If you’re new here. Today we’re going to be talking about the one plus eight Pro. In specific, I’m going to be breaking down the camera and giving you a thorough walkthrough. As soon you open up the camera app, you are greeted with starting at the bottom and then working our way up, you have two little arrows that are going in like a circle pattern, that’s going to be how you can switch to the front facing camera, and then get back to the camera. If you notice, whenever you switch to the front facing camera, the front facing camera, I definitely think it’s a cool touch and a cool effect.
Going back to the camera. Next to that we have our shutter button, which will act a record button whenever you’re in video. Next to that you have a little square that’s going to display the last video or image that you have taken. And if you tap on it, it’s going to pull up the gallery, we’ll go back. And then above that we have all of our modes, we’re going to come back to this because I’m going to break down how you can customize your modes and all of that. Above that we have three little icons right here.
By default, the 1x or the one times is on and that’s going to be your regular wide, going over to the far left, that’s going to be your ultrawide Point 6x or point 6 times. And then on the far right, that’s going to be your telephoto, and it’s 3x or three times. And then next to that you have like a little square icon, and that is Google lens. If you’ve never used Google lens, it’s pretty cool. Basically, Google will use its AI and algorithms to break down it is that you’re pointing your camera at. And then if it’s an item you want to purchase it, it will show you ways.
But if it’s something like a park or monument, it’ll give you more information about item or about that subject. And then moving all the way up to the top we have our timer, which if you tap on, you can set it for three seconds, five seconds, 10 seconds, or just turn it off, then we have our flash. By default, I always turn that off. However, if you want it on continuously, you can leave it on. And then next to flash, we have our megapixels, this camera is capable of capturing 48 megapixels.
However, the 12 megapixel mode is really really good, since it’s still taking a 48 megapixel shot, and then compressing it to 12 megapixels, and an overall more pleasing image. And then next to that we have a macro mode, which is really really impressive, definitely suggest that you play around with the macro mode on the one plus eight Pro, it’s capable of capturing some pretty awesome stuff. And then finally we have our filters, these are going to be many filters that you can apply. That way you can get a real time view of what your image is going to look like before you take it. I don’t know if you want it, it’s there.
But there is a little secret in this menu. If you go all the way over, you’re gonna find the option for photo kromm. And this is using the color filter camera, which the one plus eight Pro has, and the one plus eight does not. However, my results and my feedback on this color filter camera. Our I don’t know, I don’t know what it does, to be honest, like I know the Point of it. And I know what you’re able to do with it. But I don’t understand why you need it. Like this is an example of an image that I took with the color filter camera.
I don’t know where I would ever post that. There’s some other ones like this one’s kind of cool. But again, I feel like I could finish the same photo in Photoshop and using many filters like from disco, and so on and so forth. Another example for you, I don’t know, it’s kind of cool that it’s there. But at the same time, I feel like it just doesn’t serve a purpose. But that’s how you access it. And that’s how you can use it. If you wanted to zoom in instead of just switching cameras, you can do so by holding down on the three icons right here.
And then going all the way over to the right or all the way over to the left, all the way over to the right is going to give you the widest angle, which is Point six times and then all the way over to the left is going to give you 30 times, which is combining the three times telephoto camera digital zoom. So just keep that in mind. It’s not going to come out the best but you can use it if you choose to do so if you wanted to do a burst shots, like say you’re taking a photo of something that has a lot of action or fast movements in the scene, just hold down the shutter button.
And you can see you could take 99 photos in a matter of minutes, which is really cool. Even though you don’t get a lot of control in the photo mode, you do have the ability to lock your focus and your exposure. To do that, just tap on what you want to focus on. And then hit the little lock button right here. And then use this slider to your exposure. You can make it brighter by sliding up and you can make it darker by sliding down and if you want to move it just
touch again on the screen and then tap on a new spot and then tap on that lock again. So that’s a quick breakdown of the interface. Let’s go ahead and dive into the settings now and take a look around diving into the settings. The first thing we have is ultra shot HDR.
This is basically going to take multiple photos blend them together to give you a better looking image. Most of the time it’s going to do a fantastic job but if you notice that It’s messing up, it’s the highlights or to clips or the shadows or to pulled up, you can always go in and turn it off and then retake that image, and it come out better. Underneath that we have aspect ratio. So four by three is on by default, that’s going to give you the full 12 megapixel or 48 megapixel image that the sensor is capable of taking.
But you can go to the fold, which is going to reduce the resolution, it’s going to give you an image that is the full size of the display. And then if you go to one by one, again, it’s going to be a reduced resolution. But this is going to be perfect for Instagram, because it is framed for you to go back to four by three. Underneath that we have smart content detection. This is pretty much like scene detection. So it’s going to use AI and different algorithms to determine it is we’re taking a photo of, and adjust settings to make that subject look better.
So if I Point my phone at a pair of shoes, it increase the saturation and contrast because that’s what it thinks I’m going to like based on that subject. If you notice it messing up, you can always turn it off, but I just leave it on because for the most part, it does a pretty good job under that we have mirrored selfie photo, just think about looking into a mirror and how your reflection looks, that’s what it’s going to replicate with the front facing camera.
Underneath that we have video resolution here, you can change your frame rate your resolution, we have 1080 p 30 frames per second 20 p 60 frames per second 4k 30 frames per second 4k 60 4k 30. But this is 4k and the cinema aspect ratio 21 by nine, it’s really cool to see that on here. And then we have 4k 60 in that same aspect ratio. And then on the very bottom, we have motion. So you can do tinetti p at 240 frames per second, or 720 p at 480 frames per second. Just keep in mind that not all of the features are compatible with all of the resolutions rates.
Let’s go ahead and back out a video resolution. And then we have tripod long exposure, this is going to give you a eight to 32nd long exposure, which is going to be great for nighttime shots, especially if you’re doing an image of the stars. Just think about Google’s night sights. And like the iPhones night mode, it’s going to be very similar. And it’s going to be able to accomplish a lot of those long exposure shots that are just amazing looking. But you do have to use your phone on a tripod or level surface that way it’s not moving and then it will just automatically kick in adjust based on the amount of light it thinks you need.
Definitely a great little feature to play around with, I highly suggest that you check it out on me that we have different promos settings. So we have histogram, which is going to give you a histogram for exposing your image correctly. And then we have the horizontal reference line pretty much like a bubble level. So if you don’t know if your phone is level or not, while you’re trying to capture a shot, just toggle that on and then go to promo code. And I’ll tell you, I don’t need that we have some settings custom modes, this is going to be how you can customize the modes that I was talking about right here.
So if we go back into the settings. you can remove some modes to make it easier to find the ones that you use all of the time. Or you can add all of the modes to area right here on the bottom. Personally, I think that it’s easier to access your modes by just swiping up, instead of swiping from left to right, it’s a lot faster in my opinion. So you can access them that way. So we’ll go back and then take a look at ultra wide lens correction, ultra wide lens correction is going to be used for your ultra wide camera. A lot of the times whenever you capture an ultra wide shot, you have some distortion and weird shapes happening on the sides, things could be elongated lines, won’t be straight, they’ll kind of bulge out a little bit.
And this is going to take some of that distortion away. So definitely leave it on don’t really mess with it. Underneath that we have grid, this is going to be like your rule of thirds. you can see I have like a grid right here, this is going to help with framing. So if you’re not familiar with the rule of thirds, this will definitely help teach you go back to the settings and then go under grid, you can see you have rule of thirds, you have a four by four grid. And then of course you have the golden ratio. I’ve never used the golden ratio, but the four by four grid is kind of cool. So I’m gonna change it back to three by three. And then you have the shot on one plus watermark, I just leave that toggle it off.
But if you wanted to use it, it’s just going to put a little watermark on the corner of your photo and this is shot on one plus powered by the quad camera. And then you have your shutter sound. Again, I just turned that off, it’s kind of annoying. And then underneath, That way if you store your photos on your computer, you can use the images metadata to locate the photo by location. And then we finally have the about section which is going to give you a breakdown of the camera app version you’re running and so on and so forth. But other than that, that’s pretty much it. So now let’s go ahead and check out the modes and I’ll give you a breakdown of what each of those do.
The first mode is the photo mode. This is the mode that everyone is familiar with. It’s auto-everything so there’s really no settings for you to adjust dial in to get a good photo plus is going to use all of the capabilities of the phone itself. Such As the ultra shot HDR, the smart content detection and the many settings up there. So there’s definitely a lot of benefits to just the photo mode. However, if you really want more control over your camera, there is a mode for that. And I’ll show you that here in a minute. So if we go over to the left, we have video mode.
Up at the top, we have a flashlight that we can turn on if we need to, we have the stabilization right here. So this is the super stable stabilization that I was referring to in the settings that you cannot use with 4k 60 frames per second. And I think 4k 30 frames per second for that matter. But just know that moving forward, and then next to that we have HDR video, which does have the same limitations super stable. So keep that in mind. But if you are shooting into AP, you have access to the many filters down here.
So you we have vivid, we have vintage, yummy nights, and then black and white. Unfortunately, you cannot use the color filter camera and video. Hopefully that opens up in the future want to wait and see. I will go ahead and back out of video for now. And then go to portrait. Everybody knows portrait mode, you have wide angle portrait. And then you have the regular wide portraits. And you have a beauty filter here if you want to toggle it on. And then you can set a timer going over to panorama. Everybody knows what a panorama is, it’s where you hold your phone and then slowly move it across.
And then it’s going to capture everything and then stitched together. Then we have nightscape which is going to be your long exposure photography and your AI driven noise reduction. nightscape is really, really good on the one plus eight and the one plus eight Pro. Next to that we have Pro mode. And this is where I was talking about if you wanted more control over your camera. So with Pro mode, your white balance, your shutter speed, your focus, which is really cool, because with the focus, you can go from macro all the way to infinity. And then you could do it on both sides. So that’s pretty nice.
If we look at the top, here, we have a timer. And then we have a C with a line through it. And this is going to be where you can save custom settings. So right now it’s turned off. If I were to switch over to C one, and then dial in some settings, so we’ll dial in 400 for the ISO, and then we’ll dial in 2300 for the white balance. And then we’ll dial in, you know one over 8000 for the shutter speed, I can not switch modes.
So there we go, Now if I tap on the little disc down here with a circle around it, it’s going to save those settings. you can see those are different settings Versus see one. And this is going to be great if you’re shooting at many locations, Or if you want to set one up for different white balance temperatures, We have our file format right now it’s enrolled, but you can shoot in JPEG or you can shoot in JPEG at 48 megapixels is definitely great to see all, you have when it comes to saving an image in Pro mode, you want a larger image or a smaller image, you have that capability.
Next, the promo we have time lapse. Time Lapse is pretty much self explanatory. However, you can do it with the ultra wide, you could do it with the regular. And you can do it with the telephoto, which is all nice to see. And you can go into the settings and you can adjust resolution as your frame rates. Some of them are not supported in time lapse. So just keep that in mind. Going back, I personally suggest staying at 10 a VP and 240 frames per second.
But yeah, that’s a quick look at the camera app on the one plus eight pro and a walkthrough of all the features and things that you can do with it.