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We put the Vivo X100 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 1/0.98″ sensor, f/1.75-aperture lens, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
  • Ultra-wide: 50MP, 1/2.76″ sensor , 15mm equivalent f/2.0-aperture lens, AF
  • Tele: 50MP 1/2″ sensor, 100mm equivalent f/2.5-aperture lens, AF, OIS
  • Video: 8K, 4K at 60/30fps, 1080p at 60/30fps

Scoring

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

Vivo X100 Pro
Vivo X100 Pro
150
camera
149
Photo
113

123

115

125

96

123

117

124

114

116

75

82

70
Bokeh
70

80

81
Preview
81

91

155
Zoom
118

Best

114

121

145
Video
104

116

110

119

102

119

112

118

117

119

84

86

112

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

  • Low noise levels in photo and video
  • Fairly good detail in photo and video
  • Good detail and low noise across all zoom settings
  • Nice face contrast in portrait shots
  • Fairly accurate and fast autofocus in photo mode
  • Generally accurate white balance and color rendering in outdoor videos

Cons

  • Occasional color casts
  • Artifacts, including ghosting and unnatural texture rendering
  • Exposure adaptation issues in video mode
  • Slight underexposure, especially in low light and backlit video scenes
  • Jello effect and moving texture artifacts
  • Occasionally inaccurate depth estimation in bokeh mode

The Vivo X100 Pro performed very well in the DXOMARK Camera tests, thanks to the excellent light collection capabilities of the large 1/0.98″ Sony IMX 989 sensor in the main camera module. The same sensor was already used on the predecessor X90 Pro and in other ultra-premium segment models, including the Xiaomi 13 Ultra, and the sensor contributes significantly to the Vivo’s very good texture and noise results across all light levels, down to low light.

In photo mode, images had better contrast than what we had previously seen on the X90 Pro, but in some conditions, our testers noticed slight underexposure and shadow clipping. Colors were pleasant in all shooting conditions and overall color rendering was improved over the X90 Pro, despite some occasional white balance instabilities. Our experts also observed some unwanted image artifacts, including ghosting in scenes with fast motion.

In terms of its zoom capabilities, the X100 Pro is among the best devices we have tested to date, thanks to very good image quality from ultra-wide to medium-range tele settings. Zoom images showed good detail and a fairly wide dynamic range. In the case of tele zoom, this was helped by the 100mm equivalent periscopic telephoto lens, which is a big step forward from the 50mm variant on the predecessor. In addition, at f/2.5 the aperture of the tele lens is slightly wider than on some direct competitors.

The camera also provided a great experience when recording videos, with good stabilization and high levels of detail in static scenes. On the downside, our testers occasionally noticed slight exposure adaptation issues in changing light conditions.

BEST 149
Friends & Family

The Vivo X100 Pro delivered very good results when shooting images or videos of friends and family, thanks to fairly good skin-tone accuracy across all light conditions, as well as good detail and low noise levels. The camera also managed accurate focus on the subject of the scene in most situations, but the autofocus could sometimes be a little slow to lock on.

 Vivo X100 Pro –  Pretty natural skin tones and pleasant color rendering
BEST 132
Lowlight

In low light, the camera captured pretty impressive levels of detail and controlled image noise very well in still images. Target exposure, though, could sometimes be slightly low. Low-light video quality was overall good as well, thanks to good detail preservation and fairly pleasant color rendering. On the downside, some exposure instabilities and temporal portrait issues were sometimes noticeable.

Vivo X100 Pro – Decent detail and good target exposure

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.

Vivo X100 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

149

Vivo X100 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 photo mode, the Vivo X100 Pro delivered very good results across pretty much all tests. The camera managed to capture good detail in most shooting conditions, while keeping noise levels low. Portrait shots had nice contrast and color. The autofocus was an improvement over the X90 Pro but a little slow, which resulted in an average score for this category. Our testers also observed some unwanted image artifacts, including ghosting and unnatural rendering of textures, especially in night portraits and low-light shots. Dynamic range was more limited than on some competitors, but overall the Vivo X100 Pro’s photo mode competes with the best devices in the Ultra-Premium segment.

Vivo X100 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 use case score introduced with DXOMARK Camera version 5. It evaluates the camera’s ability to capture detail at subject distances below 10 cm and magnifications as close as possible to 1:1.

The X100 Pro smartphone offers a nice macro mode, using its ultra-wide camera for capture. Thanks to the larger image sensor in the ultra-wide module, the new model captured better detail when compared to the predecessor X90 Pro.

Though it is not part of the DXOMARK test protocol, it is worth mentioning that using the device’s 100mm equivalent focal length tele module results in macro images with an impressively high level of magnification.

Vivo X100 Pro – Good detail
Vivo X90 Pro – Fairly good detail
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max – Good detail

Exposure

113

Vivo X100 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.

In our tests, exposure was stable with good contrast in most conditions. However, our experts found the dynamic range in portrait shots to be more limited than on the X90 Pro and the iPhone 15 Pro Max, especially in low light.

Vivo X100 Pro – Good contrast and accurate target exposure
Vivo X90 Pro – Slightly low contrast but wide dynamic range
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max – Good contrast and wide dynamic range
Vivo X100 Pro – Good contrast but slightly limited dynamic range
Vivo X90 Pro – Pretty wide dynamic range
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max – Good contrast and dynamic range

Color

115

Vivo X100 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 rendering was pleasant with a fairly neutral white balance across all shooting conditions. However, our testers noticed some white balance instabilities. Skin tones were often rendered unnaturally in backlit scenes but this is not uncommon, even among premium devices.

Vivo X100 Pro – Neutral colors
Vivo X90 Pro – Slight yellow color cast
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max – Fairly neutral white balance
Vivo X100 Pro – Noticeable yellow color cast; fairly accurate skin tones
Vivo X90 Pro – Lack of contrast in skin tones
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max – Natural white balance

 

Vivo X100 Pro – Realistic skin tone
Vivo X90 Pro – Slightly inaccurate skin tone
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max – Realistic skin tone

Autofocus

96

Vivo X100 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.

Compared to the predecessor X90 Pro and the Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max, the Vivo X100 Pro had a wider depth of field. In our tests, most scenes were focused well, but our experts found the autofocus to be slightly slow to react when compared to other devices in the class, especially in low light.

Edge acutance irregularity and average shooting delay along all tested conditions
This graph illustrates focus irregularity and speed as well as zero shutter lag capability, for different light conditions. Each point is the result of the aggregation of the measurements for a group of 30 pictures per conditions. The y-axis shows the average acutance difference with the best focus in percentage. The lower the better. On the x-axis, a negative delay means the photo is taken just before the user triggers the shutter, a positive delay means the photo is taken just after. The closer to 0 ms, the better. Acutance and delay are measured respectively using the Dead leaves chart and the LED Universal Timer, on the AF HDR Setup.
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Texture

117

Vivo X100 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.

In laboratory testing, the X100 Pro captured good detail, as seen in the graph above, even when shooting in low light. Fine skin texture was also rendered nicely in close-up portraits taken at night. In perceptual testing, the resulting image showed very good detail preservation in low light, as seen below.

Vivo X100 Pro - Detail
Vivo X100 Pro - Good detail
Vivo X90 Pro - Detail
Vivo X90 Pro - Slight loss of texture
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max - Detail
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max - Loss of fine detail

Noise

114

Vivo X100 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.

In our tests, the Vivo X100 Pro managed to keep noise levels in photos low across all test conditions.

Vivo X100 Pro - Noise
Vivo X100 Pro - Low noise on face
Vivo X90 Pro - Noise
Vivo X90 Pro - Slight noise
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max - Noise
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max - Slight noise on face

Artifacts

75

Vivo X100 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.

Unwanted image artifacts were fairly well under control on the X100 Pro, but our testers observed ghosting in some shooting conditions, as well as fusion artifacts and flare among other artifacts.

Main photo artifacts penalties
 Vivo X100 Pro – Ghosting in some conditions

Bokeh

70

Vivo X100 Pro

80

Huawei Mate 60 Pro+

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 X100 Pro’s portrait mode performed well in our tests, achieving the same score as the predecessor X90 Pro, despite a different bokeh mode rendering. On the X100 Pro, depth artifacts could sometimes be observed, as well as a non-uniformity of the bokeh effect, especially in the background. This said, the subject was isolated well from the background.

Vivo X100 Pro – Good subject isolation, fairly accurate depth estimation
Vivo X90 Pro – Good subject isolation
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max – Subject well emphasized, good depth estimation
Vivo X100 Pro - Bokeh mode
Vivo X100 Pro - Some segmentation errors

Preview

81

Vivo X100 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.

Dynamic range of the preview image on the X100 Pro display was close to the actual captured image in most conditions, but the level of detail was lower. Some differences were noticeable when shooting in bokeh mode, however, mainly in terms of blur intensity and depth estimation.

Vivo X100 Pro – Capture
Vivo X100 Pro – Preview: Dynamic range well preserved
Vivo X100 Pro – Capture
Vivo X100 Pro – Preview: Bokeh effect is different than the captured image

Zoom

155

Vivo X100 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 Vivo X100 Pro was among the best devices tested to date in the zoom category, especially for photo zoom, thanks to good image results across all zoom settings. Thanks to the wide aperture, the Vivo was also one of the best zoom performers in low light.

Vivo X100 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

Video zoom performance was not quite as performant as for photo and not even on the same level as the X90 Pro. The difference was most noticeable at ultra-wide settings where the level of captured detail was lower on the X100 Pro. This said, overall image quality was still decent.

Wide

114

Vivo X100 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 Vivo X100 Pro ultra-wide camera is among the best we have seen, even though at 15 mm equivalent the maximum angle of view is not quite as wide as on some competitors. Images usually contained a lot of detail, but our testers found detail rendering to be slightly unnatural sometimes. Overall, ultra-wide performance was great indoors and in low-light conditions, with noise well managed across all light conditions.

Vivo X100 Pro - Ultra-wide (18mm)
Vivo X100 Pro - Good fine detail, but very slightly unnatural detail rendering on branches
Vivo X90 Pro - Ultra-wide (18mm)
Vivo X90 Pro - Slightly lower detail
Apple iPhone 15Pro Max - Ultra-wide (18mm)
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max - Lower detail
Vivo X100 Pro - Ultra-wide
Vivo X100 Pro - Neutral white balance, good detail, low noise
Vivo X90 Pro - Ultra-wide
Vivo X90 Pro - Blueish cast, good detail, noise
Apple iPhone 15Pro Max - Ultra-wide
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max - Neutral white balance, loss of fine detail, noise

Tele

118

Vivo X100 Pro

Best

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.

In terms of tele zoom, the Vivo X100 Pro offers a native zoom factor of around 4x (100mm equivalent). In our tests, the Vivo was the best device to date for tele photography, thanks to high levels of detail and well-controlled image noise. Compared to the predecessor X90 Pro and the competition, the improvements were most noticeable at medium and long-range tele settings, thanks to the comparatively long 100mm equivalent tele module. Tele zoom portraits showed good detail on face, even when shooting in difficult conditions, such as in low light or scenes with high contrast. However, our testers sometimes found the detail rendering to look slightly unnatural.

Vivo X100 Pro - Long range tele
Vivo X100 Pro - Accurate exposure, good detail on face, low noise
Vivo X90 Pro - Long range tele
Vivo X90 Pro - Highlight clipping, loss of fine detail, noise
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max - Long range tele
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max - Slight underexposure, loss of fine detail, noise
Vivo X100 Pro - 90mm
Vivo X100 Pro - Unnatural rendering of texture in the beard

Tele performance was excellent in low light, with good preservation of fine detail and low noise levels. This is a noticeable improvement over the X90 Pro and puts the X100 Pro ahead of the competition in terms of tele zoom shooting.

Vivo X100 Pro - Medium range tele in low light
Vivo X100 Pro - High level of detail, low noise
Vivo X90 Pro - Medium range tele in low light
Vivo X90 Pro - Less detail, slight noise
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max - Medium range tele in low light
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max - Loss of detail, noise

The Vivo X100 Pro was capable of producing decent image quality up to a 10x tele zoom factor, outperforming even the Huawei P60 Pro and making it one of the best devices for shooting at the longest tele settings.

Vivo X100 Pro - 10x tele at 1000lux D65
Vivo X100 Pro - More fine detail than competition
Huawei P60 Pro - 10x tele at 1000lux D65
Huawei P60 Pro - Loss of fine detail

Video

145

Vivo X100 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.

The Vivo X100 Pro comes with a dedicated Vivo V3 image 6nm processing chip, which offers a 20% boost in processing speed compared to its predecessor. It also powers the camera’s 4K portrait video mode, which is Vivo’s answer to Apple’s “cinematic” video feature, which was first introduced with the iPhone 13 Pro. However, Vivo aims to take things one step further by offering five types of rendering: Nature Portrait, Summer Sea Breeze, Classic Movie, Retro Soft Focus, and HK Night. The camera is capable of recording in 8K resolution at 30 fps and in 4K at a frame rate of up to 60 fps. In slow motion motion, impressive frame rates of up to 960 fps in Full-HD resolution are achieved.

Our video testing was performed in SDR mode, which produced the best overall quality footage. In this mode, the Vivo offered a fairly pleasant video rendering but could not quite compete with the class-leading iPhone 15 Pro Max’s HDR video.

Vivo X100 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

Vivo X100 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.

During the video exposure tests, our experts noticed some temporal instabilities, mainly when recording in daylight conditions. Footage also showed a fairly low exposure, especially in low light, but dynamic range was wide. Overall, the Vivo X100 Pro’s video exposure results were not quite on the same level as the predecessor X90 Pro’s.

VivoX100 Pro -Target exposure is accurate, but some instabilities are visible

Vivo X90 Pro – Target exposure is accurate, but slight instabilities can be visible

Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max -Target exposure is accurate and fairly stable

Color

110

Vivo X100 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.

Video color was quite pleasant, with neutral white balance. This is an improvement over the X90 Pro where color casts tended to be visible. Like for exposure, our testers noticed some temporal instabilities, especially in low light, but overall footage recorded on the Vivo showed realistic color rendering. It was not quite as vivid as the HDR videos of the iPhone 15 Pro Max, though.

Vivo X100 Pro – Neutral white balance

Vivo X90 Pro – Color cast

Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max – Fairly neutral white balance

Autofocus

102

Vivo X100 Pro

119

Huawei Mate 60 Pro+

In our video tests, the Vivo’s autofocus performed well in most scenes, with fairly smooth target tracking and accurate focus, except in low light, where focus in portrait scenes could be unstable. Focus transition between subjects was very good, though.

Vivo X100 Pro – Subjects are well focused

Vivo X90 Pro -Subjects are well-focused, convergence is a bit slow

Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max -Subjects are well focused

Texture

112

Vivo X100 Pro

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.

Overall detail preservation in video was pretty high, with good detail on subjects and textured areas in our real-life test scenes. In addition, our lab measurements showed high levels of fine detail across all light conditions. However, some slight texture artifacts were sometimes noticeable.

Vivo X100 Pro – Pretty good scene integrity

Noise

117

Vivo X100 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 managed on the Vivo X100 Pro when compared to the Vivo X90 Pro. There was still some room for improvement in terms of noise artifacts in portrait scenes, especially when recording in low light, but other than that, spatial and temporal noise were handled pretty well.

Stabilization

112

Vivo X100 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 other 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 on the Vivo X100 Pro was overall effective, with walking motion and static hand-holding being counteracted well. However, we observed some sharpness differences between frames and also noticed some deformations and jello effect in low-light recordings, which affected the rendering as a whole.

Vivo X100 Pro – Some camera shake but overall good stabilization

Vivo X90 Pro – Camera shake but overall good stabilization

Apple iPhone15 Pro Max – Pretty good stabilization

Vivo X100 Pro – Jello effect at the start of the clip

Artifacts

84

Vivo X100 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

Overall, the Vivo X100 Pro controlled the most common video artifacts quite well, but some artifacts, including color quantization, aliasing and moire, were still noticeable.

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