quality attributes mentioned above. The score is derived from perceptual analysis of real-life images.

These samples show Oppo Reno6 Pro+’s bokeh simulation indoors.

Oppo Reno6 Pro+, noise more visible in blurred areas

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, noise more visible in blurred areas

Oppo Reno5 Pro+ 5G, similar noise levels on in-focus and blurred areas

Night

Oppo Reno6 Pro+

41

82

Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
Best: Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ (82)

In these tests we shoot a selection of images in pitch-black darkness as well as with city lights in the background providing some illumination. We shoot sample images with the camera at default settings in both flash-auto and flash-off modes. We analyze all image quality attributes but we pay particular attention to exposure, autofocus, and color. We do not test night modes that have to be activated manually.

These samples show Oppo Reno6 Pro+’s night performance in flash-auto mode.

Oppo Reno6 Pro+, flash-auto: accurate subject exposure, nice skin tones
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, flash-auto: slight underexposure on subject
Oppo Reno5 Pro+ 5G, flash-auto: accurate subject exposure but unnatural skin tones

Artifacts

Oppo Reno6 Pro+

67

75

Google Pixel 4
Best: Google Pixel 4 (75)

In these tests we check images for optical artifacts such as vignetting, flare, lens softness in the corners, distortion, and chromatic aberrations, as well as for processing artifacts such as ghosting and fusion errors, hue shift, and ringing.

This sample shows fusion artifacts in a backlit scene.

Oppo Reno6 Pro+, high-contrast scene
Oppo Reno6 Pro+, crop: fusion artifacts

Preview

Oppo Reno6 Pro+

65

80

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
Best: Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (80)

In these tests we analyze the image quality of the preview image and the differences between preview images and captured images, particularly in terms of exposure, dynamic range, and bokeh effect. We also check the smoothness of the field-of-view changes in the preview image when zooming with both buttons or when using the pinch-zoom gesture.

These samples compare accuracy between the Oppo Reno6 Pro+’s preview and final capture in a high contrast indoor scene.

Oppo Reno6 Pro+, preview: highlight clipping
Oppo Reno6 Pro+, capture: noticeably better than preview image

Zoom

Oppo Reno6 Pro+ achieves a Zoom score of 64. The Zoom score includes the tele and wide sub-scores. In this section, we take a closer look at how these sub-scores were achieved and compare zoom image quality against the competitors.

Wide

Oppo Reno6 Pro+

39

57

Huawei P50 Pro
Best: Huawei P50 Pro (57)

In these tests, we analyze the performance of the ultra-wide camera at several focal lengths from 12 mm to 20 mm. We look at all image quality attributes, but we pay particular attention to such artifacts as chromatic aberrations, lens softness, and distortion.

These samples show the performance of the Oppo Reno6 Pro+’s ultra-wide camera in an indoor setting.

Oppo Reno6 Pro+, ultra-wide
Oppo Reno6 Pro+, crop: good dynamic range but strong noise
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, ultra-wide
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, crop: more limited dynamic range but lower noise
Oppo Reno5 Pro+ 5G, ultra-wide
Oppo Reno5 Pro+ 5G, crop: limited dynamic range and strong noise

Tele

Oppo Reno6 Pro+

80

140

Huawei P50 Pro
Best: Huawei P50 Pro (140)

In these tests we analyze all image quality attributes at focal lengths from approximately 40 to 300 mm, paying particular attention to texture and detail. The score is derived from a number of objective measurements in the lab and perceptual analysis of real-life images.

This shows the Oppo Reno6 Pro+’s average resolution scores in our benchmark lab analysis using a medium-range zoom setting under different lighting conditions.

Oppo Reno6 Pro+, long range tele
Oppo Reno6 Pro+, crop: low level of detail
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, long range tele
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, better detail
Oppo Reno5 Pro+ 5G, long range tele
Oppo Reno5 Pro+ 5G, low level of detail

Video

In our Video tests we analyze the same image quality attributes as for still images, such as exposure, color, texture, and noise, but we also include such temporal aspects as speed, smoothness and stability of exposure, white balance, and autofocus transitions.

NOTE: The sample video clips in this section are best viewed at the highest resolution available. 

Oppo Reno6 Pro+ achieves a Video score of 108. A device’s overall Video score is derived from its performance and results across a range of attributes in the same way as the Photo score. In this section, we take a closer look at these sub-scores and compare video image quality against competitors.

Exposure and Contrast

Oppo Reno6 Pro+

96

118

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
Best: Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (118)

These video stills show the Oppo Reno6 Pro+’s video exposure performance in daylight.

Oppo Reno6 Pro+, video still:  limited dynamic range
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, video still: limited dynamic range
Oppo Reno5 Pro+ 5G, video still: slightly limited dynamic range

Color

Oppo Reno6 Pro+

96

105

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Best: Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (105)

These video stills show the Oppo Reno6 Pro+’s video color in an outdoor scene.

Oppo Reno6 Pro+, video still: accurate skin tones
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, video still: slightly unnatural skin tones
Oppo Reno5 Pro+ 5G, video still: slightly unnatural skin tones

Autofocus

Oppo Reno6 Pro+

98

109

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
Best: Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (109)

This sample clip shows the Oppo Reno6 Pro+’s video autofocus performance in an indoor scene.

Autofocus convergence is slow.

Texture

Oppo Reno6 Pro+

100

Highest Score

These video stills show the Oppo Reno6 Pro+’s video texture performance under indoor lighting conditions.

Oppo Reno6 Pro+, video still, texture
Oppo Reno6 Pro+, crop: good texture
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, video still, texture
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, crop: slightly low level of detail
Oppo Reno5 Pro+ 5G, video still, texture (1080p)
Oppo Reno5 Pro+ 5G, low level of detail

Noise

Oppo Reno6 Pro+

82

105

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
Best: Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (105)

This graph shows the Oppo Reno6 Pro+’s video noise performance in the lab.

Video noise comparison: the Reno6 Pro+ 5G’s noise levels are higher than the comparison devices

Artifacts

Oppo Reno6 Pro+

73

94

Oppo Find X2 Pro
Best: Oppo Find X2 Pro (94)

For video artifacts, we check for the same kinds of artifacts mentioned in the Photo section, along with such video-specific artifacts as frame rate variation in different light conditions, judder effect, and moving artifacts (artifacts such as aliasing, color quantization, and flare can often be more intrusive when moving than in a still image).

This video still shows a hue shift around clipped areas.

Eiffel Tower

Stabilization

Oppo Reno6 Pro+

89

102

Huawei P50 Pro
Best: Huawei P50 Pro (102)

In these tests we analyze residual motion when handholding the camera during recording, as well as when walking and running with the camera. We also look for stabilization artifacts such as jello effect, sharpness differences between frames, and frame shift (abrupt changes of framing).

This sample clip show the Oppo Reno6 Pro+’s video stabilization performance in daylight.

Oppo Reno6 Pro+, residual motion

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