The OPPO Reno2 has a 48 Megapixel quad-camera setup with Night Mode for shooting pictures in low light environments.
I have so much fun taking pictures of Christmas lights and decorations using the OPPO Reno2 that I thought they deserve to be shared. So, here are several pictures I took with comparisons whenever available.
Let’s start with this picture of the Makati skyline which was taken with the default camera settings of the OPPO Reno2. It’s already a good-looking picture with sharp details and pretty accurate colors.
This is our first sample picture shot with the Night mode feature of the OPPO Reno2. Pressing the shutter button is followed by three clicks. This means that the smartphone is taking several pictures at different exposures and the “click – click – click” sound is so cool!
The resulting picture when Night mode is used is definitely brighter than the previous one. It improves the dynamic range allowing the camera to capture details in both the bright and dark areas of the scene. It also improves the color saturation of the image with more colors from the different lights accurately reproduced.
Next, we have another picture shot with the default camera settings of the OPPO Reno2. This is a tree decorated with strings of lights.
This is the same scene with Night mode on the OPPO Reno2 smartphone turned on. Once again, it looks brighter and more vibrant.
Here’s another picture in the same area showing more of the decorated trees. Using the OPPO Reno2 smartphone to take night-time pictures is fun with its Night mode feature.
Of course, I also took a picture of the famous light show at the Ayala Triangle Gardens. It’s still a good-looking picture but it also reveals a weakness of the OPPO Reno2’s Night mode feature.
Since it takes 2-3 seconds to capture a photo, some objects or people in the scene might have moved and they will be blurred. The person sitting at the middle remained sharp while the girl walking in the front did not.
Nevertheless, you’ll be able to get the hang of this quirk after taking several Night mode pictures using the OPPO Reno2. The people in this scene were still moving albeit slowly. Hence, I immediately took this picture.
Here’s another comparison between the default camera settings of the OPPO Reno2 and its Night mode feature.
See the difference? I have no background in photography but I was able to capture this picture that looks quite epic.
I went to Ayala Avenue to get a closer look at those decorations. Are these considered as lanterns? Anyway, the Night mode feature of the OPPO Reno2 is clever enough in identifying how much enhancement is needed in a scene. It’s not over-doing it.
This is the last comparison. Notice the brightness of the underpass and the PNB building at the back.
The Night mode feature of the OPPO Reno2 smartphone made the building brighter but the bright underpass is a bit washed out. This is another limitation of this feature. It works best if the scene is somehow uniform in lighting.
Let’s wrap this up with a picture of a building in Cebu City. This was taken using the Night mode feature of the OPPO Reno2.
I’m not sure if you can see it but stars are present in this picture! You can click the picture to open a larger version. It shows the constellation Orion as well as nearby stars.
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