OPPO introduces the world’s first pixel-level camera stabilisation tech


Besides announcing their super fast charging technology, OPPO also demonstrated their image stabilisation technology, i.e., SmartSenor.

The company claims that SmartSensor is the world’s first pixel-level OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) technique. SmartSensor works on a 3-axis stabiliser that results in sharp and blur-free images.

Not just that, OPPO also mention that SmartSensor’s image stabilisation is sensor-based, and not lens-based. The brand claims this has never been done before on a smartphone.

SmartSensor is also supposed to be fast; it’s claimed to require a mere 15 milliseconds to achieve “comprehensive” image stabilisation.

As you’d expect, OPPO did not reveal what phone it’ll feature on. However, odds are that it’ll be a headlining feature of the upcoming Find 9.

That said, OPPO seems to be taking its imaging a lot more seriously now. Which is perhaps why they’ve rebranded to ‘OPPO – Camera Phone’. Take a look at the logo below.

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OPPO SmartSensor OIS: Event Pictures

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More info can be found over at the OPPO forums.

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30 Comments

  1. MattD
    February 23, 2016

    Still wondering (just saying, I know why) all the companies can’t come up with a bigger sensor already.
    However, that’s another interesting thing here… Still waiting for the find 9 (the only thing worth reading from oppo, the rest is so ridiculously overpriced that I think they’ll send me a 20$ bill just for reading ?).

    I think it’ll have a separate launch in March to avoid the crowd here at mwc (s7, g5 and mi5’s launch are hard to beat in the headline news) and maybe to try and overshadow huawei p9’s launch

    • benoita74
      February 23, 2016

      The Oppo find 9 is rumored to be unveiled the 18th of March, unless it is just an R9, which has been spotted in the ColorOS code 🙂

    • balcobomber25
      February 23, 2016

      When you say bigger do you mean MP’s or sensor size? The trend these days is to make phones thinner and thinner which means sensors have to get smaller, like Samsung’s new ISOCELL units and the new Sony’s that will be out soon.

      Also I am headed to the show floor now and will be walking around for about 1.5 hours, is there anything you want me to specifically check out? I don’t have anything specific I am looking at now.

      • MattD
        February 26, 2016

        Somehow I lost your comment the other day! However obviously I was referring to sensor’s size, otherwise I would have wrote “resolution” (and I wouldn’t write something like that because I know how stupid it is xD just as stupid as thickness nazis lol).

        Anyway, thanks for the offering, but I had nothing to check at the moment (nothing you haven’t already answered, like g5’s cam)… And I wouldn’t have asked anyway because I felt so sorry for you leaving the day before mi5’s launch xD

    • john
      February 23, 2016

      As the industry moved to CMOS from CCD, large sensors are not as power hungry nor as hot-literally- unless you are doing video…but
      Bigger sensors mean bigger lenses! I honestly think a 1 inch sensor is as big as it’s going to get on mobile devices(Panasonic CM1). I remember reading an article on Apple trying to patent curved sensor for large sensor camera with small lens(doesn’t make sense as Sony beat them to it in 2014), but nothing concrete on that side.

  2. Assefa Hanson
    February 23, 2016

    damn oppo.. damn another chinese win

  3. Sam
    February 23, 2016

    Ok now bring on the Find 9

  4. john
    February 23, 2016

    I’m really sorry to bring this up but…in DSLRs, except for few exceptional implementation of IBIS, OIS on lens provide better performance most of the times, especially for long telephotos. The two biggest advantages of “sensor based” or IBIS is that it’s lens independent(meaning works on multiple lenses) and can be used to implement a high resolution pixel shift mode. Since this smartphone doesn’t offer pixel shift nor multiple lenses, I just don’t see the point of it.

    I mean sure, it’s first, but with no real benefit.

    • balcobomber25
      February 23, 2016

      Yea it sounds like this is just another form of EIS which has been around for years.

  5. MattD
    February 23, 2016

    Still wondering (just saying, I know why) all the companies can’t come up with a bigger sensor already.
    However, that’s another interesting thing here… Still waiting for the find 9 (the only thing worth reading from oppo, the rest is so ridiculously overpriced that I think they’ll send me a 20$ bill just for reading 😁).

    I think it’ll have a separate launch in March to avoid the crowd here at mwc (s7, g5 and mi5’s launch are hard to beat in the headline news) and maybe to try and overshadow huawei p9’s launch

    • benoita74
      February 23, 2016

      The Oppo find 9 is rumored to be unveiled the 18th of March, unless it is just an R9, which has been spotted in the ColorOS code 🙂

    • balcobomber25
      February 23, 2016

      When you say bigger do you mean MP’s or sensor size? The trend these days is to make phones thinner and thinner which means sensors have to get smaller, like Samsung’s new ISOCELL units and the new Sony’s that will be out soon.

      Also I am headed to the show floor now and will be walking around for about 1.5 hours, is there anything you want me to specifically check out? I don’t have anything specific I am looking at now.

    • john
      February 23, 2016

      As the industry moved to CMOS from CCD, large sensors are not as power hungry nor as hot-literally- unless you are doing video…but
      Bigger sensors mean bigger lenses! I honestly think a 1 inch sensor is as big as it’s going to get on mobile devices(Panasonic CM1). I remember reading an article on Apple trying to patent curved sensor for large sensor camera with small lens(doesn’t make sense as Sony beat them to it in 2014), but nothing concrete on that side.

    • MattD
      February 26, 2016

      Somehow I lost your comment the other day! However obviously I was referring to sensor’s size, otherwise I would have wrote “resolution” (and I wouldn’t write something like that because I know how stupid it is xD just as stupid as thickness nazis lol).

      Anyway, thanks for the offering, but I had nothing to check at the moment (nothing you haven’t already answered, like g5’s cam)… And I wouldn’t have asked anyway because I felt so sorry for you leaving the day before mi5’s launch xD

  6. balcobomber25
    February 23, 2016

    I posted on another story I want everyone to see it. I have been meeting all day but I now have about 1.5 hours to explore the exhibits of MWC. If anyone wants me to check out anything specific leave a comment here, I will be checking Disqus every once in awhile on my phone. Today is my last day at MWC, I leave tomorrow.

    • willysson
      February 23, 2016

      That’s kind of you, unfortunately I’m late. Should I assume that everything has already been released, as in no mention of Blackview BV6000 so likely not seeing the light of day at this event? Thanks again.

      • balcobomber25
        February 23, 2016

        There still are some phones that have yet to be released like Xiaomi Mi5 and several OEM’s will have announcements in the following weeks. For instance only 3 Windows 10 phones launched this week (HP, Vaio and Alcatel). There are another 7-10 coming out and many will be here before summer.

    • bassa
      February 23, 2016

      Did you see any news about shallots or letv?
      enjoy

    • Jay
      February 24, 2016

      Any new stuff from Vivo?

  7. Assefa Hanson
    February 23, 2016

    damn oppo.. damn another chinese win

  8. Guest
    February 23, 2016

    Ok now bring on the Find 9

  9. john
    February 23, 2016

    I’m really sorry to bring this up but…in DSLRs except for few exceptional implementation of IBIS, OIS on lens provide better performance most of the times, especially for long telephotos. The two biggest advantages of “sensor based” or IBIS is that it’s lens independent(meaning works on multiple lenses) and can be used to implement a high resolution pixel shift mode. Since this smartphone doesn’t offer pixel shift nor multiple lenses, I just don’t see the point of it.

    I mean sure it’s a first, but with no real benefit.

    • balcobomber25
      February 23, 2016

      Yea it sounds like this is just another form of EIS which has been around for years.

  10. balcobomber25
    February 23, 2016

    I posted on another story I want everyone to see it. I have been meeting all day but I now have about 1.5 hours to explore the exhibits of MWC. If anyone wants me to check out anything specific leave a comment here, I will be checking Disqus every once in awhile on my phone. Today is my last day at MWC, I leave tomorrow.

    • Guest
      February 23, 2016

      That’s kind of you, unfortunately I’m late. Should I assume that everything has already been released, as in no mention of Blackview BV6000 so likely not seeing the light of day at this event? Thanks again.

    • bassa
      February 23, 2016

      Did you see any news about shallots or letv?
      enjoy

    • balcobomber25
      February 23, 2016

      There still are some phones that have yet to be released like Xiaomi Mi5 and several OEM’s will have announcements in the following weeks. For instance only 3 Windows 10 phones launched this week (HP, Vaio and Alcatel). There are another 7-10 coming out and many will be here before summer.

    • Jay
      February 24, 2016

      Any new stuff from Vivo?

  11. Wesley
    February 24, 2016

    Where is the Find 9? Would have crushed the Samsung S7 and LG G5.

  12. Wesley
    February 24, 2016

    Where is the Find 9? Would have crushed the Samsung S7 and LG G5.