Earlier this year, OnePlus added a new dimension to phone photography when it launched the OnePlus 9 Pro. Yes, the phone was a flagship in every sense of the word. It had a beautiful design, was incredibly slim, had a Quad HD AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, was powered by the most powerful chip out there, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 with plenty of RAM and storage, and of course came with the legendary OnePlus Warp Charge that let you Charge it via a wired connection in less than half an hour and even wirelessly in less than forty-five minutes.
But what really made the OnePlus 9 Pro exceptional was the camera setup, which was done in collaboration with one of the biggest names in photography, Hasselblad. The cameras themselves were exceptional – a 48MP Sony IMX789 main sensor with Sony co-designed OIS, a 50MP Sony IMX766 ultrawide sensor, an 8MP telephoto sensor and a 2MP monochrome sensor, and a 16MP Sony IMX471 sensor for selfies . Combined with Hasselblad’s expertise, these cameras delivered some of the most amazing photography ever on a phone, with vibrant colours, rich detail and very unique perspectives.
These cameras, blessed with amazing specs and Hasselblad charms, can make your Diwali magical. This is because unlike other phones with the same set of filters and effects, the OnePlus 9 Pro comes with a number of features that completely change the way you take photos. Colors are perfectly represented thanks to Hasselblad’s famous natural color calibration. Then there’s the Hasselblad Pro mode which builds on Hasselblad’s proprietary image processing software to give it that iconic Hasselblad feel, and also brings Hasselblad sensor calibration to a smartphone for the first time.
All of this results in the OnePlus 9 Pro keeping its shoot-and-shoot camera simplicity even giving you the option to change settings and choose options as you would a professional camera. If you find the night too dark, OnePlus’ Nightscape mode will allow you to capture all the lights and lights in great detail. Nightscape Video 2.0 mode makes videos captured in low light retain color and detail. And of course, the presence of OIS ensures that there is no distortion or noise. And if you really want to be in the Pro mode, just go for Hasselblad Pro to increase the ISO, which makes things a lot brighter. Well, if you think the colors are not what you really want, then head over to the white balance option and adjust it until it is just right.
Amidst so much excitement of Diwali with so much light around you and people running back and forth? You can use your OnePlus 9 Pro to take ultra-detailed photos without blur by increasing the shutter speed in Hasselblad Pro mode. Or if you want to actually capture the frantic activity, you can actually slow down the shutter speed and get those beautiful “motion blur” shots while surrounding the subject with a series of motion. A big plus here is the 8MP telephoto lens which not only lets you capture your subject from a distance (you get 3.3x optical zoom and 30x digital zoom) but also keeps shake and distortion to a minimum thanks to the system’s excellent OIS.
Not only can you capture festive photos from a distance, but thanks to the Sony IMX766 50MP ultra-wide sensor, you can also cover the stunning Diwali-lit landscapes around you in stunning detail. And if you really want a different perspective, well, the OnePlus 9 Pro is also the only phone in the world that comes with Hasselblad’s XPan mode, a special panoramic mode seen in the Hasselblad XPan Camera released in 1998. While the cameras on the OnePlus 9 Pro provide 12MP images by default, and XPan mode generates beautiful panoramic shots at more than 20MP of 7552 x 2798 pixels and a resolution of 7872 x 2916 pixels, giving you almost a “cinematic” like, wide viewing angle — a view only a Hasselblad camera can serve.
Pro Mode excels at handling different lighting conditions as well. If you want to take pictures in very bright light, just increase the exposure value (EV). Well, if the scene you are trying to capture is a little on the dark side, just lower the exposure value. You will be amazed by the results. You can even use focus creatively – switch from auto focus mode to manual focus mode and adjust the focus level, just as you would by moving the lens on the appropriate camera. The best part is that doing all this is as simple as moving a ruler across the screen. Well, there’s also an auto mode here, so you can let your camera decide what’s best too!
You can also shoot in JPG or if you really want to edit photos, shoot in RAW and edit them in detail later. Of course, the excellent hardware of the OnePlus 9 Pro ensures that all of this happens literally in a jiffy! There are no lags, glitches, or pauses, allowing you to focus (pun intended) on capturing the scene.
The OnePlus 9 Pro not only allows you to capture what your eyes see, but thanks to its Hasselblad photography genes it also allows you to control and even add creative touches to your shooting experience. All this makes it the perfect photography companion for you on Diwali.