OnePlus 7 Pro camera update improvements are real, but they’re not spectacular
The OnePlus 7 Pro took important steps up in camera hardware, with a new main sensor and fresh set of supporting cameras. But the end result of these improvements was a similar story to the OnePlus 6T: photos that were good, not great, and certainly not challenging the top-end flagships — particularly in low light.
Now less than a month after release, OnePlus has a fresh software update — version 9.5.7 — that focuses on camera performance across the board, and aims to directly address feedback received from early buyers. According to OnePlus, there’s a lengthy list of improvements:
Optimized the overall contrast and color performance
Optimized the white balance consistency of the triple-lens
Optimized the accuracy and stability of auto focusing
Fixed the issue of greenish tone in some low light scenes
Fixed the issue of noise in some HDR scenes
Improved the contrast and color saturation of the ultra-wide angle lens
Improved the clarity and noise reduction of the ultra-wide angle lens under low light
Improved the clarity and noise reduction of telephoto images
Improved the clarity and color performance in Nightscape mode
Improved the brightness and clarity in Nightscape mode for extreme low light situations
That’s all pretty ambiguous, though. So I went out shooting with the updated OnePlus 7 Pro to see how it performs compared to the launch software.