Could the Oppo Find 7 use Multi-Shot technology similar to Hasselblad?


oppo find 7 multi shot

Could the Oppo Find 7 use Multi-Shot technology similar to Hasselblad? The leaked photo sample from the Oppo Find 7 had everyone excited about the prospect of a 50 mega-pixel camera, however renders show a 13mp unit, leading us to believe Multi-shot technology is at work!

What is Mult-shot technology

As the name suggests, Mutli-shot technology allows the camera to capture 4 – 16 images at a single time, however it isn’t quite as simple or boring as that. Multi-shot, as found in high-end DSLR camera from Hasselblad, takes from 4 – 16 images but moves the sensor around to capture accurate colors. To get a better understanding and see why this is truly exciting keep reading.

How a single shot camera works

Your basic camera on most modern mobile phones is a single shot unit. Chances are your mobile phone uses the same camera tech as most meaning a bayer array is used to measure and create the colours the sensor sees. As you can see the bayer array is made up of 2 green pixels a red and a blue.

bayer

 

When taking a photo the light for each is measured and the sensor will create a colour it believes to be an accurate reproduction of the real colour.

How a 4 shot multi shot sensor works

We believe the Oppo Find 7 could have a 4 shot multi-shot technology and this is how that tech works. Rather than just sensing, measuring and merging the light levels together, a 4 shot multi-shot camera will actually move the sensor around in steps of one pixel. This will mean each light level is record on top of the last creating a more true representation to the colours you are actually seeing!

oppo find 7 sample photo

 

Other benefits are the images are sharper, more detailed and there is less noise (the fuzz in low light photos). Are there any cons to multi shot? Multi-shot can only be used for still photos, we also believe that Oppo will have had to include OIS for the tech to work when in your hand, otherwise a tripod would be needed.

How a Multi-shot camera works video

The video below shows how 4 shot and 16 shot multi-shot works.

More Oppo Find 7 photo samples

Here are more Oppo Find 7 leaked photo samples. Download the full size images here.

Could the Oppo Find 7 use 4 shot multi-shot technology

If Oppo have used 4 shot multi-shot it would mean the 13 mega-pixel Sony IMX214 sensor (which we believe the phone will have) would create 50 mega-pixel images and offer amazing colour reproduction.We also believe that if this tech is in place Oppo will have also added OIS (optical image stabilisation) to improve hand held photo capture.

We are more than excited about the prospect of a 4 shot multi-shot camera on the Oppo Find 7, let’s see if it becomes are reality at the launch on the 19th March.

What do you guys think about the idea of 4 shot Multi-shot technology in the Oppo Find 7? What do you make of the photos samples? Let us know in the comments section below.

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28 Comments

  1. chinda
    March 8, 2014

    Awsome 😀

  2. iANDROID8.1
    March 8, 2014

    Watch your back Sony, Oppo has got something to show off 😛

  3. chinda
    March 9, 2014

    Awsome 😀

  4. iANDROID8.1
    March 9, 2014

    Watch your back Sony, Oppo has got something to show off 😛

  5. March 9, 2014

    It’s certainly within the realm of possibility. I guess the devil is in the details, lets see how well works in real world situations.

    Update: Actually, now that I think about it, it doesn’t really matter exactly how they’re doing it, any multi-shot tech is going to require GOOD image stabilization, and that will be useful regardless of what mode you use for shooting.

  6. hape
    March 9, 2014

    While speaking of photo sensors, it is a shame that Sigma’s Foveon technoloy isn’t explored by some of the big names in the industry. Now seeying Sigma developing it with the budget of a rather small dslr company they have astonishing results which no doubt could be far more with more developers and more money.
    On topic, Im curious wat Oppo comes with suprising us.

    • March 9, 2014

      ummm… isn’t that exactly what HTC’s ultrapixel technology is?

      • hape
        March 10, 2014

        No it isn’t as HTC is following the Bayer pattern (1 pixel which is either red, blue or green) whereas Foveon uses three layers (red,blue,green) on top of each other. So 1 Foveon pixel has full color information instead of just 1 color

  7. Allanitomwesh
    March 9, 2014

    Hmmmn. 4X13 is not 50. Or does the math work different than that? I don’t mind an awesome camera though, and if these samples are legit, OPPO are defining awesome in their own image (pun)

  8. March 9, 2014

    OT: Did anybody mentioned if the F7 has a multi band modem? So WCDMA and SCDMA = One Device? I’m curious becaase Im am the whole April in Shanghai, hopefully I can get my f7 there.

    On Topic: Great, I actually never thought there will be a full 50M Sensor in it. This is just a way of to much. Also I hope they implement some good algorythm to get some vibrant 13MP Pictures with multi shot. I can not imagine to have 15MB per Photo space occupied. Well not about the space, more about posting them online.

    • March 9, 2014

      No news yet about which bands of LTE will be supported.

      But if I was a betting man, I’d expect, at a minimum, Bands 38, 39 and 40 (TDD-LTE) for China, 3 and 7 (FDD-LTE) for Hong Kong/Singapore.

      If we get lucky, it will have the same bands as OnePlus’ upcoming phone: 1/3/4/7/17/38/39/40/41 which covers most places in world (including the US).

  9. Feher
    March 9, 2014

    Truly Awesome!
    Any improvements in Camera, Speaker volume and battery life are more than welcome. Ram, Display and Processor are fine as they are.

  10. Dave Weinstein
    March 9, 2014

    It’s certainly within the realm of possibility. I guess the devil is in the details, lets see how well works in real world situations.

    Update: Actually, now that I think about it, it doesn’t really matter exactly how they’re doing it, any multi-shot tech is going to require GOOD image stabilization, and that will be useful regardless of what mode you use for shooting.

  11. Guest
    March 9, 2014

    While speaking of photo sensors, it is a shame that Sigma’s Foveon technoloy isn’t explored by some of the big names in the industry. Now seeying Sigma developing it with the budget of a rather small dslr company they have astonishing results which no doubt could be far more with more developers and more money.
    On topic, Im curious wat Oppo comes with suprising us.

    • Dave Weinstein
      March 9, 2014

      ummm… isn’t that exactly what HTC’s ultrapixel technology is?

    • Guest
      March 10, 2014

      No it isn’t as HTC is following the Bayer pattern (1 pixel which is either red, blue or green) whereas Foveon uses three layers (red,blue,green) on top of each other. So 1 Foveon pixel has full color information instead of just 1 color

  12. sayl
    March 9, 2014

    I know it’s a bit special but I still hope it gets aptx Bluetooth technology for high quality streaming (lossless!)…I know it won’t

    • Cuerex
      March 9, 2014

      would audiophiles really rely on lossless bluetooth streaming instead of heaving highly isolated fat coppercables? :/

  13. Allanitomwesh
    March 9, 2014

    Hmmmn. 4X13 is not 50. Or does the math work different than that? I don’t mind an awesome camera though, and if these samples are legit, OPPO are defining awesome in their own image (pun)

  14. ★Marco Gö†ze
    March 9, 2014

    OT: Did anybody mentioned if the F7 has a multi band modem? So WCDMA and SCDMA = One Device? I’m curious becaase Im am the whole April in Shanghai, hopefully I can get my f7 there.

    On Topic: Great, I actually never thought there will be a full 50M Sensor in it. This is just a way of to much. Also I hope they implement some good algorythm to get some vibrant 13MP Pictures with multi shot. I can not imagine to have 15MB per Photo space occupied. Well not about the space, more about posting them online.

    • Dave Weinstein
      March 9, 2014

      No news yet about which bands of LTE will be supported.

      But if I was a betting man, I’d expect, at a minimum, Bands 38, 39 and 40 (TDD-LTE) for China, 3 and 7 (FDD-LTE) for Hong Kong/Singapore.

      If we get lucky, it will have the same bands as OnePlus’ upcoming phone: 1/3/4/7/17/38/39/40/41 which covers most places in world (including the US).

  15. Guest
    March 9, 2014

    Truly Awesome!
    Any improvements in Camera, Speaker volume and battery life are more than welcome. Ram, Display and Processor are fine as they are.

  16. March 9, 2014

    Much as I love oppo, sounds like a very standard sensor, hopefully not.
    Can’t compete with the Z1/Z2 given recent backporting efforts on the camera front.
    So maybe a Find 7S to come – 805cpu, sony 21mp or more? I expect cutting edge tech from oppo like the F5, and a bragging rights screen ain’t it.

  17. Guest
    March 9, 2014

    I know it’s a bit special but I still hope it gets aptx Bluetooth technology for high quality streaming (lossless!)…I know it won’t

    • Cuerex
      March 9, 2014

      would audiophiles really rely on lossless bluetooth streaming instead of heaving highly isolated fat coppercables? :/

  18. Cuerex
    March 9, 2014

    this camera makes me drool all over the place. i’ve never seen such a colorful and accurate smartphone camera than this

  19. Peter Pain
    March 9, 2014

    Much as I love oppo, sounds like a very standard sensor, hopefully not.
    Can’t compete with the Z1/Z2 given recent backporting efforts on the camera front.
    So maybe a Find 7S to come – 805cpu, sony 21mp or more? I expect cutting edge tech from oppo like the F5, and a bragging rights screen ain’t it.

  20. Cuerex
    March 9, 2014

    this camera makes me drool all over the place. i’ve never seen such a colorful and accurate smartphone camera than this